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Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:34 am
by zelph
I have my teepee covering. It is 20 feet in diameter. It's too cold and windy to go out side with it so I have a question for all you mathematicians. If I use a center support pole that is 8 feet high, what will be the outside diameter where the fabric touches the ground when pulled taught?

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:17 pm
by Ridgerunner
zelph wrote:I have my teepee covering. It is 20 feet in diameter. It's too cold and windy to go out side with it so I have a question for all you mathematicians. If I use a center support pole that is 8 feet high, what will be the outside diameter where the fabric touches the ground when pulled taught?


I guess that would all depend on the angles of the poles from the center axis

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:30 pm
by zelph
Realityguy always did a great job at doing his prototype tents by using string to project lines. His system worked rally nice. What I will do today is take a piece of string that is 20 feet long. Attach the center of it to a 8 foot tall pole that is stationary and extend the line outward until it is taught. Just sitting here thinking obout this makes me think the inside of the teepee is going to be limited to my grandchildren :lol: :lol: I may have to reduce the pole down to 6 feet :mrgreen:

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:18 pm
by cadyak
At 8ft high, the diameter will be just over 12 ft wide and about 53 degree wall slope
at 6 ft it will just over 16ft wide with a 37 degree slope

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:29 pm
by cadyak
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the 7ft pole would yield a 14'6 diam. with a 44degree slope. (near bout perfect) :D

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:59 pm
by zelph
Cadyak, you made my day :DB: I like just about perfect :D I'll do the 7 footer. I've come down with a flu bug or something....did not stretch a line :roll: stayed in be most of the day.

I'm going to be using aluminum poles instead of tapered wood.

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:12 am
by cadyak
That is great. Glad to help. Hope you feel better soon. :D

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:09 pm
by zelph
Feeling better :D thank you!!!

These photos show 4' long aluminum poles attached to a tripod fixture that is made of extruded aluminum. On top of the central pole is a fiberglass thingy that was used to support military camouflage netting. It has little gripping gingers that will hold the tent fabric secure at it's center. I have a heavy duty pivoting anchor to secure the mast pole to the ground. The anchor will allow me to assemble the poles while laying flat and then raise it all via the pivoting mast pole. One person will be able to assemble the tent/teepee. I also envision this project extending into a large shade canopy for gatherings. The central mast/pole will be 12' high.

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:28 pm
by zelph
I bought more poles today and expect the shelter to be a little bit more elaborate. :lol:

Re: Dimensions for teepee

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:52 pm
by Ridgerunner
We can't wait to see the finished product :D