Carport roof problem.

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Carport roof problem.

Post by jcoffy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:03 pm

Everything is packed. Today I went to open my carport box and like a jackass cut (2) 6 inch slits in the roof of the carport!!!! I feel so stupid. Anyone have any good ideas for fixing these? Tape? Which tape works? I dont have time or money to get a new roof....and so I have to use this one. What do I do now? Any help would be great! My whole project relies on this. I am super worried.

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Re: Carport roof problem.

Post by Bob » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Why did you do that?

I'd try patching with pieces cut from a similar tarp, using Barge cement or a 3M spray adhesive appropriate for that flavor of plastic. You could put a bird on it.
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Re: Carport roof problem.

Post by some seeing eye » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:29 pm

A 6" slit in that total area is miniscule. I think that material is a random weave - look at it - which means a 6" slit is unlikely to spread.
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Re: Carport roof problem.

Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:34 pm

some seeing eye wrote:A 6" slit in that total area is miniscule. I think that material is a random weave - look at it - which means a 6" slit is unlikely to spread.
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Okay, you'll be fine. Patch it any way you can now, bring an extra tarp just in case.

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Re: Carport roof problem.

Post by mudpuppy000 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:43 pm

Yeah, patch it up, and maybe have a second tarp underneath it. That helps with shade anyway.

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