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Old 12-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi All,

We got some snow over the weekend and the snow build up against my side door. (the one I use the most) I just installed a new door, and still need to put a storm door on, but I also wanted to build some kind of temporary wall around the framing of the awning to keep snow and wind out. I was thinking something light and clear so I could still get some light. Something like plexi glass.

Here is the picture of the awning. let me know what you think, any ideas would be much appreciated.
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you could get some rebar, and plywood for both sides. That is the quick way, along with using Fiberglass panels. Bad thing is, it is the most expensive way. Cheaper way, is to just use tarps that you can secure and then at the end of the season toss, or fold up and store for a couple of more seasons.

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How would you go about attaching the plywood to the rebar?
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I have a fish pond that I cover for the winter. I made an A frame cover by making 2X2 frames that lean together and triangular frames to close in the ends.
I stapled 6 mil plastic to the frames and then screwed 1X2 strapping over top.

This arrangement has weathered four Canadian winters and is still in good shape.
My frames are 6'X6' square with studs on 2' centers. The joints are held together by 1/2" plywood gussets screwed together with deck screws.
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How would you go about attaching the plywood to the rebar?
You poke holes through the ply with a drill where the re-bar is, and use coated wire, such as #14 to hold in place.
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Wouldn't putting in the storm door be less arduous and waste less money then this odd little project?
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