When you installed it, I argued that it needed 3 clamps on each leg, one at each end of the two legs and the third inside where the 2 legs meet at a 90 degree angle. that was how the previous gazebo was installed, which you took those clamps off the previous gazebo, and instead of installing the clamps the way I did it, you did it your way with only one clamp per leg instead of the 3 clamps per leg and put the other un-used clamps in a box. There was a reason for those clamps - to prevent what happened yesterday, but you did not listen, you did it your way - only installed one clamp on each leg.
You argued with me saying that you know what you are doing, and you were insulted that I did not accept what you did. I was in too much pain to go under the deck to install the other clamps that you left in the garage un-used.
As we sat out there during the summer, any wind caused it to rock back and forth, weakening the metal. I was upset because I was not able to go down there and fix it, and Lora was not able to do it, and was in too much pain throughout the summer to make calls to find someone to fix it.
We had a gust of wind on Saturday, and it snapped, and tore the joints where it was bending back and forth when it rocked throughout the summer, and now finally broke.
The pictures show all 4 parts of each leg, each only one part of each leg, the part which were clamped and bent upwards. The 90 degree angle balance of each leg was ripped off because it was not clamped.
Lora and I were sitting out there, and got up and went into the house a few minutes before it blew apart, we could have been seriously hurt if we were still there.
So, here again, you scolded me, saying that you know what you are doing, and here again, proven that you do not know what you are doing, and again, at my expense.
I also found that you bought the wrong sized wood for the St James house. Of some of the errors, one, the 7 1/2 inch wide boards were supposed to be 9 1/2 inches. Another, the long 2x12 you bought is 10 feet long, needs to be 16 feet to cover the 14 ft 7 1/2 inch span. That piece, has to be one piece, not 2 pieces, and there was no other board to complete the distance anyway.
So extremely disappointing, and a waste of money, as there were other things done wrong, done against what I said how it should be done. Not worth the conversation.