I have a question: Has anyone tried this
- Drive a piece of rebar into the ground
- Slide PVC Pipe over the rebar
- Bend PVC to connect at the top of a shelter
Will the resulting stress pop the bottom of the rebar out of the ground? I'm sure someone has tried and failed at this... thoughts?
i made a monkey hut last year and it worked fantastic. of course last year there was not any wind to speak of.
i hope this isn't advertising (it isn't meant to be) but i used a dura tarp that i got from http://www.creativeshelters.com/Tarps/C ... lockerTarp
it was THE BEST!! i then used ball ties to attach the tarp to the frame. then ran a rope the full length of the tarp at the ground level, weaved in and out of the grommet holes and then looped around each of the vertical rebars (to hold the tarp as close as possible to ground). i used tent nail type pegs (18in long) at the midpoints of the longest runs of the rope between the grommets. then i went a little crazy and zig=zagged a 100ft rope from vert rebar on one side, up over the top to the vert rebar on the other end (back and forth over the whole hut) to prevent lifting of the tarp.
so that was a 50ft rope cut in half (one for each side of the tarp at the ground level) and a 100ft rope to zig zag across the top.
for the structure, i used this plan which someone was calling a galaxy hut http://galaxybeing.com/galaxyhut/
it was easy to do, laying out the rebar pattern on the ground was the hardest for me.
it was absolute luxury to have the hut and was worth every second of effort. i wish you all the luck and would post a pix of it here if i knew how
i am taking it to the playa again this year.
ps if this was a totally blond explanation, don't worry, the galaxy hut site does it right!!!