Fixing Patio Umbrella


Old 08-27-17, 12:16 PM
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Fixing Patio Umbrella

Hi, the canvas on this umbrella is good but it has become stretched in that the places where the canvas canopy attaches to the umbrella ribs. Because it has stretched the ribs keep falling out. See pics. Anyone solve this irritation. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-17, 02:21 PM
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So if the ends were extended by some amount then the ribs would be long enough to hold the canvas?

What dia are the ribs?
Old 08-27-17, 02:24 PM
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You could solder an old bicycle spoke to the end of the ribs to extend them out just a little.
Old 08-27-17, 02:54 PM
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Don't you have a bit of slack in the tie down on the top to take up the stretch?
I have also used some small binder clamps to pinch them and keep them snug I have also resewn leather.
Also used safety pins on the top/bottom to take up slack?
just a thought.
Old 08-27-17, 03:01 PM
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Is the fabric loose when it is open? If not then perhaps you are closing it too much.
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