Dimensions for teepee

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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:10 am

Ridgerunner wrote:We can't wait to see the finished product :D


The weather is not cooperating here in Illinois. We had more snow during the night.

I plan on incorporating the small stove that I recently purchased :D
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:34 pm

It looks like the weather is trying to turn the corner down here. :DP: :DB: :DBfire:
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:24 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:It looks like the weather is trying to turn the corner down here. :DP: :DB: :DBfire:


We has snow overnight :roll: Melted by 9:30 :DB:

Robins have not arrived yet, you must be feeding them well at your place :roll: You now have a bird and deer sanctuary :mrgreen:
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:48 pm

Yesterday I finally took the time to get my materials out and try setting up the fabric onto the aluminum poletripod etc.

The center height is 8" and I'm finding it difficult to use the existing sewn handles/guyouts to form a perfect teepee with taut side all around :?

I suppose I have to reduce the height, which means I have to have an adjustable center pole and several people helping me.

More time needed to play. There is an airshow going on 2 miles from me....lots of plane activity over my house. :D

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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:43 am

You have to keep in mind the project was for my grand kids so the colors will be liked by them :mrgreen:
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:18 pm

My wife went inside it today for 15 seconds....she said it was too hot in there :lol:

I need to move it into the shade of our one big tree that cast a shadow in the afternoon. I'm going to set the center pole up at 6 feet and see how the fabric lays and then stake it down. I'm 5'9" so 6' will be good.

I ran out of 2 cup flat bottom foster cans so I have to start another batch of 60 tomorrow. It will be the last of Foster's. I will then switch over to Conquistador cans. I'll phase out the fosters, get rid of existing beer inventory. My septic system loves beer :o ...yes, I stopped drinking in my mid twenties. Stopped smoking then also. I have a keen sense of smell...can't hear very well but ;) :mrgreen:

To go along with the 20 foot diameter piece I have 2, 8 foot diameter pieces. My goal is to set up a center pole with 3 tripods around it to support 3 hammocks. The 20 foot dia. will shade the hammocks. The 8 foot dia. pieces will drape over 2 hammocks.

It's a big project :o
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby realityguy » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:07 pm

Floors in tipis help set them up to be tight...stretch the floor,then adjust the center pole up...Have you got a fiberglass pole pruner with an adjustable pole you don't use? :roll: Take the blade off first...
Ventilation..take a couple 6" pieces of duct pipe..one out each side on the bottom..1 facing the wind..open the top..Or..pitch the entire thing 6" off the ground.
My tipi has the floor in it and two vent panels about 8" wide across two points in the floor on opposite sides for ventilation..The floor in the tent makes setting up the tent super easy and quick with pinning down the fixed points across the floor..then raise the roof..It's a snap setting up that way.Hmm..maybe use some equal length ropes across the points..once you get the distances right...
I stretch the floor,extend the center pole..then go around and stretch it a little more even..done in about 2-3 minutes(but it's not 20' across)..
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Re: Dimensions for teepee

Postby zelph » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:05 pm

It's super easy when it has a floor i agree.

The wind here is not cooperating with my schedule :o I need a calm day to stretch the 20 foot piece out into the circle and then raise it up to a height of 6' and then stake it down.
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