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Old 06-12-2014, 09:35 PM   #461
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Anyone use aluminum conduit for support poles? 3/4" for upper 1" for lower .
Don't know why it wouldn't work. What's the wall thickness? Has to be as good as the painter poles.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:39 PM   #462
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3/4" 1.050 od. 1" 1.063id so looks like it would fit just have to make sure no burs in pipe. The only difference in aluminum and steel conduit i see is the weight which is aluminum is 1/3 the weight if steel
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:49 PM   #463
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Add a spring in between the screw in stake and the ratchet strap to give a little
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3/4" 1.050 od. 1" 1.063id so looks like it would fit just have to make sure no burs in pipe. The only difference in aluminum and steel conduit i see is the weight which is aluminum is 1/3 the weight if steel
I used aluminum. ...worked fine...made a jig out of 3/4" mdf to drill the holes in the poles.....its a LOT of holes!!...I wouldn't do it again....id happily pay someone...ANYONE to do it....in retrospect I shoulda just got the poles when I got the backets....well worth the time I ended up spending!!

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Old 06-12-2014, 11:05 PM   #465
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I used aluminum. ...worked fine...made a jig out of 3/4" mdf to drill the holes in the poles.....its a LOT of holes!!...I wouldn't do it again....id happily pay someone...ANYONE to do it....in retrospect I shoulda just got the poles when I got the backets....well worth the time I ended up spending!!

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Yes lots of holes to drill but i have a good drill press so maybe it will not be to bad. Plus I have plenty of time Don't camp much in July and August.
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Drill press makes holes straigt up n down....unfortunately my ocd/add made me construct a jig so ALL the holes were exact on BOTH tubes linearly as well....i could make another set in 12min flat now though...lol...I made my son deburr and chamfer all the holes when I was done drilling. ..so I saved that part.....its not too bad....just a lotta work for some measley holes in a pole! ! Lol

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:23 AM   #467
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Add a spring in between the screw in stake and the ratchet strap to give a little
I bought springs for ours. We have two awnings....so it's four springs.

Went thru *4* sets before I brought home the size/strength that DH thinks will work. Haven't tried out the newest "DH approved" springs yet.

I ended up with the type that has a long extended hook on each end.

Not convinced they're needed, but..... it puts my mind at ease thinkin' they'll have a little flex. May like 'em, may not.

Now I've gotta find just the right place to "offload" the twelve springs that aren't "DH approved" in his shop.

How many ladies can y'all think of that walk around with 4 big springs in her purse? (chuckle) Pulled over by cop, he decides he wants to check out my stuff; Well sir, they're for our RV. You just wouldn't understand unless you own one. That will also explain the 3 flashlights in there, they're for the RV as well.
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I used aluminum. ...worked fine...made a jig out of 3/4" mdf to drill the holes in the poles.....its a LOT of holes!!...I wouldn't do it again....id happily pay someone...ANYONE to do it....in retrospect I shoulda just got the poles when I got the backets....well worth the time I ended up spending!!

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Makes me 'ppreciate the two sets of poles we got from OC that much more.

DH drilled and deburred a few extra holes in ours...took 'im 40 forevers just for those. We also had to trim off some length on our poles for the dining table slide/rear awning, to prevent them hanging down by the tires while in the stowed position.

I'd love 'em if they had to be removed and stored each time, but the fact that he designed them to self store is icing on the cake.
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Drill press makes holes straigt up n down....unfortunately my ocd/add made me construct a jig so ALL the holes were exact on BOTH tubes linearly as well....i could make another set in 12min flat now though...lol...I made my son deburr and chamfer all the holes when I was done drilling. ..so I saved that part.....its not too bad....just a lotta work for some measley holes in a pole! ! Lol
Kinda get the idea of why I ain't makin' 'em no mo.? Try it by yourself for 50 poles (over 2300 holes total to lay out, drill, chamfer, deburr, etc). Not to mention cutting the shipping tubes and dealing with UPS demolition delivery service.

BTW, I have never used springs on the straps. I don't like the idea of the "give" which is what I was trying to eliminate. JMO.
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I bought springs for ours. We have two awnings....so it's four springs.

Went thru *4* sets before I brought home the size/strength that DH thinks will work. Haven't tried out the newest "DH approved" springs yet.

I ended up with the type that has a long extended hook on each end.

Not convinced they're needed, but..... it puts my mind at ease thinkin' they'll have a little flex. May like 'em, may not.

Now I've gotta find just the right place to "offload" the twelve springs that aren't "DH approved" in his shop.

How many ladies can y'all think of that walk around with 4 big springs in her purse? (chuckle) Pulled over by cop, he decides he wants to check out my stuff; Well sir, they're for our RV. You just wouldn't understand unless you own one. That will also explain the 3 flashlights in there, they're for the RV as well.
Our kids had a trampoline and I got rid of it when I found out Home Owners insurance goes up if you have an accident and stole the springs from it to use for this. I look at it this way if I get a big gust total restriction could do as much damage as no restriction at all, you know everything in moderation. I use this rule if wind can stretch these springs then its time to bring the awning in.
As for the flex of the springs when the wind is gusty you may hear a slight bang after the gust "spring recoil" 2 to 3 of these is when I put awning in. Usually I try to put trailer so windward side is opposite of awning.
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