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Any experience with ScrewPegs, Clip grommets?

Postby flipit » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:08 pm

Looking to replace my playa tent stakes (My military stakes have been a female dog to get out of the playa.

Saw "ScrewPegs" online at http://www.screwpegs.com/acatalog/screw-pegs-b.html and they seem attractive since I have a drill anyhow. Any experience? Otherwise, just going with ol' rebar.

Also I may have some access to used, frayed shade cloth when I get to playa. Any opinions on clip grommets vs. tarp clamps in playa winds?
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http://irongriptarpclamps.com/images/ho ... ssmall.jpg

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Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:34 am

the screw pegs look to short, at least to me, if they're 8"..........
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Postby Bob » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:25 am

It's prudent to assume the top six inches of playa soil is crap.
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Playa Staples

Postby cutmeoffandcallmeshorty » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:01 am

One word. PLAYA STAPLES.

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Ok, two words.

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Postby Trishntek » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:34 pm

The only way we got those clips to hold was with duct tape over, around and underneath. If you insist upon using used material, fold it double and use grommets every 18" IMHO. Those clamps also need duct tape help to stay.

But we were using tarps and not shade material so YMMV.
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Postby phil » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:05 pm

> http://irongriptarpclamps.com/images/ho ... ssmall.jpg

I tried something similar to these, and they wouldn't hold fabric under normal tension. I never got them on the playa, as a result.

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Postby Bob » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:49 pm

Better luck tying a slipknot around a wine cork.
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Postby EspressoDude » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:23 pm

used frayed shade cloth is just that.......rotten, moopy...don't bother

We have used shade cloth going on about 6 years. Cut a 2" wide strip of poly tarp and a 8" wide strip. Hem / fold the shade cloth once around the 2" strip. Fold both edges of the 8" strip to the center making 4" wide. (cross section looks like a used staple) Fold this down the center making double thick 2" wide "V" shape. Put the shaded cloth wrapped 2" strip in the "V". Zig zag stitch the crap out of it.

Build up is:
2 layers poly tarp, shade cloth, poly tarp, shade cloth,2 layers poly tarp.

put in 3/8 or 1/2 inch grommets about 18" apart.

This has held up to multiple whiteout dust storms with 40 -50 mph winds and 6 years on playa. No rips, tears or pulled out grommets
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Postby pinemom » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:24 am

two more words:
Dog screws


Them wonderful screw in type that hold your average 125 pound Mutts!!!their more closer to 18 inches then 12... But once their in, till you(not the wind) take them out!
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Postby BAS » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:14 am

I've heard that the best way to get stakes out of the playa is with your car/truck/bus/whatever-motorized-vehicle-you-used-to-get-there. (After all, a few hundred horses is a LOT more than any human can manage!)
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Postby AntiM » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:05 am

BAS wrote:I've heard that the best way to get stakes out of the playa is with your car/truck/bus/whatever-motorized-vehicle-you-used-to-get-there. (After all, a few hundred horses is a LOT more than any human can manage!)


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Postby Bob » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:50 am

I've heard that too. Think it was on Punkin Chunkin.
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Re: Playa Staples

Postby standardalias » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:05 am

[quote= the best thing since Bacon.[/quote]


that is a bold statement my friend. :)
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Postby ygmir » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:07 am

pinemom wrote:two more words:
Dog screws



Them wonderful screw in type that hold your average 125 pound Mutts!!!their more closer to 18 inches then 12... But once their in, till you(not the wind) take them out!


you expect me, to just sit here, silently, and not even giggle?
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