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Old 03-25-2007, 07:27 PM   #61
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Thanks so much!! Now, I just have to find the globes so dh can get started!!
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:22 PM   #62
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We found a 12 inch post mount globe and two 8 inch plastic globes at Home Depot.The 12 inch was $26.00 and change but it already had the light fixture in it. The 8 inch were $11.00 and change. We bought 2 inch PVC with a coupler for post. There were three screws in the base of the globe to atach it to a post. I replaced one screw with a longer one tho make it secure to the coupler.We bought the expensive silicone to attach the ears ( $ 5.00 plus ). This was all about $50.00 with enough silicone and PVC pipe to make a second one.Wal Mart had a 40 foot extension cord for the power at less than 8 dollars.I may put some pics up when I take some ( and figure out how to get them up here ).Also the 12 inch globe is acrylic. I used a flat blade type tip on my soldering gun to melt thru the 12 inch globe to attach the ears ( I didn't know what that tip was for anyway ) lol.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:58 AM   #63
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Ok, so had to search for this thread, DW thinks we need a Mickey light post now, so, How are you holding the light post in the ground? I see the one in the planter, but not sure how you are holding the others, Thanks, Ray
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:08 AM   #64
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Ok, so had to search for this thread, DW thinks we need a Mickey light post now, so, How are you holding the light post in the ground? I see the one in the planter, but not sure how you are holding the others, Thanks, Ray


I strap mine to the tongue of our travel trailer with strong bungee cord when camping. When at home it is strapped to our fence. Very secure, yet easily portable.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:32 AM   #65
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This may be hard for me to explain without pictures but, I will try. I cut a square piece of plywood for the base.Then I put four wood screws about 3inches long through the bottom so they would stick up around the post and right up against it. I then put a hose clamp around the screws and the post.When you tighten the hose clamp the threads on the screws keep the post from moving. I'm not sure if I will have any problems with this setup in the future but for now it allowed for a lighter base.you cut a small groove in the bottom of the post for the cord to come out the back. Just make sure the base is square not rectangle for stability at all directions unless you intend to place something on the base for stability. One you paint the base to match the pole you don't notice the scews and clamp. Remember that I have only seen these as made by Disney Fans and although the concept stays the same, use your imagination and you may be able to come up with something better. I made mine the way I did to reduce the weight of the base...What do you know, it wasn't that hard after all...
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #66
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We use a toilet flange that we bought at Lowe's. Our lamppost is made from PVC Pipe so the pipe sits nicely in the flange and we secure it with spikes driven through the holes in the flange. You can't tell it's a toilet flange...just looks like a circular base.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:16 PM   #67
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We used a white bucket (to match the white globes) and cut a hole in the top of the lid and slid the pole down into it. We put sand in the bucket to weigh it down and then return the sand when we are done...
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #68
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I second the toliet flange, that is what I used and then put an 90 degree elbow on the bottom of the flange and used that to run the cord out of the bottom of the base. I used a cheap plastic flower pot as the base and cut a hole in the side of it for the elbow to come out for the cord and then filled the pot with mortor mix to give it weight so it wouldn't blow over. It has worked great so far we have used it several times. We use one of those timers so it will come on if we are not around and will turn off by itself.


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Old 05-07-2007, 06:15 AM   #69
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Thanks for the replys everyone, I knew I could count on the camping board.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:21 AM   #70
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Finally figured out the picture thing .

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Old 05-07-2007, 11:01 AM   #71
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We use a toilet flange that we bought at Lowe's. Our lamppost is made from PVC Pipe so the pipe sits nicely in the flange and we secure it with spikes driven through the holes in the flange. You can't tell it's a toilet flange...just looks like a circular base.


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Old 05-25-2007, 02:56 PM   #72
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Hi, I brought this back up for a dis'er who asked.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:45 PM   #73
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I found this thread too late before leaving on our way to FW, so I couldn't find the 12" globe in time. Instead, I used an 8" one. 4" globes looked like they would be too big for the ears, so I found cheap toy softballs at Wal-mart for the ears - not as big as I would have liked, but I was in a time crunch and needed something.

The post is 3" PVC with a 3"-4" conversion I rigged up and painted gold with thumb screws to hold the globe. The base is an old Christmas Tree holder that we haven't used in years.

I used a 25W bulb to light it.

It's not as classy as some I've seen, but we still got quite a few good comments on it.

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Old 06-11-2007, 07:06 AM   #74
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Nice job I like the xmas tree holder idea!
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:10 PM   #75
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I went to Home Depot today to check on the supplies to build one of these. The guy showed me the globes and then after he was gone I find the kind that already has the light fixture. I was looking at lamp posts ($50) but I forgot about the pvc trick. My ? is will the globe I saw mount right to the pvc? What did u paint the pvc pipe with? I think this is a 12" globe so I'll probably get the 7" globes for ears. Last thing is once you cut the ear holes and mount the ears in those holes do you put the silicone inside or outside?

I like the toilet flange idea so the pole can be taken out. I'll probably put my lamp under the bed for safe storage and put the bucket in the underneath storage. Looks like if I go with the pvc pole it can be done for $50.
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