Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums

Learn from my mistake


Recommended Posts

Made the old 12 strand CCR tree out of an old tv tower, figured 1/2 inch conduit would work to strap the ribbons to to keep them straight. 2 10ft sections with a connector in the middle. Had a plywood 3 ft by 3 ft star on top....real solid....too solid...had 70 mile an hour winds the other night. It took the plywood star and twisted the entire unit i heard the first 2 snap and just made it out to watch a third snap. Luckily the wife( who wasn't to happy at me for waking her up at 1am) and i got the other 9 down before they broke. Thought the 3 were pooched, but after testing they are alright... 15 below celcius and the were bent in every direction, the ribbons are tough. Needless to say this time i used rope and no plywood star, gives the ribbon some flex and wind can rip on through. Getting good at putting up the tree ....merry christmas everyone

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • The topic was locked
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...