Re: Best design for Arches?
Arches are really a personal preference. There are many varriations. I went the starndard 3/4" schedule 40 single pipe with 7 sections as I like a section at the top of the arch. This requires an odd number. After leaving 6" on each end, it makes the segments about 15" each. This was perfect for the length of the 100 count strings I used. Wrapping tight the covered the 15". They are self standing using rebar. No additions tie downs. For storage, the pipe lies flat on brackets above my garage doors (a space that was not used). After three years, my experience with failures is that a 50 count section will go out and not a whole 100 count string, I just fixed it in the field if prior years. This year, I had a space and just removed the failed arch and replaced it. It is quick and easy to unplug and lift the pipe off the rebar. And yes each year there has been at least one 50 count failure. The high winds an d driving rain has worked a bulb out.
Originally Posted by brad2157
Good luck with your build
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