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Dryer Vent Arches!

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Has anyone covered your arches in white flex dryer hose? I heard it looks brighter and has a better effect! I have seen pictures, but not videos. Does anyone have a recent pictures and videos I can see? I was thinking about trying it for this year.

Ray

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I just found my answer. I saw it on Plant Christmas's, forum. Whats everyone's opinion on this? Here is a video I found. I think I'm going to try this, this year.

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I would wonder if the hose would become brittle in freezing temps. Maybe this has been discussed elsewhere but figured I would throw it out there.

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Its definitely two different looks...one more "solid" light...I'm kinda' on the fence at first look..

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Might protect the lightstrings a bit from elements...hmmm...:cool:

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if you are using LED's for the arches then kinda cool effect but wonder about cold temps and the heat from incandescent?

the dryer duct does give a "smoother" flow of light.

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My vote would be the white dryer vent. Cold isn't an issue here in Texas, heat isn't an issue with LEDs, and it would be a little more protection from the rain.

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I agree with the White Dryer Vent tube votes...

much softer look...

definitely going to try that this year...

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like the white dryer vent also, makes for a softer more flowing glow.

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caniac wrote:

like the white dryer vent also, makes for a softer more flowing glow.

I like that..a "flowing glow"... lol

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jimswinder wrote:

caniac wrote:
like the white dryer vent also, makes for a softer more flowing glow.

I like that..a "flowing glow"... lol
looks more "fluid"?

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caniac wrote:

jimswinder wrote:
caniac wrote:
like the white dryer vent also, makes for a softer more flowing glow.

I like that..a "flowing glow"... lol
looks more "fluid"?

so a "flowing glow of fluid"?

or a "glowing flow of fluid"?

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jimswinder wrote:

caniac wrote:
jimswinder wrote:
caniac wrote:
like the white dryer vent also, makes for a softer more flowing glow.

I like that..a "flowing glow"... lol
looks more "fluid"?

so a "flowing glow of fluid"?

or a "glowing flow of fluid"?
a "white glowing flow of fluid" at that!

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I would think that paint would keep the lights from showing through the dryer vent but yours look great. What kind of paint did you use to paint them with? Did you use all clear lights in the arches?

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I also like the vent pipe. I use incandescents on my arches and you can see the gaps between each of the bulbs. Also each of my arches has 1200 lights and is almost too bright. I am gonna use the vent this year. Thanks.

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I really like the dryer vent over the arch. I am using CCR this year and may try it. My big concern is if the lint will cause any issues.I may have to disconnect it from the dryer.

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texascop wrote:

My big concern is if the lint will cause any issues.
I may have to disconnect it from the dryer.

LOL... :shock:

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I attempted this last year using my CCR arches. I bought 2 50' lengths of 4" white dryer vent online (I don't remember who it was at this time). The problem was that the vendor/supplier drew an orange permanent marker mark at 1 foot increments along the entire length (easier to measure?). Those orange marks were not removable, and they were very noticable. I ended up going with uncovered arches.

Here's a link to one of the videos of those arches (hope it's correct - I can't see it here at work):

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blbeattie wrote:

I attempted this last year using my CCR arches. I bought 2 50' lengths of 4" white dryer vent online (I don't remember who it was at this time). The problem was that the vendor/supplier drew an orange permanent marker mark at 1 foot increments along the entire length (easier to measure?). Those orange marks were not removable, and they were very noticable. I ended up going with uncovered arches.

Here's a link to one of the videos of those arches (hope it's correct - I can't see it here at work):
http://www.vimeo.com/18370536

NICE JOB ON THE WHOLE DISPLAY!!

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