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Offline ChristmasBug

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Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« on: April 17, 2017, 05:44:16 AM »
Can someone help me out with this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2223918 I do not have a 3D printer yet and would like to make a few arches but I am not sure where to get the base printed or purchase.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 07:59:04 AM »
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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 08:10:29 AM »
Christmasbug the arch base you want you can buy  from Johnson family light show.com.  He's the guy that made them

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 10:46:06 AM »
I use 1/4 steel rods from home depot put in ground in angle haven't had any problems done it this way for years
and some I zip tie to top of fence
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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 04:39:46 AM »
I had 8 arches last year and simply used an 18" piece of rebar for each side and they never moved under 60mph winds and looked great.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 12:29:09 PM »
Can someone help me out with this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2223918 I do not have a 3D printer yet and would like to make a few arches but I am not sure where to get the base printed or purchase.

Thanks CJ
Search for Mello_roberto on this forum. Those are his bases


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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 12:55:26 PM »
Can someone help me out with this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2223918 I do not have a 3D printer yet and would like to make a few arches but I am not sure where to get the base printed or purchase.

Thanks CJ


Hello ChristmasBug, how many bases are you looking for?
This design is mine, a little different the other ones, you can either have 2" HDPE or 1"PEX from HD.
Also you can attached 2 to make double arches or even more.


I will be sending you a PM.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 11:03:51 AM »
I live where it freezes and if you want to remove the items from the yard before spring, I take it all down on Jan 1st, rebar in the ground does not come out too easily. I use an 18" treated deck board with a 1/2" x 8" carriage bolt in the middle, to slide the tubing over, with a 1/2" @22 1/2 degree angle hole drilled in each end of the deck board and use 12" barn spikes through the angled holes into the ground. When it comes time to take the display down you can pull the barn spikes out of the frozen ground with a crow bar since they are smooth. Been using this for 10+ years with no problems.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 11:58:00 AM »
Put vice grip on the rebar and spin it until it loosens up.  That seems to be the best techniques to getting rebar and spikes out of the ground.  You could always switch to smooth sided stakes instead of rebar.  I use these for my mega tree and they work great  http://www.homedepot.com/p/0-75-in-x-0-75-in-x-24-in-Round-Steel-Stake-with-Holes-50832/205026401
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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 01:24:39 PM »
Put vice grip on the rebar and spin it until it loosens up.  That seems to be the best techniques to getting rebar and spikes out of the ground.  You could always switch to smooth sided stakes instead of rebar.  I use these for my mega tree and they work great  http://www.homedepot.com/p/0-75-in-x-0-75-in-x-24-in-Round-Steel-Stake-with-Holes-50832/205026401

I switched to using those same ones just because of the problem described with rebar in colder areas.  But I did find using the vice grips and having a hot cup of water while I was pulling, they came right out.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
I carry two 9" pipe wrenches (the little ones) as we are pulling things up. 


The pipe wrenches easily hold on to the rebar, and then act as handles (sometimes I use only 1, other times both are needed) while I pull the rebar up. 


A slight twist is sometimes needed to break any "cold connections" that might have happened during the time the rebar was in the ground.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2017, 10:01:50 AM »
I like the steel plate version.  Nice for areas where you cannot spike into the ground.  My yard has synthetic turf (California drought and all..) so spiking things into it just lets weeds come through.

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Re: Base for Leaping Arches - Modular
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 05:04:02 PM »
Of topic, what type of pipe did you use?  looking to place some type of RGB in it. 

 

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