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Design ideas - rain covers

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
This is a serious discussion, so no messing around please.

Need a rain cover, has to be roughly 7m wide, and be able to extend to 100m long.

I need it to be elevated (roughly 0.5m-1m), preferably using supports with wheels.

Ideally i should be able to vary the support heights, so that one side can be higher/lower than the other.

it can't be fixed to anything, its got to be maneuverable.

if possible have a gutter system, nothing too complex, just something to keep the water from dripping off the sides
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
quick google, a sample of cover ideas.
http://www.deependpools.co.uk/shop/gbu0-catshow/indoor-outdoor-swimming-pool-covers-rollers.html?gclid=CLmU17jjhJwCFZwA4wod9wHd-w
free delivery over £60
(as with most covers, think safety first)
#2
this isnt for a swimming pool might i add.

i can t just use a swimming pool cover as it would lay directly on top of the surface, which may be too much pressure. i need some form of supports that would relieve the pressure. A bit like the cricket rain covers they use


when i say relatively cheap, i means preferably not 000's.
#3
Is this all year round cover?
Would it have to support snow?
How much wind will it experience?
If the rain is guttered, where will it be drained to?
#4
ok i should really explain what its for. its for concrete, to protect it from rain while its setting.

It will be all year round, i'm not too sure about the snow, as i don't think i'd be laying concrete then.
it will experience a fair amount of wind, its on a large open area, but weighing it down shouldn't be a problem.
the rain will simply be drained to the sides, away from the concrete
#6
Having had a little think.... 7m is quite a span and whatever you use will need to be supported, as it cannot be supported within the span then options are limited.
I am thinking along the lines of a squat polytunnel. easy to assemble, can be connected together to meet variable lengths, manufactures readily available who will do special sizes.

Its not that cheap mind but I assume that this is for some commercial purpose where working through the weather will increase your profit margin.
I assume that you will have provided shuttering for your concrete lengths, you may be able to use this to help tie down the shelter.
#7
I thought Concrete is supposed to be Wet for it to cure properly when it's setting ?? :?

http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-Concrete
#8
the problem is that the rain damages the surface, and too much water isnt really good either.
#9
melipona
Having had a little think.... 7m is quite a span and whatever you use will need to be supported, as it cannot be supported within the span then options are limited.
I am thinking along the lines of a squat polytunnel. easy to assemble, can be connected together to meet variable lengths, manufactures readily available who will do special sizes.

Its not that cheap mind but I assume that this is for some commercial purpose where working through the weather will increase your profit margin.
I assume that you will have provided shuttering for your concrete lengths, you may be able to use this to help tie down the shelter.


seems like a decent idea actually.
not sure how tough it would be for windy conditions, and how easy it would be to move or pack
#10
well they seem to be used all over the countryside these days so are reasonably weather proof.
It is basically aluminum tubing which has polythene sheeting stretched over it. Normally the polythene is taped on, so you would have to think of a removable system, maybe there is some nonpermstick sticky tape tape to use or maybe use velcro.
If you used more substantial shuttering then you could probably have some pre drilled holes into which the support poles could be placed.

[url]www.firsttunnels.co.uk[/url]

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