Broken patio umbrella

Old 04-19-14, 02:22 PM
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Broken patio umbrella

Hi, I'm wondering if my patio umbrella frame is fixable. One of the ribs snapped off in the wind, but it broke right at the top, where the rib clips in and inserts into the spoke holder at the top of the umbrella. In the attached photo, the blue circle indicates an intact rib, whereas the two red circles show where the break is - these two pieces should be attached, just as in the adjacent rib.

Can this be repaired or replaced? Thanks
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Old 04-20-14, 07:08 AM
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Start shopping for a new umbrella. That's a custom plastic piece made by that manufacturer, probably in China, for that product. It's not the sort of piece you find in the hardware isle of your local big box store. If you're creative and have the tools you can fabricate a replacement or an alternate attachment for the rib but... it's much easier to buy a new umbrella.

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