View Full Version : Weather Last Night Oct.30th.

Jim Warfield
10-31-2009, 07:21 AM
Small amounts of rain, large gusts of wind coming from the west.
Our little tent and tree limbs survived, I don't know how? It was really hitting the house for awhile.
The tent is what is left from three of those cheap car-cover 20 by 10 steel/tube frame tents.
Always duct tape every joint of the socketed pipe fittings and secure every leg with something heavy like a bucket full of concrete or sand, then there will be a chance of it not becoming airborne.
I used 16ga. steel wire instead of those namby-pamby elastic /knob stretchy things that break to keep the plastic tarp on the frame.
Those stretchy things come loose way too often and cause more work. Who needs more work?

10-31-2009, 07:31 AM
I know what you mean about those elastic knob things, here in Florida all it takes is one summer and and they are dry rotted, I use zip ties on mine.

10-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Lots of rain and wind the whole night. But it was actually pretty warm. Oddly enough last night was our biggest Friday of the season.