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    Default Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Hey everyone.

    Has anyone made arches from 1 inch SharkBite PEX? I would’ve interested in hearing how it went, materials used, and your impressions of how it came out.

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Yup, that's what I used:



    Pretty simple, straight-forward. I sealed each end with a 1" cap that I had drilled a cable-gland into, keeping the whole thing waterproof.

    I did use strips in mine.
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    I made my arches from 1" Pex with bullet nodes inside. It was a little tight. I used a fish tape and then pulled them thru. My old arches were 3/4" PEX and 30/10 strip which I wouldn't recommend... That was tight..

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    Strips in mine too. Worked well but not entirely sure it was Sharkbite brand No need to pay for fancy schmancy 2" if you ask me.

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    all things being equal, pixel strip and mounting hardware, the mcmaster carr 2" stuff vs. the home depot shark bite is at least twice as much maybe a little more when you factor in shipping. so depending on how many you are doing, its 2 for the price of 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Yup, that's what I used:



    Pretty simple, straight-forward. I sealed each end with a 1" cap that I had drilled a cable-gland into, keeping the whole thing waterproof.

    I did use strips in mine.
    @bwinter not to hijack the thread, but what did you use to make your spiral trees? I really like the way they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jguenther View Post
    @bwinter not to hijack the thread, but what did you use to make your spiral trees? I really like the way they look.
    Just used the ones you can get at Home Depot, then added bullet nodes.

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    Default Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    So did any of you have to do anything special to get the PEX to hold the arch shape (like heating it, etc.) or did you just have to secure the ends with a bottom cross bracket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoyon View Post
    So did any of you have to do anything special to get the PEX to hold the arch shape (like heating it, etc.) or did you just have to secure the ends with a bottom cross bracket?
    Nothing special. Just a simple cross-bracket at the bottom. Easily the simplest and most effective prop I have

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    I played with 3/4" Apollo brand and they wanted to bend sideways. How do you get them to stay upright? I loved the way dumb RGB's looked in them and wanted to progress to pixel strips, but with the bending am not sure. I also bought the 1" to use as well. (Lowes in North Florida marked the stuff down over 1/2 price back in the fall when changing brands). Any help would be appreciated as also had plans to use at our church's Christmas program. Thanks

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