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Old 10-29-2014, 11:24 PM   #29
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:22 PM   #30
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A fine time was had by all! We did have an unexpected rain squall during the night that caught some of us with our awnings out. My Fiamma awning was broken after collecting enough water. The dealer gets $275 for the broken part, but I have a local welder working on a $30 repair. Fingers crossed that the welded aluminum 'elbow' will hold out against the force of the spring that extends the awning.
I'll post the results as soon as I put it all back together.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:42 AM   #31
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Sorry to hear about your awning. From looking at the trash berrel the next morning, you weren't the only one who had problems. Me, my awning did what it was supposed to do. I enjoyed setting under it and watching the rain come down.
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Hi Gage, I remember all the awning part in the dumpster. It made me feel less bad about my own damage. I think I got away cheep. Lesson learned!
See you next year in Ojai.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #33
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I remember all the awning parts in that dumpster. It made me feel less bad about my own damage. All in all, I think I got away cheep. Lesson learned!

See you next year in Ojai,
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:19 PM   #34
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I wet coast tip for awnings that may or may not have helped reduce some of the damage is to always keep on side of the awning set lower than the other to avoid rain pooling on the awning.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:04 PM   #35
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The rain did catch me off guard. I wasn't expecting it and left my fiberglass polls at home. But like that, I just let one corner down about a foot and that kept the water from pooling. Besides, it doesn't rain in Southern California. Who 'd of thunk.
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Hi Carol, I read the instructions with the awning. I just did not follow them. The rain took us all by surprise. The burned hand teaches the best lesson.
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The burned hand teaches the best lesson.
Andy isn't that the way we all learn??
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Thanks Carol,
by the way, my name is Andy. I'm a picture framer and art restorer, that's how I came up with the username ArtWrangler.
Warm wishes for Thanksgiving.
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