I wanted a cheap solution to roofing my goat kennel, and since I had a lot of conduit left over from my geo-dome experiments and I have been thinking of roofing solutions using ferrocement, I decided to try using EMT conduit connectors to make a conduit tarp shelter.
This EMT conduit tarp shelter is simple, inexpensive, and easily put up in an afternoon.
I ordered about $60 dollars of connectors to fit together some EMT conduit, that and some rope, zip ties, and some tarp made a fairly decent shelter.
The connectors made this project go together much easier than it could have been. It also made the project very strong.
I feel this is pretty strong, and using the connectors with shorter runs of pipe (3 feet or so instead of the 5 and 8 feet runs) with welded wire attached similar to how I did my Doomsday prepper dome (without a tv producer wanting me to make it ugly so it looks like a “rock”).
This setup can make a pretty cheap roof for a shed. Especially If you use cloth and latex cement instead of a tarp.
I guess I need to add that project to my list.
We have used this for about 6 months and have had several heavy storms, including snow and it is working well. My goats are happy under the shelter.