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Old 09-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #731
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #732
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Would there be enough interest by those within driving distance of the Charlotte/Concord area to pick up aluminum awning poles if I were to get more material in FL this winter. I WILL NOT SHIP THE POLES. Let me know so I will have some idea whether to bother getting the material.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:57 PM   #733
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Hey OldCoot,

Why don't you chime in here. What is your OPINION on putting some type of feet or caps with holes drilled in them on the bottom of these poles? Do you think it is necessary or not?

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Old 09-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #734
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Hey OldCoot, Why don't you chime in here. What is your OPINION on putting some type of feet or caps with holes drilled in them on the bottom of these poles? Do you think it is necessary or not?Steve
All the poles I made had caps on them. Nuf said?
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #735
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PM me what your selling them for. I really haven't had a need for them.... yet, but I'm seeing them as a good thing to have IF needed.

I have a brother-in-law near you. I think he is flying up for a football game in November, but if you don't have them until spring, I can get him to ship them to me (he owes me)
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:43 PM   #736
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Old Coot's Awning Kit Review

Well after some trial and error we finally figured out how to install the kit we ordered from Old Coot. And I must say we LOVE it! We are not all that savvy when it comes to engineering but with two brains put together we figured it out. After talking to someone who also had them installed the directions made complete sense. Felt a little silly afterwards. They are up, painted and looking great. Thought I'd share some photos. And the second photo is what we used for the feet of the poles. The wider end of the conduit fit perfectly into the size we chose. We used 1in poles on the bottom and the wider end of the poles fit into the 1 1/4in feet we got just like Cinderella.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #737
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Quick idea for those of you using pvc poles.
I had several of these chair pads left over from a project. They are labeled as 1 1/8" but they fit perfectly in my 1 1/4" pvc lower legs. Not a big footprint, but better than nothing!

Ps. Got em at lowes, I think about $2-3 a pack if I remermber right.
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Well after some trial and error we finally figured out how to install the kit we ordered from Old Coot. And I must say we LOVE it! We are not all that savvy when it comes to engineering but with two brains put together we figured it out. After talking to someone who also had them installed the directions made complete sense. Felt a little silly afterwards. They are up, painted and looking great. Thought I'd share some photos. And the second photo is what we used for the feet of the poles. The wider end of the conduit fit perfectly into the size we chose. We used 1in poles on the bottom and the wider end of the poles fit into the 1 1/4in feet we got just like Cinderella.
Well, I guess these are available in the US. Must be a regional thing. Dang....I just bought and glued on 2 regular caps.
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I'm going to use either PVC or metal conduit for my poles. Want to paint them to match the RV regardless.

Should either type be primed before painting, or just rough up with a Scotch Brite pad then paint?
I have had good luck with Krylon Fusion Paint for plastic.
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