Flat vs Peaked Canopy

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littlemonkey
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Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by littlemonkey » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:37 pm

Does anyone have any experience/knowledge as to whether there are any advantages/disadvantages to using a flat canopy versus a peaked canopy on a shade structure for use at Burning Man?

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Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by Just_Joe » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:09 pm

littlemonkey wrote:Does anyone have any experience/knowledge as to whether there are any advantages/disadvantages to using a flat canopy versus a peaked canopy on a shade structure for use at Burning Man?
*If* you use solid tarps, peaked will shed rain instead of collect it. When it rains at Burning Man, the shit under shade (rugs,chairs,passed out people) will get wet. No big deal. Put important stuff in a carport that has sides (and is also peaked). On a peaked structure, you have three different connectors to account for.

I like flat top. It's easier to set up, and you can do a whole structure with a single type of connector (5 way) if you want.

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Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by Token » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:16 pm

It’s called a carport, is readily available, affordable, and Playa proven.

Tons of them out there every year.

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Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by Ratty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:26 pm

If you leave the legs off of one side of your carport it will have a flat roof. This is easily set up by one 65 year old lady. Make and bring a suitable 'stick' to prop up the flat sections of your roof in case of rain. We've done it twice in the rain. Works like a charm.
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Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:14 pm

I'm curious if anyone has tested a solution to carry off rain at the connection when 2 carports join gable to gable or low side to low side?
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Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Post by asr9754 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:54 am

Peak requires additional corner connectors and poles for the peak/spine. Flat top allows future mods and variations bc the parts are more interchangeable.

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