For freestanding installation use 1/2″ rebar and drive the rebar into the ground. Then slide the candy canes over top of the rebar and use landscape stakes in the holes on the base mount to prevent turning. Wind and height can make a secure installation challenging. Try and utilize 3 feet or longer rebar and go at least 1.5 feet into the ground depending on soil. The deeper the rebar goes into the ground and the taller it sticks out and fits inside of the EMT, the stronger your pixel pole will stand. Guy wires are recommended on the 5 foot candy canes if you live in a wind prone area.
Candy Cane Mounts STL
3D Printed mounting system for the Gilbert Engineering Candy Canes. The mounts utilize 1/2″ EMT conduit and provide a frame structure behind the coro to increase strength and allow mounting to various surfaces. Two mounts are the recommended as a minimum on the 3 foot canes and three mounts is the recommended minimum on the 5 foot canes. The files contain both the standard mount and a base mount version that has a flat section which lays on the ground with holes for landscape stakes to prevent twisting. The base mount takes the place of a standard mount, so for example a 3 foot candy cane would have one standard mount and one base mount and a 5 foot candy cane would have 2 standard mounts and one base mount.