We have about 8 of the 2 foot spiral Christmas trees from walmart that we have collected over the last few years, The problem is that they aren't that sturdy to high winds and over the years all of the stands have broken. No matter how we tried to repair them they would still not hold up. Does anyone know of anywhere that I can buy repacement stands for these little trees. They work fine and I would hate to throw them out but so far I haven't found anywhere to buy any replacement stands.
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If the plastic part of the stand is broke you might be able to fix with what we call smear. And yes on mine I glued the center poles together.
Ok to make smear
Go to Home Depot and get a piece of 1/2 inch PVC pipe. If you don't know thats the white pipe in 10 foot lengths on the racks. Some stores have shorter lengths. Then take a hack saw, bandsaw, woodsaw, any wood cutting device and start cutting 1/4th to 3/8th wide pieces of the pipe. If you can cut narrower the better. Put the pipe pieces in a jar that has a good tight metal screw on lid. To the pieces start adding PVC pipe clear primer. Don't use purple primeer unless you want purple plastic. Add enough primer to come up about half way up on the pieces. I get the primer a qt at a time. Then set it aside for a day then check each day add more primer as needed till you have a soft pile of melted plastic. Then using metal handle glue brush or acid brushes smear the soft plastic around your broken area then set to the side and let cure out. This is slow and takes a while but makes a hard good plastic repair around something. The more pieces you melt the more you have. I use old qt mayo jars myself nice wide bottoms and a wide opening.
If stuff in jar gets to stiff just add more primer can use same jar for years if you are carefull. I and others have fixed leaking PVC piping this way when in a area that be to hard to rip out and fix or is in like a swimming pool fitting on the filter or something and will have to buy a high dollar part ot fix.
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