EMT Shade Structures

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pedroescobar
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EMT Shade Structures

Post by pedroescobar » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:17 pm

Is there a reason why Black Rock Hardware does 12' (ie 10' +2') for the width of their shade structures? While I like the idea of a little extra width, I don't really feel like I need a bunch of extra joint pieces and 2' conduit pieces but wanted to make sure there wasn't some reason for them...

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Re: EMT Shade Structures

Post by Cranky » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Could be to make use of the leftover pieces when they cut the 8' uprights out of 10' lengths of EMT
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Re: EMT Shade Structures

Post by DoctorIknow » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:06 am

Cranky wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Could be to make use of the leftover pieces when they cut the 8' uprights out of 10' lengths of EMT
Absolutely, but I noticed right away when living under a 12x20, the "feel" is just different and more pleasing. Maybe something golden ratio like.

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Re: EMT Shade Structures

Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 am

To match the size of the tarp
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Re: EMT Shade Structures

Post by pedroescobar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:06 pm

So I haven't been able to locate 14" 3/8 lag screws for my 10x20 EMT shade structure (10' height). I bought a bunch of 12" 3/8 lags that I will run 2-3 in each foot of the poles and a 16" 1/2 lag at each of the 4 corners attached to the eyelets on the feet. Additionally there will be 8 total 16" 1/2" lags to hold the guy lines (2 at each corner from the top).

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