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BlackPot
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Temporary Patio Cover
Looking for some recommendations. Recently moved into a rent house, as we will be building a new home. The rent house has a large slab for the patio. Just no cover. I don't want to go all out and start building a patio for a house I'm not staying at. I think I can get away with adding some 4x4 posts and some 2x8 runners, but what to use as a top that won't add too much more? Some kind of canvas top? Anyone ever do anything similar?

Don't want to go with a metal top. I will probably put the 4x4s in buckets with cement. Something removable would be great incase a storm rolled through, I can take it down, since this structure won't be in the ground.


unostang
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Katy, TX via St. Bernard
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
What kind of time frame are you looking at having it? How long are you going to stay in the rental?


trux83LSU
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
if its just for shade maybe one of those sail covers


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BlackPot
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
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What kind of time frame are you looking at having it? How long are you going to stay in the rental?



Probably be in the house 10 months or so. Hopefully a year max.


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lsujro
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I put up one of these at one of my houses. I was pleased with the quality. Has a hook where can hang a fan. Pretty sturdy and never had any durability issues.

LINK


BlackPot
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Member since Oct 2016
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
Guess I never really thought about a premade gazebo from lowes or something.


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GEAUXLPOST
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Thibodaux
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
Shade sails would be cheap and easy.


BlackPot
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Shade sails


Looks like I'm going to end going this way. Thanks


greenbean
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
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Shade sails


Yuup, these are used all over the world and work well. I recently put one up over my mother's swing, it has worked well and lasted for near a year in the open (wind hitting it directly). Just need some good points to connect it.


HonoraryCoonass
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
I’d get a pop-up tailgate tent.....take it with you when you move.


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eng08
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
I put up a sunshade at my camp and it’s been great all summer. Costs was $45 for shade, $400 in pipe, $100 in concrete, $50 in mixer, and 2 days with a post hole digger.

My wife claims I overdid the posts (sch 40 - 4” pipe) but I wasn’t doing that shite again.

Use 4x4 wood, maybe some concrete and call it a day.


BlackPot
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I’d get a pop-up tailgate tent.....take it with you when you move.



eh, I want it to look kinda presentable lol


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BlackPot
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Use 4x4 wood, maybe some concrete and call it a day.



Just so nothing is permanent I'll do some 4x4s in buckets with concrete. I'll make some headers with 2x8s. Should be sturdy enough to hold the shade in place.


eng08
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
Wind will likely knock it over.

You could just use a few mobile home screw anchors and line to secure it down good.


BlackPot
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Member since Oct 2016
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That's what I've been going back and forth with. If it would be sturdy enough. I guess 4 or 5 concrete anchors really wouldn't be a big deal. Probably just go that route.


Drunken Crawfish
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
Could also use some of these: 4x4 Post Base

Just get a hammer drill and a few concrete anchors and you are good to go.


BlackPot
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Member since Oct 2016
573 posts

re: Temporary Patio Cover
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Drunken Crawfish



Yep, I think I'm just gonna go this route. I can always grind the bolt down after I leave if he doesn't want it.


eng08
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Member since Jan 2013
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Just put it in the dirt a foot. Your only there a year, it will not rot that fast


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greenbean
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Where the Wind Begins
Member since Feb 2019
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re: Temporary Patio Cover
I anchored one 4x4 with this:
LINK

It hasn't moved in almost a year. It is a triangle and the other points are attached to trees.
This post was edited on 11/20 at 7:55 pm


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