String Light Pole – Last labor day. I am thrilled with the way they turned out! I thought I would pass on the directions that they can be created by you too. Series series light rod is something I’ve needed since the afternoon it was assembled by us. But I could never find the ideal arrangement with this. It would not cut, although there is A pergola a lot of. I discovered the answer: Electric conduit, this summer!
The sticks are three 10 foot pieces of electric conduit with pipe straps attached as hooks and end caps attached along the top. To secure them we buried bits of plastic piping only big enough to match inside. Then we added the sticks to the buried pipes from varying depths (our deck is about a slant). The outcome is!
Working with the awl, puncture the conduit approximately 3 inches from the surface. Clearly, you may make the pins lower or higher, but 3 inches appeared about perfect. Here is a close up of the tag on the tubing we bought. Make certain prior to painting your looks great, that you fully get rid of goo and any decals.
Spray paint! We used Rust-Oleum in Bronze. We utilized only a second could and all one can. (For some reason I missed shooting a photograph of spray painting the conduit itself but you have the idea). We hooks painted the conduit, and caps separately. A edging tie functioned well to help me get the surfaces of the pins all evenly painted. (As a bonus, you get a superb view of my favourite painting top) Then after it was assembled, I gave it one final sweep to cover the head of this screw.
Cut lengths of their vinyl electrical conduit into a period of a minimum of 18 inches, and also 24 inches. Our deck is about a slant its larger on one side. So every part of piping was a different length involving these 2 dimensions. Was 1 inch diameter. So it turned out to be a perfect fit the conduit was 3/4 of an inch.
Attach the pipe straps (hooks). It is possible to use a screwdriver or a drill to find this. Jeremy drilled them and started the screws using a screwdriver.
Attach the Caps. We purchased 1/2 inch “Knock Out Seals” because of it. They are essentially horizontal caps with metal ribbing over the inside that firmly seals it at the conclusion of the pipe. I am sure they have an exact and special purpose which likely has nothing to do with that which we employed it for, although it worked perfectly! We simply had to use pliers to adjust the angle of the metal ribbing indoors so it matches well.
Bury the pipes. I wish I could state the custom of burying the plumbing at the ground was exact and precise, but this is not our trend. We fully lucked out with all of the thickness of the pipe. We were quite shocked when the rods all quantified the specific same height at the end (actually they’re about 1/2 a inch from one another, that is too small to see with the eye – nice for us. Being our deck has been designed to the floor, this can be a substantial triumph. I also spray painted the part of the pipe that’s visible above floor after the truth but did not take a photo of it. One needed to be painted are entirely hidden by plants. Roughly 6 inches of pipe sticks out of the floor.
Insert sticks into their fittings and connect extra pipe straps into the outside wall where the string light rod will hang.
Measure 8 of String Light Pole
Drape lights out of your sticks, and you’re finished! This undertaking was rewarding. The series light pole cast. Moreover, I love that we’re in a position to shoot them by lifting both the sticks in the ground and also unhooking the lights. Easy!
You Will Need to take action, here is the cost breakdown:
- 3 10 feet long pieces of electrical conduit, 3/4 inch in diameter: $3.98 each – $11.94
- 1 10 ft long piece of plastic piping (at the exact same aisle as the conduit, I’m supposing it also includes an electric role) – $2.92
- 2 Baths of only anchor pipe connectors, 3/4 inch diameter – $.98 percent, $1.96
- 1 loaf of 1/2 inch Knocks Out Seals – $1.30
- 2 Cans of Rust-Oleum Hammered Dark Bronze Spray Paint – $5.98 a – $11.96
- Complete: $30.08!
The string light rod are out of Target and price $12.95 for each 20-foot strand. Our deck is 10 feet x 20 ft, so we desired 2 strands. This brings the last complete for the project to $55.98! Not bad considering the many alternatives available on the market. I’m in love. Although the weather is cooling down, I have a strategy to make good use of those lights. Will keep you posted!