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    Very impressive. I am constantly amazed at the dedication and work that folks here at DIYC go through.
    Nice problem solver, that anti-turn device, too.
    That tree's gonna be a blast to light up!
    i can quit this addictive hobby anytime after the next project

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    wow very nice.
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    Very well thought-out, and excellent engineering craftsmanship. It ought to provide for a very successful megatree!
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    Really great design. I really like how the tree topper can be lowered for inspection/repair with little hassle as it's attached to the pulley system.
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    Default Re: Newbie first maga tree build for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by homegrowncorals View Post
    Here are a few more photos, of the way i am mounting the control box to the pole, stakes and guide wires.





    The stakes is 20" re-bar with a cut chain link welded on to make a hook.



    The support lines/guild lines are 22/4 stranded wire ( like phone wire ) with a dowel on it to use as a tensioner like a tent rope. this with stood 2 good nor-east storms on the first full size mock up i done and the pole didn't wiggle.

    yes very nice set up but being a newbie my self some things i noticed rebar guy wire anchors sence thay are out side the tree i hope you plan on installing some of the caps on them id hate to see some fellow carolinians inpalled on them in the dark or is your yard fenced in?the guy cable tenisiors do you plan on checking them every day i used turn buckles on mine and thay losened up yes my tree fell twice it wont this year what type of pipe did you use for the trunk of the tree i tryed chainlink top rail IT DID NOT WORK wall thickness was not thick enuff.i had a 20 foot tree with guy wires at the 10 and fifteen foot levels and it still fell not trying to be a know it all just saying

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    Very Nice design. I love that the topper can be taken down without taking the pole down.
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    wow it's looking great!

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