Instructables

Cheap & Easy Solar Shield

Featured

Step 7: Bungee Cords

Picture of Bungee Cords
A couple mini bungee cords are used to keep the Shield in place and from blowing around in the wind.  The bungee cords should be just barely taut.  They will stretch a bit over time.

Attach the other end of the bungee cord to a screw eye.

I had to crimp the hooks on the bungee cord a little bit to keep them from coming free too easily, especially after they stretch.  I want mine to come free for when I hang the Shield horizontally in the winter -- we want the sun then!

So I added a couple more screw eyes to the back wall which allows me to swing the shield up and out of the way in winter and when we have a storm or very windy day.  You'll have to check out how you can best "store" the Shield out of the way.  (Maybe you have some better ideas.)
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up