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Here are a couple of links building spiral trees, I used this to build my spiral trees for next years display, I shortened them down to 4 feet I built 2 of them eight channels per color, 4 colors,  the spiral I used is 1 and a half, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My9qvHaGi6E,    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7hp-VYGM4g  

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I am looking at 4 foot mini spiral trees as well.  You got 1.5 times around before you reached the bottom? Do you have any pictures? What size PVC did you use?

 

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I used half inch pvc I made the top and bottom just like in the video links above,  in the video it shows a middle section as well,  I didn't use the middle,  the only thing is with all of the wire weight it will push in the legs a little bit without the middle section, just try not to wrap it so tight,  I also used 50 light counts instead of 100 count,  I tried using 100 but it was just too much wire for the space so I cut 100 light counts down to 50 count, I started at the bottom and wrapped 1 and a half times to the top and came back down on the same line,  the 50 count lights will go up to the top and back down to the bottom,  the 100 count will do that 4 times with this size tree, that's just too much weight and too much bulk,  I will try to post a picture.

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Yes 32 channels 8 channels per color, I put the white and red together and string those up and I put the blue and green together and string those up, on the top ring and bottom ring I have 16 hooks to wrap the lights on, the white and red will use 8 hooks and the blue and green will use the remaining 8,  however I am running both of those trees on the same 32 channels one on each side of my mini trees so they will mimic each other.

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the bottom ring is 2 feet across and the top ring is 6 1/2 inches across,  the top ring the 45 degree connectors are just about touching each other when assembled together.

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the bottom ring is 2 feet across and the top ring is 6 1/2 inches across,  the top ring the 45 degree connectors are just about touching each other when assembled together.

How long are those connecting pieces up top?

 

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