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Mega-tree bases

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I would like to start a thread, getting pictures of your bases. I'm rebuilding mine this year and i'm looking for ideas. It would be nice to have 1 location with several pictures for access. I did some searching around, but after scrolling through page after page, thread after thread i decided to see if you all would be willing to post your pictures. I know there are some common bases, as well as some very unique ones.

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I must have started a dumb thread. 24 hrs and 51 views later, not a single response. I was hoping to have several pics posted so i can take those ideas and start building something today.

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I just use 1/2" pvc pipe cut to fit the diameter I want and then use cable ties to connect the lights to the pipe. Not much to show in a picture.

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Another option is no base...

For my base I simply spray paint a ring on the ground. Then I subdivide it with small hatch marks. Then I stake my lights right to the ground.

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I did something similar as Toymakr000, I only had half of a Mega Tree last year, and I just took some stakes and pounded each on into the ground about 6 inches, and just took the lights straight down to it. It worked really good, and it held up all season.

Jesse

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I made one out of light weight steel. Its 2 halfs of a circle that clamp around my 2 inch Pole. Bolts together at the split and I have a retaining ring that holds it up in the middle

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Here is a picture of mine. It is 5' round and 2' tall. I got the idea from pictures I saw here and here. My tree pole is 1 1/2" galvanized pipe. It sits on a steel base my father-in-law made for me. I posted a picture of it in a different thread here.

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1/2" gray electrical conduit zip tied to 8 dog stakes. The pole (1 1/4" gal. pipe) slides into a 3' sleeve cemented into the ground. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but not in this case...

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Here is a picture of mine. It is 5' round and 2' tall. I got the idea from pictures I saw here and here. My tree pole is 1 1/2" galvanized pipe. It sits on a steel base my father-in-law made for me. I posted a picture of it in a different thread here.

Those are great if you have a level yard, my front yard is about a 25 to 35 degree slope up towards the street. Lots of fun mowing the lawn.

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Won't be any trouble for me to mow the lawn as that is what the wife does. :) I just do the trimming around stuff. Actually, after I commited to the 10' tree I put a 6' round "planter" in the front yard where this will be located. It is filled with rock and has a birdbath and feeder in it. In the winter I will remove those and add my tree. Hoping in the future to put a 20' flag pole in this area.

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Well, I don't have a picture, but I'll get you one this evening. I used a 4' piece of 4" PVC with a srew coupler. I drove that into the ground flush and capped it off. When Christmas comes around, I remove the cap and screw in the coupler attached to the 10' piece of PVC that is my Mega tree. No fuss and easy to do by yourself.

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