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    Default PVC Arch.




    Super simple, Super cheap.. Only other thing i could do is upgrade pixels. 3 pixels per still looks ok. I love the light dispersion from the pvc.




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    Default Re: PVC Arch.

    I'm curious on the PVC size, schedule, how you shaped it without it kinking, etc....

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    I have used the "sharkbite" tubing because it is readily available at my local HD. I, too, really like the diffused look. I have used 30 LEDs/m strips in there and they pull thru quite nicely. I am not 100%, but I think the tubing is 3/4". It comes in 50' rolls, so kinking it is not a problem at all!! It wants to keep its rolled shape.

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    These are 3/4 pex sticks white. I used a heat gun and slowly formed it in the arch shape. I was going to try hot water to soften but there is a fine line when heating. Too hot it kinks not hot enough it stays the same.


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    my sharkbite, 1 inch, arches, bends with no heat
    Arch 001.jpg

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    Default Re: PVC Arch.

    Same here, no heat. Just hand bent to shape.

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    Default Re: PVC Arch.

    Most places you can just lay it the sun for a little bit to help but if you're using 8-10' you shouldn't need to do anything

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    Default Re: PVC Arch.

    What did you use for the base to keep these in place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteyMoon View Post
    What did you use for the base to keep these in place?
    Who are you asking?

    If me, I used 18" pieces of suspended ceiling hangar wire bent into a u. Two per leg, one close to the arch, one out at the end of the leg. You can get the wire at home depot $17 for a bundle of 50 6' pieces.

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    I used these Arch 3.jpg

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