Ball Ties -These are used to connect the tarp grommets to the canopy
tubing. These are made of high grade rubber bungee material connected
to a plastic ball. These are ideal for stretching the tarp tight to
the frame. They keep constant tension on the tarp to keep it taut at
Corner Angle - This is the angle where the
roof connects to the side of the shelter. A flat roof is 90 degrees, a
low peak is 102 degrees, a medium peak is 110 degrees and a high peak
is 120 degrees. Also see Peak and Top angle.
Chain Link Fence Tubing -
This is the tubing used for the
construction of chain link fences. The 1 3/8 inch is used for
horizontal rails. The 1 5/8 inch size is used for the posts or
horizontal top rails of chain link fences. The 1 7/8 inch is used for
posts. This galvanized steel tubing in lengths up to 21ft (12 inches
are unusable) can be purchased from most cyclone fencing companies,
many of which will cut to size. Most building material stores also
carry cyclone fence tubing however most only carry lengths in 5 to 8
feet long so call ahead to make sure they have the sizes you're
looking for. Always select the thickest tubing side wall (smallest
gage number) possible.
EMT - Standard metal electrical conduit which comes in 3/4 and 1 in
diameter. This conduit can be purchased at most building
material stores. It comes in 10 foot lengths only.
Fittings - These are used in the construction
of a shelter to connect tubing at corners and joints. Special
fittings are designed for use as footpads and flag holders. Fittings
are constructed of either steel or high impact plastic. The tubing
fits into the fitting and an eye screw is tightened down against the
tubing. This holds the tubing tight in the fitting and allows
for easy assembly and disassembly of the shelter.
Peak - This is a term used to describe the
relative height of the canopy top or peak. This is related to the
corner angle. The larger the corner angle the higher the peak. The low
peak canopy has a corner angle of 102 degrees, the medium peak has a
corner angle of 110 degrees and the high peak has a corner angle of
Top Angle - This is the angle at the top peak
of the canopy. This angle is larger which means the roof is flat for
smaller corner angles. The low peak roof has a top angle of 156
degrees, the medium peak roof has a top angle of 140 degrees and the
high peak roof has a top angle of 120 degrees. Also see corner angle.
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