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Al, subsequent to our tech talks on holders for umbrellas while hand digging....
here's some notes for
rigging the same umbies for screen digging.
For the small Golf umby with the holder geared for 3/8th rebar...just a length of rebar welded to a 2 X 2
section of light angle iron...C-clamps to iron screen frame.
For larger patio umby..
This one had the closed bottomed pipe for driving in the ground. Now added a piece of angle iron for c-clamping
Screen tables are BIG and an umbrella will never be where you want it, but at least it creates a small morsel of shade to get out of full sun.
SW Air Mark sends his regards to you Al. From the TJ site at Palmers.
Another bulkier but very effective shade device... Just a silver tarp held up with two electrical conduit pipes.
This pic has the early morning sun hitting the back of tarp.
Same dig hole, tarp repositioned for afternoon sun angle. Bungee pegged corners recomended.
A treeless field in Texas on a summer day is the suns' anvil ...Looks like a field of canvas mushrooms.
This umbrella rig is really neat. 4 foot length of appropriate dia pipe with a floating 3/4 inch rod in the bottom. Pounds into the ground like a log splitter.
good hold against wind, easy removal
Travis 1 used a 'standard patio umby with the wide iron base. Did the job but a C-clamp worked better
as the base tends to get entombed in the sifted dirt.
backround is old junk umbrella used to keep direct sun off ice chests. Camp chair was a leftover from
more relaxed hand dig people
Best coverage option is a 10 X 10 portable pavilion.
This unit also turns a drizzly day into a dry hand dig day.( Or just to sit under and enjoy a cold drink )
Hal. I will soon be marketing portable AC field units with a generator purchase as optional equipment ! Do you think it will be a big seller? Just think. Drop the dirt in the top of the canopy then sit back and sift in the cool breeze. Killer !
PLEASE don't give him any ideas!!!!!!
Bad enough we have to carry around a solor powered refridge to keep his cheese sticks cold!!
Had to get rid of the old one because we had to park further and couldn't keep it plugged in !
Ok it IS pretty close .. But the extention cord is a distraction!
A shower curtain shade is good year round in the rain & snow
The tarp and conduit worked good near uneven, brushy terrain.