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Old 01-01-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Completed this last week out here in Modesto, Ca. Permitted and engineered. Posts were 8" extra strong pipe with 7' deep x 2'6" diameter foortings. 5/16" Cable ran through pocket of shade sail. It came out very nice.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #2
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Looks good. 7' deep footings required? Wow.

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:11 AM   #3
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nice!!

what are the dimensions of that?
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:21 AM   #4
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I have read that the actual material is "tensile fabric", is this accurate.
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Posts to post is 37'7" one way and 39'7" other way, 3'1" curvers were cut in fabric and minus the hardware/stretch for shade sail dimension. Polyfab products is what was used for both the fabric and attachment hardware.

Tensile simply means to be drawn out or stretched or having tension, so it just depends on how someone wants to term their product. In my area these are marketed as shade sails but I could call it a tension sail or tension fabric structure. It's all the same. Check out polyfabusa.com for the actual material specifications if you want to know more.

Concrete required was 5-1/2 yards!
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Looks good. 7' deep footings required? Wow.
Don't be surprised by that, there is a lot of torque against them- even more if a really good wind picks up.
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Posts to post is 37'7" one way and 39'7" other way, 3'1" curvers were cut in fabric and minus the hardware/stretch for shade sail dimension. Polyfab products is what was used for both the fabric and attachment hardware.



Tensile simply means to be drawn out or stretched or having tension, so it just depends on how someone wants to term their product. In my area these are marketed as shade sails but I could call it a tension sail or tension fabric structure. It's all the same. Check out polyfabusa.com for the actual material specifications if you want to know more.



Concrete required was 5-1/2 yards!


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Lot of uplift for sure.
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Is the vendor Keystone Bros.?
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There's a few places that do those in florida. Two in the panhandle and a few down south. I'd like one over my dock to shade my boat. That would work perfect.


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Trivantage was the vendor for the fabric in this project. We purchase most of our fabrics from them. Vinyls we purchase from other vendors and Keyston Bros we buy our foam from them.

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