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    My PEX arches Arch 1.jpgArch 2.jpg
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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Check out this post too:

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    [QUOTE=stallionent;489762]My PEX arches

    Hey stallionent,

    I like the look of those.

    Some questions:

    What lengths did you use for the PEX and for the cross bars?

    Is that 1 in. PEX?

    What strips did you put inside? How did you anchor them?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdj6107 View Post
    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.
    That's not that bad at all seems like it was ALOT more expensive when I looked into it.

    Being a wooddorker I ripped a PT 2x4 into 2x2 and just drilled 1" inch holes and stuff the pex in. 1 smaller hole in center of arch to hold upright.

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Cross bar 1/2" metal conduit 51"
    1 in. PEX Length determined by LED strips and cross bar.
    Strips 30 LED/10 pixels I used 1/2 of a 16 ft - 6 in roll.
    Cross pcs. of conduit 24" (folds up against long cross bar, for storage).
    Held down withArch 3.jpg
    Last edited by stallionent; 01-25-2018 at 11:42 AM.

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zwiller View Post
    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.
    If you’re willing, how did you make your luminaries?


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    Quote Originally Posted by stallionent View Post
    Cross bar 1/2" metal conduit 51"
    1 in. PEX Length determined by LED strips and cross bar.
    Strips 30 LED/10 pixels I used 1/2 of a 16 ft - 6 in roll.
    Cross pcs. of conduit 24" (folds up against long cross bar, for storage).
    Held down withArch 3.jpg
    Nice.

    And what are the black ends on the conduit and the PEX?

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Black ends are table leg protectors, available at Lowes and Home Depot

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Yep. 1" pex from Home Depot mounted in 2x3 lumber. Pixel strips. The male connector end from DIYledexpress fits through the pex.

    IMG_3488.jpg

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    Default Re: Arches made with 1 inch SharkBite PEX?

    Quote Originally Posted by stallionent View Post
    My PEX arches Arch 1.jpgArch 2.jpg
    Where are the power and data cables entering in? Through the table leg protectors? Or through the PEX? Hard to see on that last photo.

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