Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 16, 2020, 9:58 pm
The Home Depot ceiling tiles I used resist a propane torch flame quite
well. I have some corrugated galvy roofing to cover it from rain or
snow though it hasn't been tested. A weighted tarp would probably
At first I taped the tiles' edges with aluminum foil duct tape, which
didn't stick well enough to be a permanent solution but it protected
them from shredding while I fitted and pop-riveted the sheet steel
channel |_| sections, which were cut and folded from a scrapped
I used a shear and brake, but thin sheet steel can be bent neatly
without a brake by clamping it between planks along the bend line and
hammering on a block of wood placed against the free side to spread
the force and sharpen the bend along the bend line.
Posted by hubops on March 16, 2020, 10:13 pm
On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:58:23 -0400, "Jim Wilkins"
Thanks for the ideas.
Is yours a simple knock-down design when not in use ?
Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 16, 2020, 11:10 pm
The corners of the back wall have angular brackets that extend forward
to brace the sides when assembled, or hold all the panels nested
together for transport and storage. I considered hinging the sides to
the back but the sheet steel I used is too thin to stand the strain.
The unattached top panel lifts off to service the genny.