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elmbow
04-17-2003, 06:31 PM
Patrick, another question that has probably been answered previously:
How do you stabilize your stovepipe in high/gusty winds? I imagine there's a fair amount of movement in the tent in high wind situations and I would think that the lack of mass in the stove itself doesn't help to stabilize the pipe above it? Is the primary stabilization provided by a tight fit at the exit collar?

Thanks, Elmbow

Patrick
04-17-2003, 07:27 PM
Hi Elmbow--

Yes, the snug exit port makes everything quite secure--even in gale like winds. Another help is the single piece pipe. It simply cannot come apart at a joint...because there are no joints. If you've ever had the joyous experience of a stovepipe coming undone at a wind-induced wiggly joint you haven't know the full meaning of adrenaline. A flame thrower inside the tent, anyone?

Pitch the tipi tautly and you'll not experience much in the way of a gyrating tent, BTW. Very stable. Have a ball!

Patrick

elmbow
04-17-2003, 07:45 PM
Thanks, Patrick! BTW, have had plenty of unpleasant stovepipe experience in the service and it looks like your one piece system is the cat's meow.
Elmbow