Mrs.Damato wrote:Yup that is the page i found too. Did you have any problems getting the monkey hut to stay on the re-bar in wind? or should some well placed guy lines do the trick?
I suppose we will be getting dusty no matter what we do haha, just gonna have to figure out a way to minimize it
Get a good rope, a kernmantle climbers rope preferred; used are cheap on ebay since climbers replace them before they wear out. Run your GOOD ROPE through grommets along the sides of your cover, near the ground where you have left a 6-12" wind vent on each side (which will also keep down the dust inside). Secure the ropes to the rebar
at each end. That is really all you need. It is a very flexible and sturdy design.
Your rebar should be 1/2 in diameter and 2 feet long, driven 12 inches into the playa. The playa will hold the rebar, the rebar and cover will hold the PVC in place. Lateral force will not shift it, and once the hut is firmly covered there is too much tension on the PVC to lift it off the rebar; the sharp ends of the rebar grab the inside of the pipes.
A flexible knit like aluminet handles wind a lot better than solid tarp, just sayin; and it is silent and beautiful.
Check your ropes, grommets, cords etc at least twice a day.
Oh and I am sure you are planning to do this, but I will tell you anyway: Set your Monkey Hut up now, and practice with it. See how it works. It's really cool.