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    Default Another use for RBLs

    I was only able to get ahold of a couple of RBLs over Christmas last year. But I came up with another way to use them. RBCs - Really Big Candles

    Parts list per candle:

    - An RBL,
    - 4" PVC pipe that is 36" long
    - 4" PVC cap
    - Large serving bowl from Dollar Tree
    - Bag of cement
    - Left over J-Hook

    -Drill a hole to in the PVC cap to accommodate the J-hook. Put the hook in the cap so the hook sticks out the top, and bolt it down.
    -Using a hot glue gun, glue the cap, open side down, to the bottom of the bowl. So the hook is in the sticking out in the bowl.
    -Mix up the cement and fill the bowl, I used two bowls together to support the weight of the cement. Let the cement set up.
    -Once cement is set, un-mold from bowl. You should now have a half round with the PVC cap embedded in the top.
    -Insert 36" PVC pipe and put RBL on top. I used two screws through PVC and into RBL to hold the RBL in place.
    -Near the bottom of the PVC pipe I plan on making a hole large enough to allow Pixel cable to go in.
    -Will cut a 10' Pixel extension cable in half to give me input and output connections.
    -RBL has been retro-fitted with 6 pixel insert.
    -Will then paint the PVC pipe Christmas Red with spray paint
    -Apply white vinyl "candle drips" to top of PVC to complete the look
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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Cool! We really need to see them lit though.
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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    I look forward to seeing the finished product. And I too would like to see one lit !

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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Really nice idea.
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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh65 View Post
    -Will then paint the PVC pipe Christmas Red with spray paint
    I did something similar, except instead of painting, I wrapped a strip of red duct tape around the PVC to give it a peppermint look.

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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Pictures of the finished candles, painted and lit.
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    O u t s t a n d i n g !
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh65 View Post
    pictures of the finished candles, painted and lit.

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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Wow! They turned out really nice!
    Chris
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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    So now, can I order my set (10) in a specific size?

    Really good stuff here. Very well done!!!
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    Default Re: Another use for RBLs

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh65 View Post
    Pictures of the finished candles, painted and lit.

    Ho. Lee. Smokes.

    This needs to dot every lawnscape the same way singing Christmas trees do. I could totally throw pixels up the candle and make it look like one of those barber-shop things. These things need to line stuff, like pathways. Like 12 of them.

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