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Ok- Im trying to talk my hubby into doing a small spiral tree for next year..not a hybrid one, I have a 23 foot tall mega tree and cannot add more string to it as it is maxed out...I need a GOOD video on how to do it or some tutorial that he can look at..thanks so much and Happy New Year!

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I do not know if this will help but give it a look. What you will need is 16 strings of lights & a controller. When you put the lights on the tree instead of going up & down start at the top & wrap the strings AROUND the tree to the bottom.

Mike

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If you are thinking about a take apart PVC element try this. Use saw to cut a half inch deep slit on the male piece and then put a little plain old vaseline around the inside of the joint. Works great.

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Hello everyone, I am a newbie to all this cool stuff. I am at grand zero and ready to start planning my display. I am wondering if anyone would be interested in selling their sequences? I want to build one of these spiral trees and maybe a mega tree also. I was hoping I could find someone who I could send a picture of my house then they could tweak their sequnces to fit my yard and give me alittle guidance! Anyone interested? I also need at purchase the controllers and everything to make it happen!

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I do not know if this will help but give it a look. What you will need is 16 strings of lights & a controller. When you put the lights on the tree instead of going up & down start at the top & wrap the strings AROUND the tree to the bottom.

Mike

Thanks for the video, that was great. I've yet to attempt any version of the Weber Tree because of the extreme set up times, but yours seems like it may be workable. Thanks again!

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I have built a 10' spiral (2010 season) and found it easier than you would suspect. I had several guy wires coming down off the header - 10 I believe - which formed the cone. Took a 100 count strand, found the middle, took that and hooked it on the header. Then all you do is walk around the tree. After a few trys you get the idea of how it will work out. One strand will equal one / half turns. 8 strands = 16 sections.

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