Pole Pegging

Instructions for tipi pole pegging.

Why peg poles?

Why peg poles?
In windy locations tripod poles can be pegged to dramatically increase the stability of a tipi. Tipis over 24 feet in diameter should always have the tripod poles pegged. This tipi tattered to pieces in storm force winds but did not topple or blow down thanks to Widgets and pole pegging.

Drilling Tipi Poles

Drilling Tipi Poles
Drill a 1/2" hole through the pole starting 4" from the ground. The drill should exit the pole 2" from the ground.

Pegs

Pegs
Rebar pegs may be used. Pegs should be 3/8" or #10 rebar up to 30" long. A hook should be formed on one end. The peg should be a snug fit in the drilled hole.

Assembly

The peg should be driven until flush with the pole. The hook on the peg should be turned to allow peg removal.

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