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mcoyfrog

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06-22-2011 12:39 AM

Hey all

I need to build a sort of carport structure to keep my haystack out of the weather. I’m thinking of making the roof out of some sort of tarp like material, so I can use pvc pipe and give it a arc kind of shape. Regular tarps get pinholes after time and break down in the weather. Does anyone out there know if there is a material made for this that won’t let rain/snow leak in from the top.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks Doug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug


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#1 posted 06-22-2011 12:44 AM

In my – almost useless opinion, I’d say you have one rather major issue to consider. The type of cover you are talking about would not stand up to the weight of snow. You’ll need something more substantial than pvc and tarp….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-22-2011 05:39 AM

Canvas maybe but it’s expensive. You might consider 2 layers of regular tarp material and change our the top every so often…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 08:25 AM

Are you using round bales or the smaller (70-80lb) “square” ones?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 08:30 PM

Hey all thanks for the advice

Jack1 yea I was thinking a tent canvas of sorts but very expensive to get it in the specs I want couple layers of tarp just might do it.. hmmmm

Gary Nobodys opinion is useless we all matter, as far as the snow goes we don’t have much here in high desert Idaho, I have a couple structural engineer friends that have helped me with the design and say that it should be fine for the size and application I want to do, In the end I might just end up going with regular old cheap metal roof so I can have it done b4 end of summer.

Devann 70-80lbs square ones why?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 06-22-2011 08:44 PM

personally, if this is going to be a semi-permenant structure, I’d go with the metal roof; will be a lot more durable in the long run, and in my experience, a lot easier to install.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 06-22-2011 08:46 PM

If you do a metal roof, you might get away with just a roof and the side that gets most of the weather. Where I’m at in central CA, we side the SW since most of the storms spiral in and come from that direction. Seems to work well only one or two ever come in from anywheres else.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 06-22-2011 08:49 PM

It’s not the weather that kills PVC, it’s the UV rays in sunlight. A coat of paint to block the UV will greatly extend the life of the tarp.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#8 posted 06-22-2011 09:06 PM

I was wondering if you were adding a layer of protection to the round bales. Down here we wrap them before they leave the bailer. Square bales that’s another matter. For my 2ยข I’d go with the metal roof. Probably be cheaper in the long run.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 09:32 PM

Yup thats where I seem to be heading also, metal, cheap, sturdy, long lasting, and JACK1 i’m just going to do walls about 4feet down from the top all around, thats what most folks out here do.

Thanks again for the advice everyone

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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jack1

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#10 posted 06-23-2011 12:07 AM

That’s how the dairy people do it here too. Good luck and be careful…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 06-23-2011 12:37 AM

Maybe something on this order.
ERSystems Elastomeric Roofing “Highly recommended”

Spun Flex Cloth embedded between two coats of ERSystems Elastomeric. This SpunFlex cloth minimizes over-expansion and contraction, it also helps to build up the thickness. This SpunFlex Cloth needs only be applied one time it will not necessary to reapply when re-roofing. Re-roofing is a simple reapplication of finish coat. Cost of re-roofing application of 40ft dome is less than $1,000 for materials. Can be sprayed or applied with roller. Low tech-labor friendly. Call (800)403-7747
$2.50 per square foot, labor and materials.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 06-23-2011 08:46 PM

Thanks Greg thats what I was looking for, I’ll go check it out on line and see what the budget is from the wife LOL, they are her horses too…..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 06-28-2011 08:51 PM

Thanks cr1 I’ll look into that also..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 06-29-2011 08:33 AM

Sell the horses and spend the money saved on new tools for your woodshop. ;-)

-- Scott in Texas

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mcoyfrog

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#15 posted 06-29-2011 08:31 PM

Scott

LOL some days I think exactly that.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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