I have not yet made my tent weights, but I have the directions for
them. I will condense the directions and hope they make sense.
Use four 3ft. lengths of 2" PVC pipe
eight 2" PVC pipe end caps
eight heavy duty eyebolts with a long bolt end
nuts and washers for the eyebolts
quikcrete concerete mix
Drill a hole for the eyebolt in the center of each of the 8 caps.
Insert eyebolts so eyes are on the outside of the end caps and use
washers and nuts to secure the eyebolts. Cap one end of the pipe
PVC pipe adhesive with the eye on the outside and the stem inside.
Fill each pipe with QuikCrete Glue the other caps on the remaining
ends of the pipes.
You now have 4 pipes filled with cement and capped at each end. They
will have an eyebolt sticking out each end like a tootsie roll.
When the weights are dry you thread a rope, bungee cord, or
carabiner through the top bolt and up to the frame of the tent.
thread another one through the bottom so you can tether it to the
tent let to avoid it moving around.
Some use multiple PVC weights per tent corner.
This is info I got in a book, so I hope it is not a copyright
infringement to offer it on this list. As I said I have not yet made
these weights but I think one could use a wider diameter PVC pipe but
the weight would be bulkier to store. It seems to me these would
slide into a trunk or pick up bed nicely and i am going to make them
I also am going to hit the art show circuit and introduce my jewelry
little by little. If anyone knows of some good pictures that show
nice display ideas I would appreciate knowing them.
Jean in Minnesota