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06-27-2010 04:49 PM

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I have a outside post lamp and I want to make a post about 4’ high and set it at the bottom of my front steps. Any ideas welcome.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn11/GMman_2008/Picture129-1.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn11/GMman_2008/Picture130-1.jpg


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#1 posted 06-27-2010 04:52 PM

I don’t know why but my pictures from photobucket are coming out so large?

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 05:02 PM

Generally speaking, the pictures should be resampled to 600 pixels wide, I find.

How cheap are you trying to go? The cheapest thing I can think of is a black pvc pipe, as large as possible to fit in the coupling. Set it in the ground, with or without concrete, and fill the tube with sand. Hows that for an off the wall idea the day after Saturday night…........(-:

Paint the pipe with plastic adhering paint if necessary.

Alaska Jim

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 05:13 PM

pvc will work fine but get electrical conduet for the uv protection

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 06:50 PM

I was thinking of PVC too but I love the one that shopguryl since I have all the tools and the wood.
Still can use PVC to run the wires and to fit the base then go with the wood. Thanks you all

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 07:02 PM

Shopguryl’s looks pretty neat to me too.

There you have it…........

....... cheap, quick and ugly…........that’s me.
........expensive, time consuming and beautiful….......that’s shopguryl.

.........any gender bias is purely coincidental and irrelevant…...........(-:

My vote is with shopguryl…..........

Alaska Jim

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 11:32 AM

Yep! shopygurl’s sketch looks pretty good to me.

Photo Bucket. Took me a few weeks to figure the sizing thing out GMman. Don’t know if I can explain this properly or not …LOL… When you’re on the “Upload Images and Videos” page, look just below those words, on the Right Hand Side. In Light Blue it says, “More Options”. If you click on that you get a “List” of sizes that you can UPLOAD to Photo Bucket at.

NOW! I use “Large” which is 640×480. One reason is that if you want to edit the size on THEIR Site you can ONLY size DOWN, Not UP! On that “List” choose the size you want and click on “Save”. It takes you back to the “Upload Page” and it should Upload your Pictures at that size. You can Change that “Size Option” for any and all Uploads.

There are also sizes on there for 15” and 17” Computer Screens and a 1 Megabyte File Size. I think your Pictures might have been Uploaded with one of the Larger Screen sizes checked and “Saved”.

Hang on. I’m gonna go in and Download something and check what I just said. Good thing I did …LOL…Changed a few things above. Okay, the Image Below (Blind Nailer) I DOWNLOADED to here is “Medium 320×240” (Same as UPLOAD Size.). I could of Dropped it down to “Small” OR “Tiny”.

The “Secret” here is that you are Limited to what you can do when you DOWNLOAD to here or anywhere by the Size of the Picture that you originally UPLOADED to Photo Bucket.

Clear as Mud HU??? ;-}

320x240

Let me know if you need more assistance.

EDIT: GMman. I just checked the size of your pictures above. They are 1022 Pixels x 766 Pixels. Definately one of the Larger Screen sizes.

Rick

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#7 posted 06-30-2010 11:03 PM

Wood post standing on the ground only the angle irons are in the ground.
Two angle iron on 2 corners o the wood pole screwed on the pole.
Could not get PVC pipe in the size I wanted 3” outside.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn11/GMman_2008/Picture136.jpg

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