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My "shop" took a hit earlier this week from a freak wind/rain storm. Every pole of my awning is bent at least a little bit. I will pick up some more conduit and build another one soon.

But for now, I'm staying in the A/C as much as I can. Triple digit heat and high humidity = inside time!

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That really 'blows' Frank, hope it cools down soon, maybe now's the time for an upgrade!
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune Frank...

I'm sure you'll figure out a way to make a positive out of it. in the mean time, enjoy the a/c!!
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I feel your pain. We had a pop up canopy set up on the patio and it fell victim to a freak thunderstorm/wind blast. It was toast! Actually, it looked more like a pretzel!
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I feel your pain, too. My garage "shop" is so crowded I have to push my table saw into the driveway to use it. I have a 10 X 10 patio cover to block the sun's heat and UV rays.

Hope your new awning has a longer life span than the one it's replacing.
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Hope your new awning has a longer life span than the one it's replacing.
That would be awesome!! I built this last one in the late 80's. I've replaced 1 pole and 1 bracket......both lost by my son. I've had about 10 or 12 tarps in all these years.

This thing has been with us camping in Colorado, Louisiana and ALL OVER the great state of TEXAS!! It was a good one so I may only use stronger tubing.
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Frank,

It gets hot down there?

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Enjoy the Sun; Winter's coming...
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Winter's coming...
about time..
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Frank,

It gets hot down there?

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It was only 101 deg today.....heat index of 110.....here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Not sure even having an awning would have been enough incentive to get out there today.

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