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sdbbq1234
04-14-2013, 09:53 AM
We have 2 10x10 Eazy-Ups. We set them up side-by-side.

If it rains, I can only imagine the amount of water that is going to be flowing down at the middle of the where they meet.

Any suggestions on how to divert the water? Or, anything of that sort.

Thanks in advance.

wallace

jketron
04-14-2013, 09:58 AM
They sell gutter kits just for that, I bought one. I'm sure some crafty person here can tell you how to make one for less.

Shady
04-14-2013, 09:59 AM
I got a gutter from King canopy and its been through lots of rain, works great.
10.95 plus shipping.

columbia1
04-14-2013, 10:38 AM
We use a few clothespins, just roll up the edges together and pin them.

cpw
04-14-2013, 10:50 AM
We bought the gutter kit from sam's. It was only $10-15, and worked like a champ.

Slamdunkpro
04-14-2013, 11:27 AM
If it rains, I can only imagine the amount of water that is going to be flowing down at the middle of the where they meet.
If you're cooking Salisbury this weekend you're gonna find out:wacko:

Southern Home Boy
04-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Duct tape.

sdbbq1234
04-14-2013, 11:42 AM
If you're cooking Salisbury this weekend you're gonna find out:wacko:

Yep. That's what I'm afraid of.

sfisch
04-14-2013, 12:16 PM
Just fold the two up together and we use those plastic squeeze clamps, about 4 and it creates its own gutter and flows out the ends.

sdbbq1234
04-14-2013, 12:49 PM
Some good ideas.

I think I am also going to find out about the Fat Boy on grass with rain to boot!

:cry:

Oh well, hard trying times make for interesting stories later down the road.

wallace

BBQ_MAFIA
04-14-2013, 12:52 PM
We folded the ends of each tent over and used plastic clamps to hold them together. This kind of created a gutter. As the gutters are cheap, we just bought them in hopes that they work better. Good luck with what ever way you decide to go.

Alexa RnQ
04-14-2013, 01:40 PM
We do the fold-and-spring-clip maneuver too, with the middle rolled a little higher so that the runoff goes to the sides.

Also, with 10x10s, keep an eye on puddles gathering on the roof toward the edge -- we poke them from the underside every now and then to bounce the water off, because our canopies have seen a couple of seasons and aren't supertight any more.

sdbbq1234
04-14-2013, 01:53 PM
We do the fold-and-spring-clip maneuver too, with the middle rolled a little higher so that the runoff goes to the sides.

Also, with 10x10s, keep an eye on puddles gathering on the roof toward the edge -- we poke them from the underside every now and then to bounce the water off, because our canopies have seen a couple of seasons and aren't supertight any more.

Good idea about the middle part!

LOL! Yep, I usually do that at the most unopportuned time, like when someone is walking underneath the edge, or someone moved a storage box or something underneath the edge.

wallace

bam
04-14-2013, 06:37 PM
NO RAIN NO RAIN :becky:

Just Smokin' Around
04-14-2013, 08:33 PM
We do the fold-and-spring-clip maneuver too, with the middle rolled a little higher so that the runoff goes to the sides.

Also, with 10x10s, keep an eye on puddles gathering on the roof toward the edge -- we poke them from the underside every now and then to bounce the water off, because our canopies have seen a couple of seasons and aren't supertight any more.

Make sure you use STRONG Clamps!! When you poke the water away, we've had it bust through a clamp and come right into the middle of the site - on top of people and things. Clothspins are not strong enough.

CBQ
04-14-2013, 09:57 PM
We used to use binder clips, until we just broke down and got a 10x20 tent.

CivilWarBBQ
04-14-2013, 11:36 PM
+1 on the sping clamps.

We've had the double-size ez-ups, and went back to a pair of 10s for the versatility. Sometimes there isn't room for both in the cooksite, or the weather doesn't require it. Nice to have options.

sdbbq1234
04-15-2013, 05:10 PM
+1 on the sping clamps.

We've had the double-size ez-ups, and went back to a pair of 10s for the versatility. Sometimes there isn't room for both in the cooksite, or the weather doesn't require it. Nice to have options.

I agree on the bigger 20x10 shelter. They have those at Costco now. They weigh a TON it seems like.

We gotta go with the 2 10x10s for now. Maybe a trailer is in our future, but not now.

wallace

ckelly
04-15-2013, 05:28 PM
Do the clothespin/mini clamp trick and lower one side of your tents so the water will run off and not pool up in the channel you have created.

Iamarealbigdog
04-16-2013, 07:20 AM
If you're cooking Salisbury this weekend you're gonna find out:wacko:


Ugh.......:doh:


Well better then those tornados two years ago, lost two tents that year and yes they were well secured.


Mike
Black Pig BBQ

Dan - 3eyzbbq
04-16-2013, 08:36 AM
Large binder clips works just fine. Start high in the middle, and drop it lower as you go down to the sides.

rexbbq
04-16-2013, 08:42 AM
They sell a gutter kit on the Sam's Club website and I believe it was around $7. Got one and it works great.

Pigs on Fire
04-16-2013, 09:17 AM
Large binder clips works just fine. Start high in the middle, and drop it lower as you go down to the sides.


I was gonna say this... make it easier for the water to get away.

sdbbq1234
04-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Thanks everybody for the info. Looks like we will most definitely get to try out the roll-up the edges and binder/clamp clips idea; too late to order the gutter for this comp, but I am going to look into that as I have a funny feeling we will get to try out that system before the season is over.

“When” I win the lottery, we’ll get a “battle wagon/Bat Mobile” that we can have a porch on the back. :wink:

Come on lucky numbers! Bad thing there is the wife says I need to buy lottery tickets first. :oops:

If I don't get everything soaked, I hope to get some pics and report back.

wallace