Things You'll Need
Connectors, three-way and four-way
Use goggles when installing bungee cords and balls to prevent injury.
The Costco 10-by-20-foot canopy is designed to offer temporary protection from harsh sun rays, light rain and damaging droppings. The portable tent is large enough to cover cars and recreational vehicles, or provide shelter for a garden party. No tools are necessary to set-up the canopy, though assembly is quicker with two adults.
Lay out the tubing and connector pieces at the construction location. Arrange the tubing in the shape of the roof frame. Set the three-way connector pieces at each corner, and at the center of each 10-foot end of the frame. Place the four-way connector pieces in the center of the 20-foot lengths of the frame, and in the very center of the frame.
Slide the tubing and connector pieces together. Begin at the center of the roof frame.
Assemble the six leg-poles for the canopy. Slide the leg pieces together.
Spread the valance over the assembled roof frame. Face the valance grommets inward.
Insert the leg poles into the corresponding connectors on the roof frame. Lock the connectors to secure the poles.
Slide the bungee cord through a grommet on a valance corner. Wrap the bungee around the frame, and then secure the cord around the ball. Repeat the process for the remaining corners and the other two grommets.
Slide the end of each leg pole into a base foot-plate. Stake the corners of the frame with rope and anchors.
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