Through testing we found that a 36″ piece of EMT conduit is the perfect height for the vertical EMT section on the trees and 10″ works well on the legs, however you don’t have to follow the dimensions listed here and can make the tree any dimension you choose. If you plan on installing the Star 12 with the spiral tree then you will want to drill out the coro to allow the EMT to run through the top. We recommend making the vertical EMT on the star version 45″ – 47″ depending on preference. Ten #8 x 1/2″ sheet metal screws are required per tree to secure the EMT legs to the bottom hub, outer leg caps and to secure the bottom and top hubs to the vertical EMT. A single 8/32 x 3″ machine screw is used to attach the stabilizing arm to the EMT. Predrill a 3/16 hole completely through the vertical EMT 26″ up from the bottom for the stabilizing arm. Then slide the stabilizing arm sleeve over the EMT and align the holes on the printed part with the predrilled holes on the EMT. Insert the 8/32 x 3″ machine screw from the flat slide of the sleeve and thread it onto the stabilizing arm. The text on the stabilizing arm should be pointed up and should be located between pixels 65 and 66 on the tree.
3D printing parts is a slow process and we have a whole print farm running 24/7 to fulfill orders and build stock of the more popular items. If you order a product on backorder we will move it directly to the print queue where it will be printed as soon as possible. While normal processing times for most orders with backordered items is less than a week, it can fluctuate from time to time around 1-2 weeks. Very large orders can also experience longer than normal processing times as well. If processing times are expected to be longer than two weeks before shipping, there will be a banner at the top of the website indicating the expected wait times. Additionally very large orders could have longer delays due to the vast number of printer hours required for production of the parts. We will contact you and let you know the expected production time if it were to exceed the estimated timeline for very large orders. See the FAQ page for more info.
All of our 3D printed parts use PETG filament which provides good flexibility and resistance to UV exposure when used seasonally.