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Old 08-11-2020, 01:19 PM   #161 (permalink)
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I've had a 10x20ft six legged canopy for years. It used to be on 10ft legs over my motorhome when I had one. Now it's reduced to Ĺ-width with bent legs and covered with corrugated metal instead of that tarp, about 6x12ft.

Are you going to level the ground with sand to get a nice even floor?
Well, I'm gonna till the ground and add some sand and rake it, but I'm not gonna take a level to it or anything.

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Old 08-11-2020, 01:43 PM   #162 (permalink)
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I'm not gonna take a level to it or anything.
There exist six foot wide landscaping rakes. You could fake one by screwing a 6ft 1x4 on the end of a handle.

Hose it down and look for puddles in the low spots.
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Level can be pretty particular. I put up an above ground pool three times one summer.

A garage isn't that exacting, but...
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If it's an open sided shed, It might be advisable to have a slope or crown. A six foot rake would be adequate to level the pavers locally.
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Yes, it's going to have a slight upwards slope from the entrance, probably. It'll be leveled horizontally reasonably well. This is only a semi-permanent solution, as one day I want to buy an actual shed, so I'm really not putting 100% of my effort in.
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Sounds right. Is it a six legged pipe and canvas canopy?

One could add 2ea 10ft corrugated over the canvas as a ridge cap/ stiffener. Put workbenches and cabinets outside the footprint and add shed roofs over them.

I've added 20" corner braces. Cyclone fence end caps with an eyelet glued on with Gorilla glue and straps around the main pipes. I like all metal construction.
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Sounds right. Is it a six legged pipe and canvas canopy?

One could add 2ea 10ft corrugated over the canvas as a ridge cap/ stiffener. Put workbenches and cabinets outside the footprint and add shed roofs over them.

I've added 20" corner braces. Cyclone fence end caps with an eyelet glued on with Gorilla glue and straps around the main pipes. I like all metal construction.
More metal more better. Itís like an 8-legged thing. Itís 10íx17í. Iíve finally got all my bricks home, so next week Iíll start on the ground preparation.
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Hey do y'all have any recommendations on a particular MPGuino to go with? There's quite a few options and it's kind a hard to find a board that is actively for sale etc. I'm slightly overwhelmed on where to start.

I don't need anything fancy, as I'll have it communicate to a central pi eventually over serial, as opposed to having its own display, so I don't need any kind of TFT display or anything.

The MPGuino section of the forum is somewhat slow.
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Hey do y'all have any recommendations on a particular MPGuino to go with? There's quite a few options and it's kind a hard to find a board that is actively for sale etc. I'm slightly overwhelmed on where to start.

I don't need anything fancy, as I'll have it communicate to a central pi eventually over serial, as opposed to having its own display, so I don't need any kind of TFT display or anything.

The MPGuino section of the forum is somewhat slow.
Let me recommend posting this is a dedicated MPGuino thread. Here is a good one: https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ued-34733.html

It has not had a post in a year, but we revive decade old thread here if the reason is good. You have a good reason. If you don't wanna necropost, make a new dedicated thread in the "instrumentation" subforum: https://ecomodder.com/forum/instrumentation.html

I don't use MPGuino myself.

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