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    Finished my new tilting megatree base this weekend. This is my version of one that Robin built, and that served as my inspiration. Will allow me to attach the 20 feet of 1 1/4 inch BIP then walk it upright and pin it. Will use a wench to raise the lights. Already had a 2" pipe cemented in the ground, so added a floor flange to the bottom that I can screw a 1 1/2 inch pipe section into then slip into my ground sleeve.
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    Default Re: Tilting MegaTree Base

    Looks good. Why the metal plate? Couldn't you have welded the red piece to the flange?
    Al

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    Default Re: Tilting MegaTree Base

    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    Looks good. Why the metal plate? Couldn't you have welded the red piece to the flange?
    Al
    Well, yes I could have, but I would loose some versitility.

    The plate fits over the rectangular water meter housing that conceals my ground sleeve.

    The bottom flange is bolted on, therefore removeable so I'll have a flat base to use for my 8 foot tall halloween spinning pumpkin in another location. I have holes in each corner of the bottom plate so I can pin it to the ground with rebar for this application.

    Notice in the first picture on the left, is a solid steel 11 inch long by 1 & 1/4 inch round rod, that has a 1 1/2 steel collar in the middle. That is my pipe coupler. So I slip it into the tilt pipe, slide the BIP over the other half, and the pipe has an internal coupler, with no "weak" threads.

    In megatree mode, will use 20 feet of pipe, in spinning pumpkin mode, will use 7 1/2 foot section of pipe.

    So that's the method to my maddness!
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