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    Hi:
    How about using Dirknerkles way except put a cable strain relief in the loop?

    See "rjchu" picture #2 for what I'm suggesting.
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    Mine tree lines get secured with a loop at the top with a snap clip, and are 600 light strings (48 bundles 50 ft long) - I used a wire rope/pulley/winch system to lift the lights from the ground to the top to light the tree. Benefit is that I can take the lights down for storms. Strands are zip tied evey 8" with winch I do have to leave a little slack otherwise I can tear the sets apart (which I have done)

    The led mega tree (some year) will be redone with rgbw c7 LEDs and a 1/16 steel cable core.

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    OK, thanks for all of the input guys. Here is how I have decided to do it.....

    I made the topper(s) with holes in them. I will be using 1/16" wire rope as the tension line to zip tie the light strings to. I will attach the wire rope with S-hooks to the top plates. Small turnbuckles on the bottom will keep the tension on the lines.
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    Great craftsmanship, Wayne. The welds are beautiful -- but not surprizing for a person who works in the car racing world!

    Looks like a fabulous topper and a great concept!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    Great craftsmanship, Wayne. The welds are beautiful -- but not surprizing for a person who works in the car racing world!

    Looks like a fabulous topper and a great concept!
    Quite simply stated... "What he said".. Nice job...

    Jerry in Louisiana

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    I got some more done today, I thought I would share. I painted all of the Mega Tree parts today, the top plate, mid plate, and all of the guy wire stakes I made.
    The PVC unit is the base I made. The plan is to put it in the ground with concrete to support the weight of the tree. It also allows the cap to be used when not in use.
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