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What do you use for a mega tree mast pole? Looking to make a 20 ft tree

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50 minutes ago, smithzone said:

 You may need to grind it out if it seems snug.   I used a rounded metal file connected to a sawzall to clean mine up.

I like that tip - although I'm not quite sure how to connect a round file to a sawzall...

 

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2 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

I like that tip - although I'm not quite sure how to connect a round file to a sawzall...

 

roflmao

I have a dremel with an extension on it.

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I've done similar with a round file chucked up in a drill, but the in and out motion of a sawzall would work far better than a rotary motion for the purpose.

 

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I use 1 1/2 rigid conduit from Lowes for our 20 foot mega tree, purchased the 20 ft kit from 3G http://store.3glightingcreations.com/20-foot-mega-tree-kit/ , they recommended 1 1/2 pipe.

 

I have one of the 1 1/4 inch pole pins that of course won't fit my 1 1/2 inch conduit so if anyone needs one holler at me IM. Dang thing is heavy so local pickup near Jacksonville Florida would be better.

 

Keith

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My neighbors and I got a heck of a few laughs in reading the reviews as well... But the icing on the cake is the people who bought this also bought section lol...

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17 hours ago, GriswoldStyle said:

My neighbors and I got a heck of a few laughs in reading the reviews as well... But the icing on the cake is the people who bought this also bought section lol...

OMG, I hadn't read the reviews!!!  :)

 

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On 6/20/2018 at 8:16 PM, GriswoldStyle said:

My neighbors and I got a heck of a few laughs in reading the reviews as well... But the icing on the cake is the people who bought this also bought section lol...

The reviews are hilarious!! ?

"We as many others on Amazon, used this for a vac-u-lock toy. Works great for that. I really have no idea what the original purpose is for." ? ?

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I use 1 1/2 in flag poles, I have two. I have concreted the sleeves into the ground. I attach the star to the top of them them attach a crank to the shaft and hoist the lights up, easier that trying to lift the pole and putting into the ground. I also use 3 guide wires to anchor it from swaying. Works great.  If a strand fails. I simply lower the crank, replace the strand and crank it back up.

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During my Lowe’s run the other day I found some 1 1/4 galvanized structural railing that is 10ft. The chain link top rail slides nicely inside this. With that I think I may be able to make a crank type telescoping pole. Also if I get worried about strength the galvanized 1 in structural railing slides nicely in the top rail. All sold by Lowe’s. 

Or we put in an actual flag pole. We been wanting to do that for some time. 

 

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2 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

During my Lowe’s run the other day I found some 1 1/4 galvanized structural railing that is 10ft. The chain link top rail slides nicely inside this. With that I think I may be able to make a crank type telescoping pole. Also if I get worried about strength the galvanized 1 in structural railing slides nicely in the top rail. All sold by Lowe’s. 

Or we put in an actual flag pole. We been wanting to do that for some time. 

 

Go to ebay and type in US Military camoflauge netting. They come with some really nice extremely HD aluminum poles. I paid $40 for the kit. Plenty of poles. Drilled holes in the couple end and put a bolt through to ensure they don't dome apart.

There have been too many failures using the fence top rail.

I think Mr. P told me about the net poles. They also come in a nice bag for storage. SHipping was about the same price as the kit.

JR

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4 hours ago, dibblejr said:

Go to ebay and type in US Military camoflauge netting. They come with some really nice extremely HD aluminum poles. I paid $40 for the kit. Plenty of poles. Drilled holes in the couple end and put a bolt through to ensure they don't dome apart.

There have been too many failures using the fence top rail.

I think Mr. P told me about the net poles. They also come in a nice bag for storage. SHipping was about the same price as the kit.

JR

The fence upper rail will be more of a guide not structural. Since you have the 1 in structural inside. It’s pretty cheap cost wise. 

I know the military grade netting system. By comparison. I think I am way better. I will do the math and get back. Just a note the military poles are not structural steel but a composite. So with my system by reinforcing with the 1 in should give me an advantage over the composite. Like I said the math once I do it will tell me the truth. But being in the military they weren’t that strong. Broke several. 

But with that being said you made me think that this is perfect for other systems I thought of.

that is why I like this place new or old ideas are shared that gets you thinking.....

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