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Old 07-19-2021, 06:47 PM   #1
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awning topper

There's a small topper over my awning enclosure and the end of it is coming out, I loosened the screw and tried to clamp it back in but no luck. Is the screw supposed to go thru the material? If so I can't get the fabric pulled in far enough to reach. My other thought is to try and slip a small dowel inside the fold a while it is inside the slotted tube, or just silicone it in place. It is on the front so catches all the wind when driving.
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:09 PM   #2
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I Rednecked it

So I shoved a bamboo skewer in the fold followed by a pencil to hold it in there tight then I tightened the screw into the pencil
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Nice. I actually did the dowel thing on our awning when the cord material broke or shrunk. So far so good!
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Yep, the plastic bead rod broke off about 3" in from the leading edge on my large patio awning and the edge of fabric was working its way out of the groove.

I figured it might eventually rip, so I too used a bamboo skewer to get the edge back into the slot, then as I worked an appropriate sized dowel inserted into the slot and fabric back the full 3", I withdrew the skewer.

That dowel was secured with a screw and just a dab of contact cement.

All is good again.
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