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Old 07-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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Fix flappy awning beads

Getting ready for the weekend I noticed that the awning was loose at the attachment bead on the forward edge, evidently the beading that is threaded into the awning to attach it to the bead channel had shrunk or shifted. My unit is twelve years old and the awning is original. Having no bead material handy I elected to use #10 copper wire as it is weather proof, stiff and I had some on the workbench. After removing the hex key plug from the channel I got some slack on the awning edge, pushed the bead pocket into the slot and fed some wire into the pocket. Working methodically I pushed wire into the pocket as I pushed more of the pocket into the slot. I only had about 6 inches that was loose, so I pushed in 5.5 inches wire to allow for the replacement of the hex key plug. No more floppy awning.
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good Macgyver-ing... I'll keep that one in memory bank.

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Old 07-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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Great job. I will have to keep some wire in the tool box for the future.
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I'm having the same issue. I'm going to pull and replace the bead.
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