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Francesca Knowles

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Posted: 01/27/12 01:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for cutting off the rotted end of the awning, provided the rest of it's in good shape.
I've done this, too- the part that's ruined is usually just the single wrap that's constantly exposed to the sun.

I managed to do it without taking the whole thing apart- I cut it away (canopy relaxed), removed the trash part, stitched in a spline sleeve and pushed that part into the channel.
THEN I pushed the holding spline through the sleeve in the channel, using a bit of graphite for lubrication.

The hardest part was making sure that the fabric was nice and square before stitching.

* This post was edited 01/27/12 11:50am by Francesca Knowles *


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Posted: 01/27/12 06:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the awning is more than 10 years old, that means it is dried/weather cracked. You can try to repair but it will continue to deteriorate and crack and seperate. It is always best to install new fabric on this type problem. Doug

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Posted: 01/27/12 06:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never thought about removing the rotted part completely. I might have to give that a try.

Thanks for the replies.

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