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Old 12-23-2014, 10:37 AM   #221
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Total bummer. The roof cover must go back to the manufacturer. All of the securing straps have very badly done stitching at closer look, there is always couple needle holes either completely unnecessary pierced through next to the stitching area, or some of the stitches are overtightened and they are sort of tearing the fabric open. They will fix it and weld patches over the spots, but that will be some time in January. Now there's no need to finish the thing, so it will remain as it is over the holiday, then we shall see.
I'll make the door meanwhile and work on some other things.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:44 AM   #222
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Ahh, that sucks. Well, it is the Holiday anyway. This will give you some time off. Enjoy it.
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That's a shame. :/ Time to take a break I guess.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #224
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If you get the cover back and it still has a few misplaced stitch holes, or whatever, you can always AquaSeal them. I've used many tubes of the stuff over the years on tent fly and fishing waders. Incredibly good long lasting urethane sealant. McNett Aquaseal, about $8 per tube online.

I also dab CA (superglue) on very small holes and tears to halt furthur ripping and fraying. An example, it works good on small ember burn holes in the cover.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:01 PM   #225
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Thanks for the advice Bob, I was thinking about using some sealant as well and the guy from the manufacturing company I called did also mention it, but in the end he said it would be better if they just put the patches on. Other than that the delay totally sucks and we'll have to take the cover down and up again, I think it will be a good solution and most likely more reliable than any other.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:53 AM   #226
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We've temporarily covered the walls. This camo tarp will be used for the final cover as well, but better attached and using two overlapping tarps, so the whole height of the wall plus the floor edge will be covered. It's looking good even like this.


Getting rid of the snow.


I'm working on the door now.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:18 AM   #227
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How long until you get the fabric back from the manufacturer?
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:55 AM   #228
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No idea, will talk to them on Monday likely, that's when most companies open after holidays. By now the roof is still in place. I'll send them photos of the holes and perhaps they may recommend using a sealant spray instead. I was also thinking that maybe I'm ridiculously worried about water draining through couple needle holes, while the condensating

moisture

will wet the

insulation

much more.
Here are some of the holes, what you guys think? Should I insist on patches?







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I would get the patches myself..
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:46 AM   #230
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If there's a warranty, use it. If it really is just too much to hassle with, use Aquaseal. If you are concerened about stitching leaks, you can Aquaseal the entire seam. I've Aquasealed every seam of our tents rainfly, and the tent floor. ZERO leaks.

FWIW, I also use the stuff on neoprene and breathable waders. Totally bombproof repair. Also touched up seam leaks on poncho hood. Really, the stuff is incredible. I've also built up the toe of my work boots with Aquaseal so the sealant wears off instead of the leather. It is urethane, and urethane my friend is some VERY tough stuff. God luck.
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