International Incident wrote:
I disgaree. have a 25 foot hut, aluminet-covered, I never guy it and I never have a problem with it. The aluminet will occasionally "breathe" i.e. lift away from the PVC in a hard wind and then settle back, but, the frame stays put.
Hey MDF, but you do guy it - you run ropes from the front and back to the ground, and you also run the rope across the bottom and that is guyed down as well. Or am I imagining things?
Nope, no guy lines, just the rope along the bottom sides attaching the cover to the legs. I use extra 4 ft bungees along the inside (attached to the eyebolts in my leg section connectors, 5 feet up) but mostly for clotheslines.
AH HA!!! I remember now guying the boyz's huts last year on the side that faced into that heavy wind along the road. Yes. But if we'd had room to turn them away from that wind I would not have needed to do that.
Earthwalker, I have 70% shade aluminet, and use a standard width (18 ft) since it's better NOT to come all the way to the ground if you want less dust inside. Trust me on that; let it blow through rather than settle in drifts. Since the aluminet is stretchy, you need less than your length, so, for a 30 foot hut I would buy 28 feet off an 18 foot roll, and trim to fit. I made the mistake of buying 25 feet off a 21 foot-wide roll for my 25 foot hut and wound up cutting about 3 feet off the length AND the width. Huge waste.
For the 15 foot long huts I ordered 14 feet x 18: fit great.
For 30 ft you'll need at least 75 shark-bite grommets, ditto 6" bungee balls...
MegsLegs, cutting the MH legs into 5 foot sections and connecting them with sleeves makes them stronger.
Int Inc, you know when I get to drinking under shade in the afternoon I agree with everything.