Keep Rain Off the Top
A trash can on top of a makeshift mast helps create a temporary roof.
When you need to tarp a job, a mast in the middle helps the temporary roof to drain and prevents ponding. My improvement is a large heavy-duty trash can on top of the mast. The large, flat area of the trash-can bottom, with its rounded edges, keeps the tarp from chafing and tearing. It works like a champ.
—Michael Patterson, Gaithersburg, Md.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #294