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Offline RichM

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2016, 09:58:06 PM »
I tried both the HC clear strips and Boscoyo white strips last year.  The Boscoyo strips held up well.  The HC clear strips became brittle and broke when I put them away for storage.  I will be replacing all the HC with Boscoyo this year.
Here is a pic with the base of my megatree in it.  I secured the 1/2" pvc to the ground with anchors.  Then used mini 10"bungee cords to hold onto the strips.  My pixels start where you see the horizontal strip holding the verticals together.  It's about 30" above the ground.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2016, 09:47:06 PM »

I tried both the HC clear strips and Boscoyo white strips last year.  The Boscoyo strips held up well.  The HC clear strips became brittle and broke when I put them away for storage.  I will be replacing all the HC with Boscoyo this year.
Here is a pic with the base of my megatree in it.  I secured the 1/2" pvc to the ground with anchors.  Then used mini 10"bungee cords to hold onto the strips.  My pixels start where you see the horizontal strip holding the verticals together.  It's about 30" above the ground.

Why do people use bungee cords at the bottom vs just directly staking them to the ground? 


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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2016, 11:01:17 PM »
I use to directly stake, but am adopting an ASAP pole this year (with bungee cords at the bottom) so I can tension the strips so they're straight instead of sagging.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2016, 08:44:05 AM »
As someone else posted on another forum, Friends don't let other friends buy non Boscoyo strips.  Remember this also, Boscoyo invented the strips.
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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2016, 12:24:46 PM »

I tried both the HC clear strips and Boscoyo white strips last year.  The Boscoyo strips held up well.  The HC clear strips became brittle and broke when I put them away for storage.  I will be replacing all the HC with Boscoyo this year.
Here is a pic with the base of my megatree in it.  I secured the 1/2" pvc to the ground with anchors.  Then used mini 10"bungee cords to hold onto the strips.  My pixels start where you see the horizontal strip holding the verticals together.  It's about 30" above the ground.

Why do people use bungee cords at the bottom vs just directly staking them to the ground? 


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The bungee cords do a great job of keeping the strips tensioned.  Makes it look nice and neat.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2016, 04:23:25 PM »
I'm wanting to use these strips for a single-stranded, "spiral" treee, maybe 6-7' tall.

How "rigid" are these strips?  For example, how tight of a circle can you bend the strip into, before it would snap or deform?

How far apart can your support-wire be, before these strips would start to sag (if the strips/LED are supported horizontal)?
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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2016, 07:51:58 AM »
I'm wanting to use these strips for a single-stranded, "spiral" treee, maybe 6-7' tall.

How "rigid" are these strips?  For example, how tight of a circle can you bend the strip into, before it would snap or deform?

How far apart can your support-wire be, before these strips would start to sag (if the strips/LED are supported horizontal)?
The strips are not rigid. Very flexible. You can see in the pix above they bend back on themselves. I would not mount them horizontally without frequent support (every foot or so).

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2016, 10:33:18 AM »
I'm wanting to use these strips for a single-stranded, "spiral" treee, maybe 6-7' tall.

How "rigid" are these strips?  For example, how tight of a circle can you bend the strip into, before it would snap or deform?

How far apart can your support-wire be, before these strips would start to sag (if the strips/LED are supported horizontal)?

There are many regularly spaced holes along the strips where you could thread a wire. If you wanted a horizontal presentation, you could then tighten that wire pretty tight and not get much droop.

The strips will not make corners or aches and stay flat.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2016, 07:42:34 PM »
As someone else posted on another forum, Friends don't let other friends buy non Boscoyo strips.  Remember this also, Boscoyo invented the strips.

These are words to live by, buy Boscoyo or don't even buy at all! But really, Boscoyo is the way to go. I wouldn't use anything other than his strips and Coro props.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2016, 08:19:31 PM »
I have used the orange "auger" type of hold down anchors for my guy wires; I have a Home Depot really close to my house so it is really convenient to get stuff there....   They are really solid anchors.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
Here is a calculator that may help with your diameter questions.

Ed   :)




http://www.altoonalights.com/mega/mega_calc.php


That seems to be gone, but I found another.


https://www.lightshowhub.com/tools/mega-tree-calculator

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2017, 03:48:42 PM »
I am getting ready to build my first mega tree. 


I have a question on the Boscoyo strips.  How do they do in wind?  My tree will likely be openly exposed to 50mph wind.  It seems like the strips would flutter in the wind and give me trouble with wires and joints fatiguing.  Has anyone run into trouble or am I worried about nothing?


Thanks for the help,
Ryan

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »
I have 3 trees using Boscoyo strips.  I have not noticed a permanent issue caused by wind.  Ond day I was outside and I saw tree swaying from the wind, thought it was going to blow over, but all was good.  I don't think the strips "flutter" or move around anymore than my old led strings did.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2017, 08:12:17 PM »
I am using Boscoyo products; his stuff is top notch.

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Re: Mega Tree using HC or Boscoyo Strips
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2017, 11:38:37 PM »
One thing that we did was to do a "basket weave" horizontally through the strips about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way up the tree.  This stopped all flutter of the individual strips.

 

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