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27 1/2 Ok, it's Christmas eve, I ask my wife if she'd like to go look for a couple of chairs to add to the dining room set. We visit a local antique shop and what to my wondering eye should appear? These two cement candlesticks. Roughly 27 1/2 inches without the bulbs. Recently re-wired with new cords and sockets. There's a metal pipe up the center to run the wire. We found them to be unique and a once in a lifetime find.
Hi everyone, Mike here and new to this. Need some help with some questions but to get there here is where I started. Last year after many CAT problems in house we decided outside decorations were the way to go. But I didn’t want it to be tacky or gaudy. So with that in mind, went out and purchased a total of 3500 ice icicle lights for the gutters. Solid strings of red, blue led’s for the bushes. LED floods red and green for the limestone face of the house. A short 1’ tall by 18’ long plastic fence with old incandescent T5 lights and at the end of that 8 2’ tall candy canes. At the south end of the lot (it is 700 feet wide by 75 feet deep) 14 trees were wrapped in various colors of rope light, white, red, green. Looked nice but wanted more. In addition this year for 2016 I have created 3 singing Christmas trees that will be controlled by 2 light-o-rama controllers, with the music provided by my choir. So this year it for 2016 it started in March, was at a rummage sale and found 3 old wire frame deer for a grand total of $3.00 Took them home, removed the old wiring, cleaned up the rust and painted the fames and put new LED lights on them. Yes one of them is Rudolph with a bright Red nose. These will go in the middle of the yard this year, with hopes of find 4-8 more of them to redo. The other new thing going up this year is a nativity. I began 7 weeks ago, purchased ¾ PVC and framed out a manger, using the pvc and amber and green lights it will stand 8’ tall and 12’ wide. In there of course will be the wire frames. However these are not conventional ¼ steel frames, I am using 1/8 hanger rod that is used in the construction industry to hang drop ceilings and drywall. I you picture the old style Lionel train track, but on a 1/4” scale this is how I am building my figures, once done the lights do not pass through the track but the wiring does. It is very easy to work with and after making a 4x8 adjustable jig out of particle board and laying out a sheet of peg board and transferring the holes to the particle board and using wooden dowels for the pattern in the board it has worked wonderfully. Already have Life size Mary, Joseph, Jesus, lamb, Star, Shepherd and angel made in 4 weeks time. HERE IS THE QUESTION: I do not want to dig a hole in the front yard to elevate the angel. Has anyone had any experience with using a 5 gallon bucket with cement and a sleeve for the 1 ½ pipe to fit in? The bucket would sit on a 2x2 nice oak pallet with ½ marine plywood on it and it would be leveled out. The wire frame with everything on it will weigh about 10 lbs. The plan is to elevate the angel 10-15 in the air. Do you think guide wires will be needed? The bucket will be hidden behind a bail of hay. Looking forward to your comments and Ideas. Mike