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    Default Window frames

    I've made window frames out of PVC for all my windows but am struggling with this window. I use J channel to hang it but unless I can figure out a way to connect that angle up top I'm lost. I need some form of a bendable connector. Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Window frames

    Maybe gentle application of a ton of heat and bend it? It doesn't need to pass wires internally. Actually with the 90 on there, you only need a small bend so easy peasy.

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    Insert the pipe into the 90 elbow and using a heat gun, heat the PVC and bend it to the desired angle. Of course I think I would start at the left side, doing the same thing, as it is a greater angle, then as you bend the pipe down from the right you can connected it into the left side to hold the angle.
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    Default Re: Window frames

    Duct tape and paint it white, or use athletic tape. People are looking at the lights, not how perfect your frames are. They do have some bendy pvc connectors, but I donít know if they can bend like you need.

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    Just flatten the ends of the 2 pieces of PVC pipe and screw them together for the one on the left side.
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    Default Re: Window frames

    heat up sand in the oven, cap one end of the pvc and fill the pvc with the heated sand. Give it a few minutes and the pvc will bend any way you want.

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    Default Re: Window frames

    Just curious, you said you were using J-channel to hang them, have you considered using the J-channel to hold the pixels instead? I think it would be easier to cut to shape and you might be able to use Velcro strips to hold them in place since that looks like it might be hard to get in there properly with a drill.

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    Default Re: Window frames

    I had great luck last year just using my heat gun on PVC to bend pieces I needed.

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    Default Re: Window frames

    without seeing the rest of the windows, the other frames look square. Would it look uniform to leave the top triangle out?
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    I was thinking the same thing. Even from a sequencing point of view it would look more uniform having them all the same shape.

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