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Tall Arches?

Started by akakfreeman, October 10, 2019, 07:51:10 PM

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Has anyone done tall arches tall enough that you can walk under them? I have a walkway leading up the my front door and I think it would be cool to have a series of tall arches.

My biggest question is how to make them stable? My first thought was rebar or something to hold 1" Pex tubing, but I'm worried that the rebar will block the light effects on the first 18"-24" and look dumb. HomeDepot has thinner rods that look pretty stiff that might not be visible.

I'm hoping to avoid staking them down with wires or string.

I've seen such tall arches in a display on Main Street in Grapevine, TX, but I can't remember how they kept them stable.

AAH

I have a single tall arch if you consider nearly 15ft tall. Mine is made from 30mm RHS steel tubing rolled and with strip attached to the front of it.
If you want to use PEX then you could use short stakes or even some sort of glue on mounts and peg them down and gain the stability by diagonal cross bracing between them all and something rigid across the top of them all so that they maintain separation.

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