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Without getting into the question of the walls of a canvas sukkah (see Shulchan Aruch OC 630:10), what are some easy and practical methods of making kosher walls in such a canvas sukkah? (We try the string method every year and it doesn't work out too well for us on many levels...)

  • Have you tried using horizontal poles instead of string? They're definitely stronger an more durable to the elements? – Dov Aug 17 at 7:50
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    It seems to me the very nature of this OP is "getting into the question of the walls of a canvas sukkah" – Josh K Aug 17 at 11:19
  • Do the horizontal poles need to be attached to the vertical poles? (i.e.can the halachic "walls" be free standing but next to the canvas?) – NJM Aug 17 at 16:20
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    This year I am planning to use this – mbloch Sep 25 at 3:13
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I used to use string, but I graduated to using mailing tape between the upright poles. After I build the frame and before I add the canvas, I put mailing tape around the outside of the sukkah in place of strings (with the sticky side facing in). For practical reasons, I also put a second layer of tape on the inside over the first one so that things don't get stuck on the tape.

The tape holds its integrity over Sukkos, and doesn't slip. It also can help with wind blowing the canvas. The whole thing takes less than ten minutes, and the tape is cheap at the post office.

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