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FACTS REGARDING SHELTER SLOPE:

Low peak: 102 degree slope. 2.5" rise per foot
Not Recommended for use with Valance Tarps

Medium peak: 110 degree slope. 4" rise per foot

High peak: 120 degree slope. 7" rise per foot

Size of connectors refers to the size of the pipe used... not the inner diameter of the connector. MORE ON PIPE SIZE HERE.

  • 3/4" Connectors: For use with 3/4" EMT Conduit poles
  • 1" Connectors: For use with 1" EMT Conduit poles
  • 1 3/8" Connectors: For use with 1 3/8" chain link pipe poles
  • 1 5/8" Connectors: For use with 1 5/8" chain link pipe poles
  • 1 7/8" Connectors: For use with 1 7/8" chain link pipe poles.

CONNECTOR SIZE-
Pipe outside diameters are typically larger than the pipe order size since pipe is ordered by inner diameter. In order for the connectors to fit properly, the inner diameter of the connector is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the pipe. (see table below)

INNER
DIAMETER OF
CONNECTOR

OUTER
DIAMETER
OF PIPE

3/4" Connectors: For use with 3/4" EMT Conduit poles

1 inch

15/16 inch

1" Connectors: For use with 1" EMT Conduit poles

1 3/16 inch

1 1/8 inch

1 3/8" Connectors: For use with chain link fence tubing

1 3/8 inch

1 3/8 inch

1 5/8" Connectors: For use with chain link fence tubing

1 3/4 inch

1 5/8 inch

1 7/8" Connectors: For use with chain link fence tubing (SPECIAL ORDER CONNECTORS)

1 15/16 inch

1 7/8 inch

Q: Can I return any connectors or tarps I don't need?
A:
Tarps that have not been opened may be returned at your expense. Shelter connectors that have not been used and are in new condition may also be returned at your expense. There is a 12% restocking fee for returned items and we will only refund on the purchase price less the 12% so please try to make sure of what you need before ordering.

Q: How do I decide what size tarp I need? CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED PAGE.
A: If you have an existing frame, measure from the eave pole, across the top to the other side eave pole. If that measurement is appx. 10', you need a cut size10' wide tarp which will actually be a finished size of appx 9'7" allowing room for ball bungees.

Q: I would like a paper catalog of your products.
A: We don't produce a paper catalog of our products due to the ever changing nature of our site. But.... at some time in the future we may change our minds so if you would like to be added to the list of people wanting a paper catalog, please send us your name and mailing address!
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Q: Why should I use bungees?
A: Bungees act as a shock absorber for your tarps.... the little vibration that the wind creates and the stretching and shrinking from temperature variations are very hard on tarps if they aren't attached with bungees to compensate for these things.

Q: How many bungees do I need?
A: To determine the number of bungees you will need using our tarps with appx. 18" grommets. (For a 10 x 10 tarp, add all 4 sides 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 40 x's 12 divided by 18 = 27 bungees. Bungees come in bundles of 25 so for this size you would need two bundles.)

Q: I don't want to use cables to anchor my shelter because of livestock getting tangled in the cables or children playing on them... what can I do?
A: Many people use t-posts (metal fencing posts) driven beside the legs of the shelters... the legs are then secured to the t-posts using worm clamps... 2 per leg... (worm clamps are the type used on radiator hoses that have a screw to tighten the metal band.) CAUTION: Make sure there are no underground utilities where you are going to drive the t-posts!

Q: We live in an area with snow... Will the shelters hold up?
A: Temporary canopy shelters are not designed for heavy snow load... keep in mind that they are constructed using tarps and tarps will sag and collect water under snow load. Many people use a closer support spacing and high peak connectors for areas where there is snow to create a sturdier shelter.... even at that they are advised to remove any snow load if they get it and we are not recommending these portable shelters for snow areas!

Q: Why is water pooling on top of my tarp shelter??
A: Tarps MUST be bungeed inside the framework of your shelter. Any place a tarp touches a horizontal pole, it creates a dam even though it's just barely touching. Don't try to use one tarp for top and sides of a shelter unless it's a high peak or dome.

 

Prices are subject to change without prior notice. We also reserve the right to correct content on these pages in case of error. You will be notified if there is a change that affects your order.

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Warning: These building connectors are component parts for use in assembling portable or limited use structures only. Severe physical injury or death may result from the collapse of a structure which fails to use the proper component parts, is not properly anchored, or which lacks proper foundation support and structural integrity to withstand wind, rain, other weather related factors, and stress from the particular use. DTP, Ink, shelters-to-go.com or any of it's parties will not be held responsible for injury, death or other losses related to the use of these components.

To put this in terms that are understandable by all: It means use the correct weight poles (not aluminum or pvc), use the correct number of connectors (don't skimp), structures are designed for use with tarps (don't nail wood to them or cover with unapproved materials!), make sure they are anchored properly (one anchor per leg of approved type for the installation). And last but not least.... these structures won't withstand hurricanes, tornados, heavy snow loads or any other act of nature, man or animal that would trash a portable metal storage building but they are a lot easier to put up and more versatile for size, shape and use!


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