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Old 09-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #15
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go out and extend your small awning all the way out and look at
how it is rivited to the lg roller

go and look in the awning section of this forum for pics
of folks who suffered hand injuries(pics) from spring loaded
awning equipment

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:43 PM   #16
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Does anyone know how to repair a rip in the awning? I can't seem to find any info on repairing a rip. Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:12 PM   #17
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I took a used 20' awning and cut it down to 12'. It was not rocket science, although the spring thing almost took out my thumb (see my thread "Airstream Owies"). I'm now cutting down another long awning to make a streetside and rear window awning.
I figure my new to me awnings will cost me 25% of a new one.

Zipdee is very helpful when you get stuck.

Incidentally Sunbrella no longer makes the 60s/ 70s blue and white stipes.

If I was able to take it to Zipdee for $85 an hour I would, but I can't, and I don't trust the so called local experts.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #18
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The Spring thing

Went back and looked it up. Also just noticed it is an "attached thumbnail"
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:40 PM   #19
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It isn't rocket science to remove your roller tube from a Zip-Dee patio awning and remove/replace the fabric, BUT IT SURE HELPS IF YOU HAVE DONE IT BEFORE! Being a veteran of many installs and re-coverings in the awning arena, I can say that with certainty.

Safety is of prime importance when de-tensioning the roller spring. I have seen too many folks with bruised/broken limbs and fingers.....all while trying to save a few dollars.

SUCK IT UP AND PAY THE EXPERTS!!!!! What is your health and safety worth. Want to get bloody and/or my guest! If you DO have an awning 'expert' locally, why not watch them do an installation or repair. You can easily judge just how good they really are and make the decision for yourself.

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Me thinks you should read Ayn Rand's, "The Fountainhead"...
not quite the book,

but tbs is showing the gary cooper film this evening...

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who's got butta for the corn...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #21
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It's an easier read than Atlas Shrugged . . .

Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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