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Thread: Ideas for protecting from rain

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    Ideas for protecting from rain

    Would just a regular canopy outside be the best option you guys think? On Saturday I had to rig my golf umbrella with some gorilla tape on my desk. I guess just a big canopy would be best to protect it so I can smoke in the rain.

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    I at first picked up an old Patio umbrella with stand that someone put by curb, it worked fine. Had a few holes in it, but no big deal.
    Then recently, I picked up a EZ-up at a yard sale super cheap. It works good and more compact/easier to move, because I only use when there is a chance of rain.

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    Wind may be a significant problem if you use a canopy this time of the year. If you rig for thunderstorm winds you should be okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry D. View Post
    Wind may be a significant problem if you use a canopy this time of the year. If you rig for thunderstorm winds you should be okay.
    Yea, that is a given. I always strap down, don't want to be scrambling at the last minute.

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    My only concern is wind. I could use my patio umbrella. But the winds scare me. I got plastic base and filled it with sand. But I still get nervous about if blowing over. And If I'm inside or walk over to the store or something and it blows my wsm over that could be a huge fire hazard. The base is pretty heavy so I can't imagine it would blow over but you never know. I'll test it out the next time we get high winds. A canopy would be nice but not being strapped down would be the problem and I don't know how to strap it down on concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBz View Post
    Would just a regular canopy outside be the best option you guys think?
    I'm pretty sure the only safe option is to move them into your bedroom on rainy days
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    Well I'm trying to start selling my Q since so many people like it. But if I get an order and then an unexpected storm comes though then I can't fill an order. Or if someone makes an order say a week ahead of time, I can't really say yes since I won't know the weather forecast. If I can see that the winds aren't going to be too bad I can use the patio umbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckO View Post
    I'm pretty sure the only safe option is to move them into your bedroom on rainy days
    I agree with this! Wish I had enough room in my bedroom for all of them!

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    Nice idea there, Pat.

    Do they make patio umbrellas with wind vents in the top?
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