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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    I think he was referring to the spiral tree link that was broken.

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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    Here is the link
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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    Quote Originally Posted by txag2008 View Post
    Here is the link
    I'm designing my Mega tree based on this design, except I'm doing a 180 degree mega tree (half) with 16 strands. I'm currently mounting my pixels onto 3/4 electrical conduit. I was wondering how you made your base of your tree. It looks like your using T elbows to connect the pvc pipe. Did you use a heat gun to bend and connect the base? I'm thinking of maybe using some 3/4 liquid conduit as my base since its very flexible. Was wondering if anyone here has tried using it with their mega tree? I'm a little worried about the tree being top heavy and also one half my base will not be used this year, but I'm planning on using a lot of anchors and possibly center blocks to weight it down. Any thoughts or concerns on this idea? Thanks!
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    im building my mega tree right as i am typing....i built a 5 foot diameter base the tree will be about 9-10 feet tall depending on actual string length minus the deduction of the hypotenuse of the angle take up.....anyways i am using a 2" middle support PVc and my circular base is 3/4" pvc circled through a cross type shape made from 1" PVC joind together at the middle with a 4 way water type pvc connector....at the bottom of my 2" pvc center post i will have a 2" connector to a 3/4" female thread flat joint this will rest on the top of the cross...i will then drill a 1"OD diameter whole to shove a 2" long piece of threaded 3/4 chase nipple with locknuts and washers on the bottom side of the cross....at the bottom of the 2" long chase nipple i will put a rigid coupling and the get a longer piece of rigid pipe to insert in a 1 1/4 sleeve i inserted in the ground..all this is removable....tree topper will be 16 hole ready for zip ties
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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    We did use a two tee's at the bottom of the base. We made 2 half circle's with our 3/4" PVC. To make this bend we did you a torch to heat up the PVC and allow it to bend a little better.
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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have the instructions or active link for building this PVC Mega Tree? I have a couple that I love and would like to keep the PDF file in my files.
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    Default Re: 10' PVC free standing mega tree construction

    NONE of these links work

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    Quote Originally Posted by houstad View Post
    NONE of these links work
    Yes, I was hoping someone had saved the PDF that was linked and would be willing to share.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    Yes, I was hoping someone had saved the PDF that was linked and would be willing to share.
    Well, after looking more throughly in my various file folders I found my copy of these instructions, see attached.

    I have had some issues with the PVC fitting breaking and I am going to rebuild the support framework using fittings from https://formufit.com/ instead. They may be more expensive than plumbing fittings, but they are supposed to be 5X stronger and UV stabilized as well.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless

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