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    Posted: 13 July 2017 at 2:44pm
I'm building a cover for a new canopy aprox. 9'X7'
I'm using snaps to attach it to the conduit frame.
I made strips that are 8.75" folded in half by 46" and some 33" sewed to the top canvas.
What distance apart should I put the snaps?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 July 2017 at 2:56pm
Hello Lee,

It all depends on where the snaps will be located on the frame of the canopy. If they will be along the outside edges of the canopy you will want less room between the snaps because the wind will be applying the most amount of force to them at this location. So it would be best to place them roughly 4-5 inches apart. 

If the cover wraps around the frame and snaps underneath/inside the canopy there will be considerably less resistance the snaps will have to endure due to wind so you can get away with placing them 6-8 inches apart. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 July 2017 at 7:52am
Or would I be better off using zippers?
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Zippers would work but will be harder to sew in a manner that the top is taught. You could also use grommets and lace it on which is how almost all T-Tops are done. The reason being is to be able to stretch the tops drum tight.
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