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Old 06-27-2021, 12:45 AM   #1
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Been having alot of rain lately but noticed today one end of awning was sagging real bad. Got to checking it out and there is water in the fabric, with it sagging that bad can't roll it up even. It is electric awning, any way to get the water out of there ? Thank you in advance
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Been having alot of rain lately but noticed today one end of awning was sagging real bad. Got to checking it out and there is water in the fabric, with it sagging that bad can't roll it up even. It is electric awning, any way to get the water out of there ? Thank you in advance
“IN” the fabric?? Or do you simply mean “on” the fabric which has created a ‘pocket’ of sagging?

If the latter, on an electric awning… simply walk up to one of the arms, and pull it down along the rail. That side of the awning will dip, and spill the water out.

(Be prepared to get wet!)
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Old 06-27-2021, 12:41 PM   #3
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Common practice is to “tilt” one side of your awning so the water runs off.
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In the fabric, never seen this before
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In the fabric, never seen this before
Yeah, me neither, and can’t really visualize how it’s possible. I mean, it should only be a few millimeters thick.

But ok… if it’s “in” the fabric as you say, that means it has to be at least 2-ply. So on the underside, I’d simply get up on a ladder and poke 1 or maybe 2 small holes in it (depending on size) with an ice pick to allow it to drain. You don’t want to use a knife, or make a slit… as that has the potential to rip further with time. But a ‘rounded’ object like an ice pick should make a round hole, and shouldn’t tear further.
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Good advice, I did that, put 2 small holes in and it drained for a long time. Not sure how it got in there, we have had alot of heavy rain lately. I am thinking either there is a small hole that I can't see on the top side or it is leaking around the stitching. Thanks for the reply
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Good advice, I did that, put 2 small holes in and it drained for a long time. Not sure how it got in there, we have had alot of heavy rain lately. I am thinking either there is a small hole that I can't see on the top side or it is leaking around the stitching. Thanks for the reply
if the material is rolled under on the awning it is possible to be rolled up in the wrong direction. the material on the awning should come over the top to allow the water to run off and not get trapped.
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It is rolled correctly, thnx for the reply
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Finally figured out how water got between the layers of the awning. Got up on a ladder and found a tear in the top layer and you couldn't see it from the ground. Gonna order new awning fabric. Seems there are a few different types of fabric. Maybe some of you have had experiences with all. Hoping to hear your opinions. Thanks
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