Monthly Archives: July 2015
Appalling Tarpaulin….

I bought what I hoped was a nice Tarpaulin from on e of the Amazon store suppliers.  After a proper rain test rather than my initial hosepipe dowsing test to shrink the tarp, I feel the need to report ….What a pile of poor quality junk !!!

It was intended to cover the patio for an upcoming home-brew club meeting and BBQ. I constructed a nice ridge  and placed raw bolt eyelets in the garden wall and House wall.

patio shelter

patio shelter

ideal to make it a nice event..

ideal to make it a nice event..

However whilst erecting it several of the eyelets moved or ripped the tarp. These photos taken just now in the rain in the real world soak test!

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There was also a flaw in manufacturing poorly concealed with wax……Certainly not the high quality tarp that  I used to help my father put up at those  Scout camps all those years ago…

poorly concealed fault

poorly concealed fault

the final straw was after it rained today…. the video below …It’s not fit for purpose,  it’s supposed to be waterproofed but as you can see it lets water through…..