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Old 06-14-2014, 05:38 PM  
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My gazebo mentioned to keep the curtains closed right in the instructions. Much less air will get under.

Here's a new thought, but not a perfect solution. An anchor for a pool cover is drilled into the concrete with no problems. The good thing about them is that the anchor recedes into the hole when not being used and that covers the hole and prevents water damage. Problem is that they are designed for lateral strength - not the vertical lift that a tent might apply. But some variation on the theme seems like a good idea.

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Thanks for the advice! So I ended up letting him have his way. We used HEAVY concrete planters, filled with concrete and topped with river rock. Guessing around 150 pounds on each leg. It stormed the other day - Super storm winds and rain from every direction and hail... I ran out and closed the curtains on the gazebo. With the curtains closed it held. With the curtains open, I believe it would have moved.
All I got to say is, I will never leave the house and forget to zip up that gazebo. It won't be my fault if it moves.
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I'm glad you didn't drill the holes. Most of the tents on the market won't last long. And then next year you try a different design or manufacturer and the holes don't line up.

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And using 20 gallon containers filled with water would make the setup even more versatile.

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