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Basketball Hoop Mega Tree

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Ok, the garbage truck hit our basketball hoop and dragged it down the street, but

as we were going to load it into the truck for the garbage, I thought I could use this

to make a Mega tree. Has anyone used one before? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Tell me this is do-able or it is going to the dump.

Oh yes, Waste Management has bought a new pole.

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I was just thinking the very same thing the other day,

It's Portable, Tall, weighted and is just in the way in the winter.

I would see no reason why It wouldn't work.

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It has been done but I do not remember where I saw it. I was going to buy one up here in Edmonton,AB because Walmart had those adjustable one on sale at a good price. However I still make my 11ft one the same way .........it is simple enough.

I would go for it, how ever I would add a 32" tomato cages (1 or 2 more cages for extra strength) to tapper the top of the tree, or one or 2 of those safety cones.

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I used a basketball hoop pole for my first mega tree. It worked out well. I used a piece of 4" conduit to add about 5' to the pole. The bell fitting on the conduit fit perfectly onto the pole. I would have used the setup again, but I decided it was about 20' too sort :D .

Kyle

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I assume from the pictures you removed the backboard and rim, correct?

Those are the parts that are damaged anyway, but I dont want to remove

something and then later wish I hadnt thrown it away.

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I assume from the pictures you removed the backboard and rim, correct?

Those are the parts that are damaged anyway, but I dont want to remove

something and then later wish I hadnt thrown it away.

Correct. All you really need is the pole and the base. If you want 2 basketball mega trees you can have my pole too :D . I think you live right up the road from me.

Kyle

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Kyle,

It looks like I do, come Christmas you should be able to see the glow from your house,

you are welcome to come.

I think one hoop mega tree will be enough, it is going to be my sons project, so we will

see if it gets completed.

Thank you everyone with your suggestions, glad we didnt throw the thing away.

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