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    Default Re: Mega Tree Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by SWood View Post

    Here's a video of me anchoring the pole, it only took 2 min. 38 sec.
    I don't care who you are ... Now that's funny right there .. !
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    Shannon using plastic pipe is a good idea. If you get tired of the megatree you could build a treehouse over the pipe and put in a bathroom. You could put in a NUMI as a tree topper too. Yes, that is a lighted toilet with internet connection that you could use an e681 to control the LEDs in the toilet. It could be a MegaJohn to take the place of your megatree
    Mega Tree House comes equipped with Mega John LOL! Funny part is, last year I had some stumps ground up close to were the pipe is in the ground, the guy put up an orange flag and said, I don't want to run over your sewer cleanout! LOL I said ok thanks!
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    Default Re: Mega Tree Strands

    kind of gives a new meaning to $---ers full
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    Default Re: Mega Tree Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by SWood View Post
    Well I made mine they way everybody said not to. Lol. Mine is 20' 4" PVC pipe. I have 4 support strands at the top and 4 in the middle 45 degree angles. I buried and concreted a 3' 4" PVC pipe and added a threaded female adapter to it with a cap when it's not in use. My pole has a threaded male adapter at the bottom so I can just screw it in to the ground. I use 24 strands and 12 channels per color. I have a bucket truck so I don't need any winches.

    Here's a video of me anchoring the pole, it only took 2 min. 38 sec.
    Scott -

    Two questions:

    1.) Can we use the bucket truck? I'm sure if it were available to us, we'd cover the fuel expense.

    2.) What energy drink do you use, or are you just naturally hyper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Stevens View Post
    Scott -

    Two questions:

    1.) Can we use the bucket truck? I'm sure if it were available to us, we'd cover the fuel expense. As HIGH as fuel is, and as far away as you are, it would probably be cheaper to rent one!

    2.) What energy drink do you use, or are you just naturally hyper?Filled up with a fresh pot of Foldgers before I started.
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    I have regretted several times not buying one for $1500 a few years back at an auction that machinery was going so cheaply it was like stealing. The auction was in Fayetteville and I couldn't get the thing home the same day. The next day we were leaving for a cruise to Alaska, and I would have rather have stuck my head in a bag with 5 wet, angry cats than tell Deb I wanted to delay our trip to go get a cherry picker. I may never find a deal like that again on a cherry picker.
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    Default Re: Mega Tree Strands

    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    Maybe we can have a class in it. Walter, you know a lot on this subject. Would you like to give this class?
    Yea i Could put one together. No problem.
    Walter


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