Starflight tarptent...

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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby realityguy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:44 am

Do you still have some of that heart?Try clamping some to your chimney near the top and see if it melts up there...
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby zelph » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:02 pm

realityguy wrote:Do you still have some of that heart?Try clamping some to your chimney near the top and see if it melts up there...


Yes, I'll try it tomorrow........make me a note.............remind me tomorrow :lol:
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby zelph » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:12 pm

zelph wrote:
realityguy wrote:Do you still have some of that heart?Try clamping some to your chimney near the top and see if it melts up there...


Yes, I'll try it tomorrow........make me a note.............remind me tomorrow :lol:


My chimney is only 2 foot at present :o I put it on a joint close to the stove for the heck of it. :o

Being tested right now. will remove it tomorrow and take photo.

My laser heat gun says the area above and below the silicon is about 300 degrees. I think it will do ok.
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby realityguy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:29 pm

Great!Now I just need to find another angel food cake pan for $5 or less...for my tent chimney outlet:roll:
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby zelph » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:28 pm

The test went fine. The heat made the matte finish turn to gloss. No holes melted any where. discolored where the wire clamp held it to the pipe. It will be fine to use as the pipe exit through the tent fabric.
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby realityguy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:35 pm

The nice thing is that you can actually sew it in place and it will roll up with the tent!Yeah..I'll have to find one.

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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby zelph » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:45 pm

realityguy wrote:The nice thing is that you can actually sew it in place and it will roll up with the tent!Yeah..I'll have to find one.

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Search for deals on cookie sheet liners like this one.

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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby realityguy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:52 pm

I think the cone in the angel food cake pan would be just right for stretching over a 1-1/2"-2" chimney(you probably wouldn't even need an additional chimney storm collar above it of you use a nice stainless hose clamp..)depending on how high you cut it up on the middle cone.If you have the cone attaching point higher than the flat sheet,water will flow around the one-piece cone attachment and the flashing will sit better in a flat area of the tent material.The tent holds the chimney up and the chimney holds the material tight because of the clamp.I think the AGCP(angel food cake pan) is the best way to go as cut in the diagram.The tent material can be cut back about 2-3" around the pipe,doubled, and sewn in place..no glue or silicone needed except maybe a couple dabs where the tent material changes from under to over the flashing along the two outside edges.The rest is automatically watertight to weather because of the way the pieces lap.
I'd probably lap about 3/4" and sew two rows of stitching..
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby zelph » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:22 am

I'd use the flat sheets. Cost less than the angel food thingy. I have some and will use in mine. If you can find the angel food pan at thrift go that way.
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Re: Starflight tarptent...

Postby realityguy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:49 am

I'm more after the cone and a nice smooth lay of the chimney adapter.A lot depends on how/where it'll exit the tent.As shown in my drawing,I plan to exit alongside the peak and may even use clamps for extra support to the tent pole..if needed..a couple inches away from that pole..special pieces that fit around both pipes and has a bolt/wingnut in between to secure the two together..but 2-3" apart...

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