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johnf

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Here is a sun canopy I made for our breakfast patio its all sectional so it can be dismantled for the winter



 

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Hi, John

Very nice, but shouldn't it be called a rain canopy? :wink:

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No Pete because its there to keep the sun out of my eyes while have breakfast alfresco
 

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What do you do about anchoring it down if it is removeable?
Do you screw plates down to the floor everytime? or remove them?

Its really nice and given me a potential idea for mine
 

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Yes a couple of stainless L brackets on each post (theres only four posts )
The trusses fix with one screw at either end and two timber angle braces on the house wall
It also needs 2 stainless wire strainers on the end farthest from the house.

I had a boat cover man make the canvas roof

Should take around 2 hours to dismantle and 3 hours to erect next time.

It has already put up with 40 mph winds and torential rain
 

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Very nice - lets hope the sun eventually shines - and it becomes a sun canopy and not a rain shelter :)

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phil.p":1zux2e1o said:
I'm afraid if it takes 2hrs to dismantle and 3hrs to erect, at my house it would have a life span of one day!

We will just leave it up all summer until the autumn now
 
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