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    Default Re: Quick and easy lighted candy canes

    Quote Originally Posted by wilmar View Post
    Lights need to be super bright type the foggy or duller ones donít work as good.


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    Have you considered using PEX (also available at HomeDepot) instead of PVC?

    Iíve been really happy with the color-transparency (rendering?) of the PEX tubing. Iíve noticed that the PEX tubing is also pretty formable, just by running hot water through it.

    I use 1Ē PEX for my arches and 1/2Ē for my icicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwinter View Post
    Have you considered using PEX (also available at HomeDepot) instead of PVC?

    Iíve been really happy with the color-transparency (rendering?) of the PEX tubing. Iíve noticed that the PEX tubing is also pretty formable, just by running hot water through it.

    I use 1Ē PEX for my arches and 1/2Ē for my icicles.
    Yes but for a large candy cane I wanted something solid that wonít bend or break or get crushed in storage. I made them originally or day time Decor . When I was setting up Halloween I found some extra lights and thought Iíd try it and it looked good at night too so thought Iíd share .


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilmar View Post
    Plan is in the ground ground ... working on trying a few diff options Iíll post what works best soon as I get it right .
    For something like that, I use electric fence poles. https://www.ruralking.com/electric-f...und-5-16-24900. It is only about $1.00 each when you by a bundle of 25. I simply drive it so the spade is just into the ground and that gives me about 36" inside the PVC.

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    I have 3 several candy cane fans made of store bought candy canes that I am considering reworking. They were slammed together quickly with zipties and coroplast base and they are flimsy

    Several comments so far:
    I like the way yours look and the fact that you can make as many as you want.
    I need to test the translucency of PVC.
    I like the plywood jig. It took me several closer looks to identify that it was 2 sheets of plywood stacked up. The wood grain lined up so it was difficult to make out the layers.
    I need to test the formability of PEX. I know it is translucent, but will it hold a bend after heating and cooling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry-Rigs View Post
    I have 3 several candy cane fans made of store bought candy canes that I am considering reworking. They were slammed together quickly with zipties and coroplast base and they are flimsy

    Several comments so far:
    I like the way yours look and the fact that you can make as many as you want.
    I need to test the translucency of PVC.
    I like the plywood jig. It took me several closer looks to identify that it was 2 sheets of plywood stacked up. The wood grain lined up so it was difficult to make out the layers.
    I need to test the formability of PEX. I know it is translucent, but will it hold a bend after heating and cooling?
    Pvc Iíve tested will need thin wall some work some donít trial and error


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