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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2019, 02:47:58 PM »
Magna fabrics has Sil Nylon for a good price too. FYI

https://www.magnafabrics.com/

I bought some cordura from them and it was good stuff.
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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2019, 11:49:15 PM »
My son has one from this guy. Seems well built. Have yet to use it. https://www.jimmytarps.com/

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2019, 12:27:53 AM »
Q-5:  I put a Ti-Goat jack in a Go-Lite SL4.  I had velcro sewn around the jack on the outside and a "matching" sil-nylon cover to place over the hole when not using the stove.

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2019, 02:06:16 AM »
Q-5:  I put a Ti-Goat jack in a Go-Lite SL4.  I had velcro sewn around the jack on the outside and a "matching" sil-nylon cover to place over the hole when not using the stove.

How do you like the velcro panel versus sewn in?  Is there any real disadvantage to doing this method versus just sewing the panel in directly?

I like the removable/replaceable aspect of this design, but it would probably be virtually weight neutral to sew in the stove jack and put a roll-up flap cover over it and perhaps a bit more durable.  I guess the only disadvantage here would be if you KNOW you won't be bringing the stove, you save the weight of the jack material, but that is pretty minor in the grand scheme.

Any further thoughts on this?

Thanks for the pics!

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2019, 05:22:24 PM »
Sorry to be misleading. The stove jack is sewn in. The cover is velcro'd on when I'm not using the stove.  Pic attached has cover off. You can see the black velcro around the edges.

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2019, 06:56:27 PM »
SO8 stove jack is sewn to cordura or similar material cone at top of one of the panels. Ruler is 6".  Velcro on cover panel is on both sides of cover panel.  That cordura is like a heavily laminated or rubberuzed cordura or other technical ripstop fabric.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 07:12:11 PM by Fl0und3rz »

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2019, 07:00:27 PM »
Mid-panel and seam tie outs are same construction. Cordura and nylon strapping.  These are sewn about 5" up to create a sod skirt.

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2019, 07:02:34 PM »
Zipper tie outs, same construction as above.

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2019, 07:04:40 PM »
Zipper flap and location.  That flap feels like a grosgrain.
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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
Cone construction.  I like that top loop, which seems like you could go poleless.  This top loop is a different material than tie outs.  Grosgrain?


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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2019, 05:19:33 AM »
Thanks for the photos, that is really helpful.  I had planned on sewing the guy-line loops directly into the seams, but it appears they've just put theirs on after the fact, which is actually fairly appealing.  I could sent the tent up and then decide how high I wanted them if I were to do it that way.  I do really like the loop up top for the potential of pole-less tenting or even for drying out at home.

the stove jack material I Have looks about the same.

What is the smallest edge margin between the stove hole and the tent material?

Thanks Flounderz.


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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2019, 05:47:03 AM »
No problem.  I'd guess about 4" minimum.  You'd have to noodle it out for your triangle/trapezoid, but it looks pretty much centered in that panel.

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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2019, 09:13:39 AM »
Some progress photos. The Pink paper is the pattern I made to cut the 12 panels from. I put a 2.25” catenary curve in it. We’ll see... life’s about experimentation I guess.

I have some time lapse videos that I may try to load... but there’s some plumbers crack in the best one... so we’ll see.




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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 09:31:36 PM »
Absolute yes on the Catenary cut. Edit, I see you did that.  We did a TP with a 12'x10' footprint.  I wanted to start getting the kids in the backcountry, but they were little enough I wanted all 4 of us together.  I didn't do the catenary cut because I thought it wouldn't be a big deal.  It is really hard to get it pitched tight without the cat cut to it.  It puckers pretty bad when trying to tighten it down, and it flaps a bit in the wind.  We added additional guy-out points to tighten it up but it is still really hard to do without the catenary cut.   Ours ended up about 6.5 lbs including groundsheet, stakes, and pole.
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Re: Tipi Build, Design Help Needed
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2019, 01:45:34 AM »
Thanks for the input! I wasn’t entirely sure and wasn’t really sure on the severity of the cut. I ended up approximating for my length based in other people’s comments from general DIY tent builds online. Total it’s 2.25” deflection in the center and that’s on a length of a hair over 12 feet. May not be severe enough, but better than nothing I hope.

Here’s my time lapse on cutting the panels. I cut a total of 12 of these. Took me about 5.5 hours to mark and make cuts.

Not sure if this automatically embeds or not.

Sorry about the plumbers crack or as the Brits say “Builders Bum”





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