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Old 09-24-2010, 06:46 AM  
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what is the cheapest way to build a shelter?

I need some kind of carport-like structure to put over my jeep while it is being worked on. it is on a concrete slab.

would it be better to buy one of those temporary shelter things, or build something?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:24 AM  
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sched 40 pvc pipe and a tarp!
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:01 PM  
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sched 40 pvc pipe and a tarp!
X2.....it's cheap
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:26 AM  
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Personally I'd just build something, though I do like to build stuff lol
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:12 AM  
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you can get a carport tent for like 100 bones
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:33 PM  
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PVC/Tarp would be cheepest, would also provide a bit o shelter in light rain.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:30 AM  
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cool I may just do the PVC/tarp. All I care about really is shelter from the sun when it is really hot out, and some mild rain. when it's raining much I'm not going to be out there.

I've found some carport shelter things for like 200, which isn't too bad either.
but easy and portable are important, so I can take it down as needed.

well, my personal preference would be to extend my single car carport into a 3-car and enclose into a garage.... but that probably wont happen for a while

thanks for the thoughts guys!
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:28 PM  
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If you are going to leave it up for any length of time I would suggest one with a metal frame and the bolt-down flanges to secure it to the ground.
It doesn't take very much wind to lift a 10'x20' tarp covered frame.
We had a 12'x30' unit get carried by 30 mph winds 25 feet into the air and came to rest hanging in the power lines above the parking-lot.
This unit had an 1 1/4" steel conduit frame and not enough bolts holding it down.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:54 PM  
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My step-father has a couple of the large carports that are made of metal pipe and one large tarp stretched over the top. 10x20 Heavy Duty Car Canopy just anchor it tight and remove the tarp when hurricane comes.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:41 PM  
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Army surplus GP medium should do.
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