Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Base for Mini Trees

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Palm Bay, Florida
    Posts
    1,436
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Base for Mini Trees

    I had problems with the mini tree staying up right. I built a base out of 1/2 in. PVC
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by stallionent; 07-28-2016 at 11:11 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kennesaw, GA
    Posts
    926
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    I saw another post where loose but connected zip ties were put in some bottom holes and then a stake pushed in the ground. In my case I had them sitting on top of a short brick wall around some flower beds and luckily they never got blown over. This year I'm moving them out into the yard so that might change things on the wind hits them. I appreciate the idea.
    Last edited by jnealand; 07-28-2016 at 11:15 AM.
    Jim Nealand
    Kennesaw, Ga

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Palm Bay, Florida
    Posts
    1,436
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    Zip ties are on mine, two sides and front. Saddle tee is for snapping on my Arch cross bar, removable to insert free standing base.
    MiniTreeBase02.jpg
    Free standing: BaseFreeStanding.jpg
    Last edited by stallionent; 07-28-2016 at 11:16 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Palm Bay, Florida
    Posts
    1,436
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    High wind I will use these Wire hold downs.jpg

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Eagan, Mn.
    Posts
    4,073
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    I'm going to use a zip tie on each side and two stakes. I left the bottom two rows empty for snow.
    2009 - 48 channel MegaTree 4800 lights
    plus 3200 lights static display.
    2010 - 6 Snowflakes on heavy equipment stored in front yard :-(
    2011 - 72 channel Megatree 7520 lights,
    120 channel total about 10k lights total

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,048
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    That's why I got the 360 degree minis. They stay upright even in high winds without using any stakes.

    James

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Donbass, USSR
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Base for Mini Trees

    Hi all!
    Sorry for pore English.
    I have made mini tree 180 degree, 6 strands, 50 pixel/strand, 60 led/meter strip.
    Base made from PVC. As diffuser I want use corrugation tube from plumbing fixture store 4cm diameter.
    Some photos you can find in cloud folder: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/AHak/t7Zfezred
    Now I have troubles with lighting: some flickering and slow motion. And upside element has bad shadows. I will change strip configuration there.
    When I fix it (hope next week) - I'll upload video of complete project's look.
    May be it will be helpfull for somebody )
    Last edited by qawsed55; 11-25-2017 at 05:35 PM.

  8. Thanks Phil Spencer thanked for this post

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •