Pyramid Tarp, Set Up


Pyramid, Stakes, Adjustable Pole

Pyramid, Stakes, Adjustable Pole

Zip and buckle bottom before staking out

Zip and buckle bottom before staking out

Stake out the four corners. Use a small loop of replaceable cord so wear from rough stake edges will not damage the tent web tie outs.

Stake out the four corners. Use a small loop of replaceable cord so wear from rough stake edges will not damage the tent web tie outs.

Stake corners in a perfect square and slightly stretched. This prevents a diamond staking pattern which will cause one corner to be up in the air.

Stake corners in a perfect square and slightly stretched. This prevents a diamond staking pattern which will cause one corner to be up in the air.

Doors can be tied back and pole inserted after the 4 corners are staked out

Doors can be tied back and pole inserted after the 4 corners are staked out

Additional tie outs can be staked around the hem and the upper center tie outs can be used to gain headroom in windy or heavy snow conditions.

Additional tie outs can be staked around the hem and the upper center tie outs can be used to gain headroom in windy or heavy snow conditions.

Some extra ventilation can be gained by zipping the top zipper slider down and holding the door apart carefully with a stick.

Some extra ventilation can be gained by zipping the top zipper slider down and holding the door apart carefully with a stick.

A green branch can be used instead of a tent pole sometimes.

A green branch can be used instead of a tent pole sometimes.

Two wooden poles can be  lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

Two wooden poles can be lasted to hold the tarp up from outside.

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2 responses to “Pyramid Tarp, Set Up

  1. Mluepkes

    Are your products seam sealed??

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    • The silicone coated nylon fabrics are not seam sealed. The fabric requires a liquid silicone based sealer to stick and several days for the coating to cure. As such it is impractical for me to seal most things. For large custom orders I can have the urethane based fabric items seam taped.

      Personally I have used the Pyramid and Flat Tarps without sealing and have had good results, IE. no leaks. The steep pitch of the pyramid tarps allows water from condensation or other water to run down the side of the fabric and drip off the hem due to the surface tension. On the flat tarps, if there is a center seam, it is a rolled seam and pretty water tight and when set up if usually on the top of the shelter where rain doesn’t pool. If you set a tarp up to make a bathtub shape, you probably would want to seal the seams.

      Dave

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