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Reply #15 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 10:30am
 
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Reply #16 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 10:33am
 
Vaughn McMillan wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 12:00am:
Anthony, any suggestions for holding down a canopy set up on asphalt or a concrete sidewalk? I have about 130 pound of weight (concrete-filled PVC pipe) that I anchor from the top of the legs, but do you have any other recommendations?

That's about all you can do, just keep them low. I have 4 weights that I use, one on each leg.
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Reply #17 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 2:17pm
 
Anthony Yakonick wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 10:33am:
That's about all you can do, just keep them low. I have 4 weights that I use, one on each leg.

Thanks. I've got them hanging on nylon web tiedown straps, attached at the top to the metal frame, but sitting down about 2" off the ground, and bungee corded to each leg. You can see them somewhat in Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. The canopy legs aren't really curved...my cheap camera just makes them look that way.
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Reply #18 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 2:55pm
 
Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to be looking for a canopy in the near future and I'm glad to know there are decent ones for a reasonable price. I should have known that someone on this forum would have the answer.

                    
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Reply #19 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 5:27pm
 
Hey Vaughn,that is a real nice looking display,love the way you have it setup.I havn't been setting up on hard surfaces latley,but I like your weights.Is that the CEO settin there  Wink
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Reply #20 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 9:46pm
 
   I have seen that technique used in some of the shows I have been in.  I have not been in a show in really bad weather yet (fingers crossed) I have 4 large empty kitty litter buckets I am going to fill with sand and use the next time I decide to start showing again.
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Reply #21 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 11:47pm
 
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Nah, that's the Booth Bunny and Director of Package Wrapping. She's expensive, but worth it.  smiley=lolk.gif

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Reply #22 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 7:26am
 
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I'm telling on you. She's going to do a Japanese massage where they walk on your back but I'll make sure she wears stiletto heels.  Grin
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Reply #23 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 10:25am
 
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Reply #24 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 10:38am
 
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Reply #25 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 2:22pm
 
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I'm telling on you. She's going to do a Japanese massage where they walk on your back but I'll make sure she wears stiletto heels.  Grin

Actually, she thinks the "Booth Bunny" name is cute.  Roll Eyes
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Reply #26 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 4:05pm
 
Vaughn McMillan wrote on Jan 29th, 2009 at 2:22pm:
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I'm telling on you. She's going to do a Japanese massage where they walk on your back but I'll make sure she wears stiletto heels.  Grin

Actually, she thinks the "Booth Bunny" name is cute.  Roll Eyes

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Reply #27 - Feb 1st, 2009 at 9:15am
 
If you have access to water, I've seen people use plastic drums or barrels filled with water on site.  At 8 lb per gal, the weight adds up and you don't have to haul it around.  Even four 5 gallons drum (one at each corner) is 160 lbs total.  Go to four 30 gal barrels and now you've got 960 lbs.
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Reply #28 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 8:13am
 
I don't know if I can really add anything to this discussion as I have never set up with a canopy or quick up tent. However, I did make my living doing shows exclusively until a few years ago under a 20' canvas tent. And I have seen them take off like some deranged bat in bad weather. (AZ in the early 90 we got hit with severe wind gusts that changed direction every few minutes)
A lot of the problems seem to originate not from the corner anchors, but from the wind getting some movement between them. One way to help avoid this, in addition to the corner weights, is hang a weight in the center of any available sides, with the corners supporting the bulk of the weight and a snug but not tight strap directly to the center. Basically tie a rope between two corners, hang a weight in the middle and run a strap to cross piece.
Some of you may find it works for you.

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Reply #29 - Feb 5th, 2009 at 11:51am
 
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