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# 257371 29-Sep-2019 13:19
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Hi All,

 

Anyone in Auckland got broken dome tent? I am not interested in the tent itself but the flexible poles.

 

I want to build some covers for my blueberry bushes and these would be perfect.

 

If you have something that would be suitable can you give me a yell.

 

John

 

P.S I know they will be abandoned in their hundreds at music festivals around summer but need them before then :-)





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  # 2326765 29-Sep-2019 16:29
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If you don't have any luck with donations, Mitre 10 sell (or sold) lengths of fibreglass rod much the same as what's used in cheap dome tent poles in their gardening department.  I bought a few of them last year - can't remember the price or sizes, but was pretty cheap, maybe under $10 for a 3m length of I guess 6mm pultruded rod. I'd go take a look for actual size - but I don't have it at home here, and I'd send a link - but can't find it listed on their website.  Hopefully it wasn't a one-off or discontinued line.


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  # 2326784 29-Sep-2019 17:15
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You should explore what's available at Auckland landfill recycle centres I have collected several dead tents from the Wgtn one just for the poles and one tent hardly used that was too good to cannibalize all for $5 ea.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2326818 29-Sep-2019 19:20
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Thanks for the replies, I work around the corner from the transfer station so I might go and have a look tomorrow after work.

 

sadly I can buy the whole tent from Kmart for $12 or $20 from the warehouse. I am trying to recycle, I can use 20mm conduit as that is only $5 / 4M length.

 

 

 

John





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