Angle Kit Instructions
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HOW TO DETERMINE FRAME CONDUIT CUT LIST FOR A TENT
TENT AND FRAME SET UP
How to Measure Your Existing Tent For A " NEW" Angle Kit:. LAY YOUR TENT ON THE GROUND TO OBTAIN WIDTH (C) AND SLOPE MEASUREMENTS (B).
MATERIALS NEEDED : To complete your frame YOU WILL NEED 1 INCH "INSIDE DIAMETER" EMT (electrical) thin wall conduit, which has an outside diameter slightly less than 1 1/4 " , that can be purchased at any hardware store. Electrical conduit sleeves inside of the 1 1/4 " inside diameter of the frame angle tube for a perfect fit. NUMBER OF 10' SECTIONS DEPENDS ON SIZE OF TENT. SEE CHART BELOW
RECOMMENDATION: Use heavy duty pipe cutters to cut your conduit as there will be less burrs and sharp pieces of metal. However, a hack saw or power saw with a metal blade will also work.
Angle Kit Frame Completion:: You will need 3 measurements from your tent to complete your frame : A, B , D. SEE DIAGRAM BELOW
You must have someone help you measure
- LAY YOUR TENT ON THE GROUND *****TO OBTAIN TENT MEASUREMENTS*****
A - WALL HEIGHT
Bottom of canvas wall up to where wall meets/intersects the roof (roof /wall seam ) Measure 2 ' from corner wall seam.
Center of END ridge grommet to top of sidewall. Do not measure the 2" eave overhang which has D rings or grommets.
C. - WIDTH
Not required to complete frame.
Required when ordering an angle kit
D. - LENGTH - RIDGE
AT EACH END OF TENT, Measure Ridge Seam to Ridge Seam
IF YOU HAVE ANGLES MARKED R - THESE ANGLES ARE FOR YOUR RIDGENUMBER OF 10' STEEL CONDUIT LENGTHS REQUIRED FOR EACH SIZE OF TENT
|Tent Size||3 Rafter||4 Rafter||5 Rafter||6 Rafter|
|Porch 8'||3 Rafter 12||2 Rafter 9||1 Rafter 6|
|Extended Fly||3 Rafter 12||2 Rafter 9||1 Rafter 6|
Recommendation New Tents: On new tents I recommend that you reduce your rafter lengths 2% and tent length dimensions and tent legs by 1% to allow for canvas shrinkage which is normally 1-2% for new treated canvas tents. If you do not allow shrinkage, after your canvas shrinks you will have to cut down your rafter and tent lengths to avoid putting too much pressure on your zipper and seams.
If you have a new tent with a fly, I would not bother with wetting the tent down to shrink it. The primary purpose of wetting down the tent is to close any small needle holes in the seams to prevent leaks. The fly will prevent any water in your tent. The tent will gradually shrink from moisture and wetting the tent down is not necessary.
RECOMMENDATION: DETERMINE ALL YOUR CUT REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGS AND TENT LENGTHS BEFORE CUTTING CONDUIT AS YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE ON CONDUIT IF YOU USE ONE PIECE OF CONDUIT FOR BOTH A LEG AND A TENT LENGTH.
RECOMMENDATION: REMEMBER THE OLD SAYING "MEASURE TWICE AND CUT ONCE"
NOTE: If R or Ridge is marked on angles the angles are for the RIDGE only.
Measure A, WALL HEIGHT, from where roof meets the wall to the " bottom" of the wall canvas.
Deduct 1" from the A (wall height) dimensions for angle itself taking 1" of wall height.
Deduct leg length 1% for shrinkage on new tents.
Total deduction is normally 1 1/2"
ONE piece legs - number of legs required:
3 rafter angle kit - cut 6
4 rafter angle kit - cut 8
5 rafter angle kit- cut 10
6 rafter angle kit- cut 12
Porch Kit 2 rafter - cut 4
Porch Kit 3 rafter - cut 6
Measure B - , rafter/slope, from center of grommet on ridge to where roof meets the wall.
Deduct 2" from the rafter dimensions. (This 2" deduction is due to the 2 angles taking 2" of the rafter length)
Deduct rafter length another 2% for shrinkage on new tents.
ONE piece rafters:
3 rafter angle kit - cut 6
4 rafter angle kit - cut 8
5 rafter angle kit - cut 10
6 rafter angle kit - cut 12
Porch kit: 2 rafter angle kit - cut 4
Porch kit: 3 rafter angle kit - cut 6
If you require two piece rafters you will need to purchase optional sleeves (Porch 2 rafter - 4 sleeves, 3 rafter- 6 sleeves, 4 rafter- 8 sleeves, 5 rafter- 10 sleeves, 6 rafter- 12 sleeves).
TENT LENGTHS ( Ridge and 2 Eaves)
Measure D, ridge length, from end seam to end seam on each end of ridge.
Deduct 1/2" on ridge length for steel angles taking up space..
Deduct tent length 1% for shrinkage on tents.
TENT LENGTHS - CUT RERQUIREMENTS,
3 rafter angle kit - divide tent length by 2 and cut 6
4 rafter angle kit - divide tent length by 3 and cut 9
5 rafter angle kit - divide tent length by 4 and cut 12
6 rafter angle kit - divide tent length by 5 and cut 15
Porch angle kit : 2 rafters - cut 3
Porch angle kit : 3 rafters - divide porch length by 2 and cut 6
To make two-piece tent lengths you will need to purchase optional sleeves (Porch- 2 rafter - 4 sleeves, 3 rafter-6 sleeves, 4 rafter-8 sleeves, 5 rafter-10 sleeves, 6 rafter-12 sleeves).
Mark all leg, rafter, and tent length sections to make assembly easier.
PORCH / EXTENDED FLY
Legs: Same length as tent legs. Multiply number of rafters in porch by 2 and that equals number of legs.
Rafters: Same length as tent rafters. Multiply number of rafters in porch by 2 and that equals number of rafters.
Tent Lengths: If you have a 3 rafter porch angle kit angle, divide porch usable length by 2 and cut 6. Do not count the porch overlap with tent when determining usable porch length..
If you have a 2 rafter porch angle kit , cut porch lengths to usable size of porch. Do not count the porch overlap with tent. Cut 3.
If you are connecting your porch frame to the tent frame eave angle and you have a
2 rafter angle kit, divide usable porch length by 2 and cut 6. Do not count the porch overlap with tent when determining usable length of porch..
1 rafter angle kit, cut porch lengths to usable size of porch. Do not count the porch overlap with tent. Cut 3.Frame Assembly:
Click Tent Set Up Instructions for frame assembly.
If your tent fits tight over your frame:
Do not force the tent over the frame.
Either your tent lengths and/or rafters are too long.
You must reduce the tenth lengths and rafters lengths accordingly, otherwise you will damage the zipper and weaken your seams.
If your zipper is tight, reduce rafter length.
Remember, your new tent will shrink 1-3% after it gets wet.