Another easy one. You take 1/2" or 3/4" Schedule
40 piece of PVC ten feet long and you wrap it with red electrical tape.
WhooooooHooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Again, that's it!!!!!!!!!
I had my wife turn the PVC while I held the red electrical tape at approximately
a 45 degree angle and I put a ty-rap around each end to make sure the electrical
tape doesn't start unwinding. The KIDS can do this!!!!!! You
can put an arch over anything! I put arches over my garage doors
and my drive way. I used 1/2" PVC, twenty feet in length, to make
an arch over my garage door. I screwed three ty-rap holders into
the wood frame around the garage door and then ty-rapped the PVC to that.
I used 3/4" PVC over my driveway. The reason I used 3/4" PVC is because
it's a little stiffer and more easily makes a large arch (1/2" PVC is too
flimsy). You can make any length you need (within reason - I think
a 30' foot arch is all you can get out of 3/4" PVC without stepping up
to a larger diameter pipe). Of course, I ty-rapped lights onto the
PVC before installing them. For the driveway arches, I drove a four
foot section of rebar into the ground as straight vertical as I could get
it. I left about two feet sticking out of the ground. I also
found that 18' was about as far apart as I could get the arch (assuming
you are using 30' of PVC like I did). At the entrance of my driveway
the concrete flared out and was over the 18' maximum. No worries,
mate! I borrowed a hammer drill and drilled a 1/2" hole on either
side of the driveway. You'll never notice it!!! Then I slid
the PVC over the rebar. The PVC made a beautiful arch and I did not
need any more support until we had a thunderstorm blow through and we had
some severe wind gusts. I was outside at 4 am securing my driveway
arches with a small rope that I staked to the ground at one end of my driveway
arches and then I tied on to each arch. The wind was blowing the
tops of my arches at about a 45 degree angle. VERY DISTURBING!!!!
The rope did the trick! You can see it in the following picture........
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