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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Any body use a gazebo type thing for external work? More thinking of oil installs.

I want something fairly hard wearing as it's got to with stand cornish wind and ideally have sides to it.
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
A mate who installs electric security gates, cctv etc has one of the pull out awnings attached to his van, how often do you have that sort of access on an external install?

I've owned a few of those metal foldup gazebos for the garden, good idea in theory but they take up quite a bit of room when folded and a bit of a lump to have in the back of a van...best bet I'd say is to a look at a Coleman gazebo. Every option will need pegging, ;)
 
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Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
A mate who installs electric security gates, cctv etc has one of the pull out awnings attached to his van, how often do you have that sort of access on an external install?

I've owned a few of those metal foldup gazebos for the garden, good idea in theory but they take up quite a bit of room when folded and a bit of a lump to have in the back of a van...best bet I'd say is to a look at a Coleman gazebo. Every option will need pegging, ;)
Very rare can I get the van next to where I'm working.

Not massively worried about them taking up room as it will only come out when I'm doing an install. Not much point in having one for a service.

Pegging down I was thinking when you go the markets tradeshows they dont peg them down they are weighted down so was thinking along the lines of that.
 
Pegging down I was thinking when you go the markets tradeshows they dont peg them down they are weighted down so was thinking along the lines of that.
You'll need to check type and number of anchors with the supplier of the gazebo. If you have my luck, the one time you don't nail it down there'll be a gust of wind that night and it'll take off...
 
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Have used two & both been wrecked by quite light winds. To be fair though neither had sides - which i think would be more stable.

Having done a fair bit of sailing, I would go no where weights unless we are talking 25 litre sized lumps of concrete. The wind doesn't have to blow hard to have shed loads of power.

The other thing Id say is make sure the structure is either decent steel or good qual ali. The £60 jobs will last you two minutes...
 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
Whatever you choose you'll have to hold it down with something in that wind you described...I worked on markets for years as kid and student and the pro's that I worked for didn't muck about and carried around the dead weights, up to (8 x 25kg) for a large pitch with heavy tarps otherwise take the risk of gear being ruined.

Make your own or use something made for the purpose...

 

gmartine

Gas Engineer
I bought a larger version of one these and it got blown into my neighbour's neighbours garden, you'd think I'd know better but it was a freak gust. Learned my lesson though and made some concrete anchors out of kerb stone.

This might do you if large enough...

 
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Millsy 82

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Gas Engineer
What I was looking at was


Then being held down with 2 pairs of these type of thing.

 

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