found another online source for canopy fittingshttp://www.canopymart.com/
recommend watching the "videos".... 0.0
their pricing is ok, but the real reason i mention them is cause the have an actual retail location. avoid shipping costs here:http://canopykits.com/
they are located in Paramount, CA.
0° straight connectors (x4), "T" connectors (x2) will be bought tonight at the canopy kits retail location.
10' emt conduit (x7), 90° right angle corners (x2), 8" ball bungees (x50), pipe cutter (x1) all on order. will be picked up saturday morning.
i'll spend the afternoon assembling the frame, mounting the screen, and diggin up 2 18" holes in the yard. each hole will have a 17" piece of 1 1/4" PVC pipe set inside an 18" round concrete form. just enough of each PVC pipe will stick out above ground level so as to allow a cap to prevent water. this can be finished sunday.
saturday night however, THERE WILL BE MOVIES PLAYED OUTSIDE! once i have the frame set and the screen on it, i will mount 2 wall hooks onto the facia boards of our rear bedroom. then its a simple matter of hooking the frame unto the hooks!
then the tiedowns buts thats all secondary.