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Yep and will fill any space.

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Right, can't let this beat me so here is the definite easy cheap fix. From the hardware dept of any of the big stores get a packet of these little angle brackets, you need two brackets, one for each side of the leg/foot, the thinner the better like Fig 1, photo shows a couple of actual ones. Straighten out like Fig 2 , attach brackets to foot with a nut/bolt, set assy. on leg and drill a hole to suit and attach with nut and bolt. If you want a better job and the material is thin enough to bend with pliers , bend to the shape in Fig 3 so that the brackets fit inside the foot rather than outside. Done.

ps Any cheaper/easier than this and it has to be duct tape ha aha .
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Yep and will fill any space.

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But it wouldn't actually hold anything together, would it?
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Right, can't let this beat me so here is the definite easy cheap fix. From the hardware dept of any of the big stores get a packet of these little angle brackets, you need two brackets, one for each side of the leg/foot, the thinner the better like Fig 1, photo shows a couple of actual ones. Straighten out like Fig 2 , attach brackets to foot with a nut/bolt, set assy. on leg and drill a hole to suit and attach with nut and bolt. If you want a better job and the material is thin enough to bend with pliers , bend to the shape in Fig 3 so that the brackets fit inside the foot rather than outside. Done.

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Eeh, I'm very impressed with your artistic skills! And what do you know, I had 4 brackets exactly like the one on the right - and left them behind!

I shall give that some thought - tho I don't have a drill with me.

I still want to find a MH breaker's yard...

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No drill ? - use longer brackets and ductape to the awning legs , it'll never budge.
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Do you think that would hold if the awning was bucking a bit - as it can do even with fairly light winds?

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No drill ? - use longer brackets and ductape to the awning legs , it'll never budge.
Or use a small G clamp on the brackets, loads in those Chinese hardware shops in Spain, just don't compress the leg.

As a side issue it's best not to rely on the pegged feet alone, get a canopy tie down kit.

I know it's too late now but plates similar to ones I made are available.

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G clamp? Haven't seen these before but then I haven't been looking.

Yes, tie-down kit was on my list of 'must-gets' (in fact it was also on my list for Xmas) but I forgot....

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G clamp? Haven't seen these before but then I haven't been looking.

Yes, tie-down kit was on my list of 'must-gets' (in fact it was also on my list for Xmas) but I forgot....
G clamp, various sizes available.
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Do you think that would hold if the awning was bucking a bit - as it can do even with fairly light winds?
Absolutely . i seldom use tie down straps, in light winds I always tie my 11 ltr spare water carrier ( full of course) tight to one of the legs with a bungie chord and a full watering can to the other. If that starts looking 'dodgy' it's time to wind it in.
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