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Chris Bohannon
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
  • acrylic painting
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How to level my tent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Shandler Jul 12. 5 Replies

Hiya,I've got an event coming up and I know I'll be on an uneven surface.  I'll be putting my pop up canopy on the peak of a hill but the front two legs of my canopy will be on the crest of the hill…Continue

How to transport Stabars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Bohannon Apr 7. 19 Replies

Hi, everyone,I just bought a set of Stabars from Flourish. I'm looking for ideas on how to pack all these metal poles and connector parts for travelling.Any advice?Thank you,ChrisContinue

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Barry Shandler replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"i carry a stock of various thicknesses of wood cut to 4”x4”"
Jul 12
Greg Little replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"The extra holes Larry suggested is the best option. Do it on al four legs as it will come in handy for future shows where the ground can be uneven not only front to back but also sideways. Just be sure to smooth out any metal burs when you drill the…"
Jun 7
C.C. Barton replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"Mine shims could work.  I used to use them at the Park City Utah show which was notorious for the setup along the long hill of its main street.   Mine shims are like regular wood shims only very thick - about 2" if I remember."
Jun 7
Richard L. Sherer replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"I use 6" x 6" blocks of 2x6's and same size of 3/4" plywood. Linseed oild to keep out moistuer. Weigth of tent keeps legs in fixture on the blockes. I level even on slight grades."
Jun 6
Larry Sohn replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to level my tent
"How about modifying the legs? If their are release pins that go into holes, then just drill a couple of extra holes. Better to lower two legs a little, then to prop up on blocks that might not be very stable. "
Jun 6
Chris Bohannon posted a discussion

How to level my tent

Hiya,I've got an event coming up and I know I'll be on an uneven surface.  I'll be putting my pop up canopy on the peak of a hill but the front two legs of my canopy will be on the crest of the hill as it begins to slope down.  I think I'll have to raise those front two legs a bit to keep my canopy from leaning down the hill!  I have an ABC canopy and have never had to "level it" before now.This canopy style pops up but only has one extension option on the legs.  For example, there are not…See More
Jun 6

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Your Medium
acrylic painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
The Great KC Pet Expo
What is your website?
http://www.artistkc.com
What are the best things about art fairs
the adventure of weather, customers, competition!
Best show ever and why
the Unplaza in KC...organizers were very helpful and kind, great crowd, great artists
Worst show ever and why
Grand Lake, CO...rinky dink, cheap crowd
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Nobody. Found you with Google one day a long time ago
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm a twin! (fraternal)

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At 9:39am on January 30, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you proceed.

At 6:41pm on February 11, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

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