I've gotten a few requests for the diagram, so here goes:
It's based on LoveMonkey's marvelous Monkey Hut
Here's what I remember:
Rebar, connectors, tarps, and bungee balls are all according to the original design. I cut the PVC pipes ahead of time with a PVC pipe cutter.
When we got to the Playa, I slid the 2.5' L x 1.25" W connectors over the pairs of 5' L x 1" W PVC pipes to make the 10' L x 1" W pipes used in the original. On each set [(2) 5' L x 1" W PVC pipes + (1) 2.5' L x 1.25" W connector], my Chief Scientist drilled four holes several inches from the join-- two on top, two on bottom (two on either side of the join). He used a cordless drill with, and I quote, "Whatever's one size smaller than 1/8."
Then, with a cordless screwdriver, he drove the screws in. He thinks they were about 1" L and definitely 1/8" W -- they stuck out the other end. Once we had the (6) 10'L pipes, we followed the directions as outlined. We did tie some rope from one end of the hut to the other, knotting around the T-connectors and anchoring to the center. We followed the instructions for a tent shade flap using the modification described above.
Since 2009 was our first burn, I can't say whether the winds were typical. The hut held up to the gusts, and never seemed particularly rickety.
Whatever you decide to try, good luck.
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