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Old 11-10-2009, 04:10
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Ok sorry for being dumb but how do you get gridwall to stand up? Is there a stand or something for the bottom? Most of my shows are outdoor so I need something stable. I also need something that is fairly light weight and easy to set up lol

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:36
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Your not being dumb at all! Yes you can buy stands for them, all sorts of different ones. Some will just take one gridwall and are basically a pair of legs. they are fairly stable. Or you can get triangle base to put three gridwalls together. Or you can longer ones to make a wall of gridwall with an end going the other way on each end, called a gondala (if that makes any sense)

However I have found through trial and expensive error that if you are putting more than two gridwalls together they will free stand. You need joining clips (which are quite cheap) and then just join them together, the triangle shape is very stable. Or you can do a gondala. I then just use tent pegs around the bottom on both sides so if winds do blow they will wobble but not go straight over. In very windy conditions you can add guy ropes as well.

Or... the other thing I do more often then the above is hang them straight of the frame of my stall. However they are fairly heavy so you can only do this if your frame is very strong. Mine is a market stall so is fine for this. I then use big metal S hooks to hang them. Occassionaly extra market clips to secure in the middle to stop them moving.

Anyway hope this helps, have a look at this site for ideas of how bases, joining clips work, it might be clearer! www.uni-shopfitting.com and go to online shop and look under gridwall.

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Do you have a tent? Zip tie them to the tent!
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I don't use joining clips or zip ties, We use the heavy duty velcro straps. I also do my grids at a slight angle back and forth. They are secured to the tent. Nothing moves even in the wind. I also will put 2 of the side walls down if it's breezey to keep the bows from flying off the pegs. I just did a show this weekend that was indoors and had to do a deeper angle but they didn't move, they were in an "L" shape.
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i found that if you don't use the zip ties, and use the velcro closure, sometimes if the ground is uneven or heavy load the grids will collapse forward. it happened to us twice, so now to be safe we use the heavy duty zip ties. you can also make them stand up by doing a T shape, saves you grids.
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I use the zip ties too. I haven't had a problem at all. One problem I did have is that if I didn't use something behind it, that my neighbor would use my gridwall to hang stuff on their side!

I have a pic on my flickr account of a booth from a few years ago in my scrapbooking page kit days.

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:34
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I use the zip ties too. I haven't had a problem at all. One problem I did have is that if I didn't use something behind it, that my neighbor would use my gridwall to hang stuff on their side!

I have a pic on my flickr account of a booth from a few years ago in my scrapbooking page kit days.

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Did your neighbor ask you first? It seems a little nervy to me.

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I use the zip ties too. I haven't had a problem at all. One problem I did have is that if I didn't use something behind it, that my neighbor would use my gridwall to hang stuff on their side!

I have a pic on my flickr account of a booth from a few years ago in my scrapbooking page kit days.

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I'd be like what the heck? lol
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:40
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Ok sorry for being dumb but how do you get gridwall to stand up? Is there a stand or something for the bottom? Most of my shows are outdoor so I need something stable. I also need something that is fairly light weight and easy to set up lol

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If you are looking for something light weight grid walls are not the answer I love my grids and wouldn't trade them for anything. I've seen people use cork board. It's lightweight.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:42
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I have a stupid question. Where do you get your gridwalls?
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