Model D cover for vertical storage?

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Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by Lchrzan31 » August 30th, 2020, 3:39 pm

My new rower arrives this week! I plan to store it in 2 pieces vertically. I hesitated to get the Concept 2 cover since it’s tailored for storing horizontally. Can anyone suggest a cover that works well for storing vertically ? I know an old sheet will work in the meantime but I would like something that looks halfway decent since it will be in my bedroom.

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Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by Ombrax » August 31st, 2020, 12:22 am

Are you sure you want to cover the whole thing?

The only thing I cover on my C, if it's going to be idle for a very long time, is the fan cage, to keep the dust out. Everything else can be wiped down in a few minutes, and you're good to go.

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Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by Lchrzan31 » September 1st, 2020, 12:33 am

Yes I’ll want to cover it. After a week with my slider door open the blinds are covered in black dust/pollution. My rower will be in front of this slider that is open 90% of the year.

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Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by mict450 » September 1st, 2020, 1:32 am

If you use the C2 cover, you'll have to store it in one piece vertically. I'd be more worried what that amount of black dust would do to your lungs. Perhaps using a dust mask when erging would be wise.
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Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by Lchrzan31 » September 12th, 2020, 2:49 am

I’m surprised no one else has replied. For now I’m using a large piece of fabric to cover the two halves

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Re: Model D cover for vertical storage?

Post by Ripples » September 15th, 2020, 6:03 pm

I keep my model D in two pieces as well, but I store the fan unit horizontally and cover it with a picnic type tablecloth, plastic on the outside and fabric inside. I think it gives more dust protection than a fabric sheet. The rail is standing next to a bookshelf. Sounds like you live in a city if soot is getting through your slider screen.

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