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Bellagio fountain / shooting pipes help

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I need some ideas for how to designs these. My wife says, "I want shooting pipes". The problem is I haven't found many examples.

If you have ideas, video links or material lists please post them. The main thing I'm interested in now is calculating the required channels and light count.

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Basically they are the same as a leaping arch, just straight up/down. 100 lights per channel should be enough. I have been looking at making a set also and figures 8 channels per pole and around 8-9' tall.

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9 channel fountain controller. Controls up to 3 PMSM pumps and 6 channels of LED lighting. Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor pumps are the type most commonly used in fountains and ponds. Both pumps and lights controlled from barely on to full power. LOR plans to offer both submersible pumps and submersible LED lighting.

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If you have ideas, video links or material lists please post them. The main thing I'm interested in now is calculating the required channels and light count.

Jeff -

Check out the "Bellagio Fountain" work by Steve Bang (http://talk.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=18102) and Brett Hays (http://talk.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=29262).

Fabian

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These are some of the things I was looking for. Most every video has been pulled from YouTube.

It looks like they used 2" PVC. Does this sound correct? I was thinking I used about 8 strings per 10" section using 1" PVC.

This looks like a channel hog. Luckily I don't think I have enough clear lights to do anything real extravagant.

Four more controllers just for pipes. Yikes. :giggle:

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This looks like a channel hog. Luckily I don't think I have enough clear lights to do anything real extravagant.

Yes, they are as bad as Arches, but they add a pretty good WOW factor to your show.

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These are some of the things I was looking for. Most every video has been pulled from YouTube.

It looks like they used 2" PVC. Does this sound correct? I was thinking I used about 8 strings per 10" section using 1" PVC.

This looks like a channel hog. Luckily I don't think I have enough clear lights to do anything real extravagant.

Four more controllers just for pipes. Yikes. :giggle:

I have four sticks now. They are exactly that - 1" PVC - 8 channels each, built just like an arch. The sticks are 12' high. Holding them up is a peice of 6' EMT (I use the other 4' for arch stakes) Driven into the ground 18 to 24 inches. They do "wave" around a bit when the wind kicks up. This year I will be adding a "top" pipe to tie them together (maybe). I use them as a "wow" factor so you really do not see them moving at all

Also this year, I want to add 8 more, for a total of 12 sticks. The the outside sticks will be "tied" together channelwise, the next farthest outside sticks will be tied together, and so on. The four inner most sticks will be independently controlled.

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These are some of the things I was looking for. Most every video has been pulled from YouTube.

It looks like they used 2" PVC. Does this sound correct? I was thinking I used about 8 strings per 10" section using 1" PVC.

This looks like a channel hog. Luckily I don't think I have enough clear lights to do anything real extravagant.

Four more controllers just for pipes. Yikes. :giggle:

Jeff, I made some out of 2 inch pvc. I used two colors, multi and clear. Each pole is eight feet tall and has 7 channels. If you just run one color you can easily get over eight channels on a eight foot pole. I set a firm goal of eight feet because that is the height of my garage, and I wanted them set up so I can practice with them. I have eight poles, but 4 of them are controllable, and 4 are mirrors of the others. I can control the clear on each pole independently using 28 channels, the colors are 7 channels, for a grand total of 35.

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I am making 8 poles with 8 sections each, and each section will be individually controlled (64 channels), all white lights (using LEDs).

The poles are 2" ABS PVC (black pipe) bought at Home Depot, cut to 8' 1" in length. The poles will slide over metal fence posts which are pounded into the ground about 14-16", these posts are about 4' long, they are also found at Home Depot.

Craig

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