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Tension when using sleeve method for assembling arches
Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:57 AM
John in Sterling, VA.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:01 AM
Only time you might have to worry about the PVC breaking is when you are bending it the first time. Not all PVC pipe you find is very "fresh". It does get a little brittle with age, and if it's been outside in the sun it can turn VERY brittle in just a year or so.
If your arch explodes and no one was jacking with it, and a segment baps someone in the head, you probably should go by a lotto ticket! Chances of hitting the big jackpot are FAAAARRRR higher than exploding arches hitting someone!
Light count? Wow... I can't imigine having the time to actually COUNT them!!!
Posted 10 November 2010 - 03:35 AM
John in Sterling, VA.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:05 AM
The sleeves cant go flying away as the cord would restrict it "leaving the premises". Like Jason said, if it happens, better go buy a Powerball ticket!!
Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:47 PM
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:32 PM
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Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), Ohio
Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:15 PM
Should I be concerned? Most of you are using a good size pipe. This is my first year with arches. I used 3/4 black Flex sprinkler pipe cut into 2ft sections (piece of cake to hand wind) over a 1/2 pvc. I wrapped a 100ct micro-mini LEDs on each section.
I used the same method except my sections are 18" in length; but I don't think it makes any difference. I've had them setup several times with no issues. To keep the tension of the sections (i have 8 sections on each arch); i took a hose clamp to one end of my 1/2" grey flex pipe (inner pipe). The other end didn't need it since the grey pipe has the molded coupling on that end.
If you have any questions just PM me. I can provide pictures in more detail
Edited by Paul D, 27 October 2011 - 08:16 PM.
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