Now time for the purlin pipe. This kit came with three runs of purlin. The center run sits on the top of the high tunnel. My husband had a great idea to use clamps as guides to slide the pipe over the bows as I stood in the forklift basket pushing the pipe along the bows. Together we attached 2" straps to the underside of the bows to secure the purlin in place.
After the center purlin was in place, we then moved onto the side purlin. These were installed on the underside of the bows seven feet down. using 1" straps.
Oh, the handy forklift and basket made this job so much easier than if we had to use ladders. The forklift was just short enough to make it down the center run of the high tunnel.
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