Advance Planning for Next Christmas
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Several years ago I made some candy canes out of 3" Sched 40 PVC.  They are 4' tall.  They have a male threaded connection on the bottom. I don't remember why I put it there.  To date when I set them up I use 3 lengths of rebar for each one set in a triangle and the candy cane drops over the rebar.  This works but they tend to lean after a while.  Also this year for the first time in 8 years or so 1 blew over.  I want something more permanent - and secure.  If I were to embed 3" PVC with a female threaded fitting in concrete, would the male fitting screwed in be enough to hold them up?    I could turn down some treated lumber or cut it down to fit the ID of the pipe and use that as a reinforcement, or use a length of 2.5" PVC.     I would put a plug in the fitting in the ground when it isn't Christmas.   




Any other suggestions?
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  Re: Advance Planning for Next Christmas by crokett™ (Several years ago I ...)
(12-29-2018, 08:03 PM)crokett™ Wrote: Several years ago I made some candy canes out of 3" Sched 40 PVC.  They are 4' tall.  They have a male threaded connection on the bottom. I don't remember why I put it there.  To date when I set them up I use 3 lengths of rebar for each one set in a triangle and the candy cane drops over the rebar.  This works but they tend to lean after a while.  Also this year for the first time in 8 years or so 1 blew over.  I want something more permanent - and secure.  If I were to embed 3" PVC with a female threaded fitting in concrete, would the male fitting screwed in be enough to hold them up?    I could turn down some treated lumber or cut it down to fit the ID of the pipe and use that as a reinforcement, or use a length of 2.5" PVC.     I would put a plug in the fitting in the ground when it isn't Christmas.   




Any other suggestions?

I would think the male threaded adapter would snap off. Your other idea sounds a lot better.
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  Re: Advance Planning for Next Christmas by crokett™ (Several years ago I ...)
move to somewhere cold.

They will freeze in and not come out till May.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

-  e.e cummings.


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