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Controller Placement on Mega Tree

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I have setup my Mega Tree and will be hooking it up to my LOR PC controller and it dawned on me......where do you put your controller for your tree. I was thinking of figuring out a way to attach it to the pole itself, but maybe you all have a better/Different way to do it? (experience is worth its weight in Gold).

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Well, what do you know? (They are painted black so you might not recognize them.)

Chuck- what are those things that look just like controllers except they're black??

I just have mine hanging from stakes pounded in the ground under the tree, like the majority of all my controllers...

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Ours lay flat on top of stepping stones at the base of the tree, the stepping stones are on top of thick grass.

We cover the controllers at the bottom of the mega tree with a red opaque vinyl fabric. That provides an extra protection from rain, hides the controllers, and looks like part of the decorations.

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My center trunk is 2" rigid conduit so I just bought 2" plastic pipe hangers from Lowes and used them to mount the controllers to the trunk.

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I have a weatherproof, lockable box (ACO Hardware) that I have 2 controllers in. I have placed the box onto 2 pieces of 2 X 4's to raise it up off the ground slightly. I have also cut 2 small holes in the bottom of the box to run the extension cords through from the bottom. I also run a heavy chain around the trunk of the "tree" through the holes in the bottom of the box and around the controllers inside the box and it is all padlocked. This may be a bit overboard for some but I have not lost a controller yet.

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Thanks for all of the responses, I will take it all into consideration and let you know how if comes together.

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Mine just sit behind the tree. I'm not going inside it to hook up anything. Tim has a nice setup there, but it too much work for me...

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Mine are mounted on a stand that forms the "trunk" of my mega tree.

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That's the worst-looking thing I've ever seen.

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Now that is an awesome base/trunk. Any chance you can share your specs on it? Really like the neatness and design of that.

Thank You, The base is 11" square by 36" tall and is made with 3/4" Baltic birch plywood

Mine just sit behind the tree. I'm not going inside it to hook up anything. Tim has a nice setup there, but it too much work for me...

Too much work? I saw the picture of the haunted hayride trailer that you built, I think you can handle this, it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours...

That's the worst-looking thing I've ever seen.

Thank You Frank! :pYou are just jealous of the awesomeness of my mega tree.:)

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I'm a bit late to this one, but thougth I would post my approach. I take a piece of plywood around 5" wide x probably 20" tall. I screw it into the back of the LOR PC series plastic cases (there are solid lugs in the back for doing this at certain points). I get one of those U-shaped fixtures from Lowes/HD for a couple bucks, drill two holes at the top of the plywood, hold the controller up, feed the U-shaped bolt through and fasten the nuts on the back side of the black water pipe. See pic below:

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Nice pic louie. Not having many channels I don't really worry too much and mine just sits on the ground leaned up next to the tree. Guess if I ever need 2-3 boxes for the tree alone I would do something like the rest of ya:)

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Nice pic louie. Not having many channels I don't really worry too much and mine just sits on the ground leaned up next to the tree. Guess if I ever need 2-3 boxes for the tree alone I would do something like the rest of ya:)

Only two of those are for the megatree. I just find it as a nice place to put some controllers for routing to the mini trees, etc., in the front yard.

This year I jumped to three for the megatree, but still only have room for four controllers. The old fourth will get bumped to somewhere in the yard.

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