Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums

Arch Stands


rodman1369

Recommended Posts

I had seen those and was thinking of making me some...let us know how they work out!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am a little confused what purpose these serve. I could see if the base plates where bigger providing plenty of stability and weight on their own to hold the arch down so you don't have to drive stakes into the ground. However, these plates look too small to do that--appears they even provide holes to drive stakes through them into the ground, which kinda defeats the purpose. Now if mounting these on concrete or on a roof/porch, then they make plenty of sense to me. Just my thoughts...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

rodman1369 wrote:

Just got these Arch Plates from http://store.3glightingcreations.com/products/Arch-Plates.html

Heavy duty, well built...now gotta build me some Arches! :D


I'm confused, so let me get this right. you bought some plate to connect your pvc to. but you have to secure the plates with rods to hold the shape of your arch? cause your pvc will want to straighten out, and the plates just sit on the ground. why not just use the rods and get rid of the plates.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

For me...my first thought if that my arches can be more portable and to not have to drive rebar two ft into ground and THEN trying to get them OUT! I plan on having my arches and other elements available for viewing in my backyard all year...and moving ouy front for holidays. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I looked at these and have considered them, nice idea as far as an easy way to have a consistent angle for the rebar...

Where I live, the soil is real light sugar sand type stuff...pain in the a** to be putting rebar into the ground..so one thought is, you put some small weights (bricks, etc) on the plates, and don't have to worry about that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

but you'd have to put enough weight on them to resist the natural tendancy of the pvc to straighten out.. would have to be a LOT of bricks..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

rodman1369 wrote:

...rebar two ft into ground and THEN trying to get them OUT! .

A great tip on this (for your or others) is to clamp vice-grips onto the rebar and rotate the rebar a few times and it pulls right out (and you even have the vice grips still attached to use as a handle to pull up on). I always had to wait until spring thaw to get my rebar out of the ground (and even then struggled) until I learned of this tip. Now I can pull the rebar right out even while the ground is still frozen.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

TJ Hvasta wrote:

but you'd have to put enough weight on them to resist the natural tendancy of the pvc to straighten out.. would have to be a LOT of bricks..

and we already know you are already a few bricks short of a load Don...
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have found the arch brackets to be invaluable for my arches since they sit on my driveway and are held steady by concrete blocks...I sunk some female-female "couplers" in the concrete, and the arch brackets have two holes to allow them to be fastened to the blocks with bolts that connect to the couplers....

Not all arches go in the grass :D

Randy

Attached files 249842=13558-Arch.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TJ Hvasta wrote:

but you'd have to put enough weight on them to resist the natural tendancy of the pvc to straighten out.. would have to be a LOT of bricks..


The have cable holes to hold them together!

Here he is using rope in the example on the website
Arch_Plates_019__54147_zoom.jpg


Attached files 249843=13559-Arch Stands.JPG
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I bought a set of these from someone over on PC at least 5 years ago, and they have been invaluable for setting up my arches near the street for those same 5+ years.

Contrary to some comments, they don't need any bricks or other things to hold them down. I do use them with the yard stakes and once they are set, they don't move. I have 9 arches in a row - they only go about 3 ft tall, and form a border to keep folks from driving on the grass and provide a nice effect away from the house.

Mark

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...