Mega Tree Pixel Storage

Baron

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I have 48 strands of 100 pixels. Wondering how I should store these. Any suggestions?
 

djgra79

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I've seen some people lay strand on their sides and coil/curl them up and place in a tub(s), separating each layer/string with a piece of cardboard or similar.
Others lay the strips flat and suspend from ceiling of garage.
Might depend on what material you are using for your strings in the first place.
I just do a messy job of the first suggestion, and regret it each November!
 

Notenoughlights

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I've dedicated a wall in the garage to store them, built a long shelf so they can be stored straight and as flat as possible. Will see how well it works this weekend when I take the tree down
 

Dreamin

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I put mine in some garbage bins. Easy to lay in there, and not too heavy to lift. They were just some Aussie made ones. I also put all my extension cables in one too, help to keep the rolled, and not tangled and snagged on eachother. :)
 

LawrenceDriveLights

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I was looking at a alternative Mega Tree strip storage options

Originally I was simply storing the strips rolled up in generic storage tubs like this

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x87akf3csyhesur/Photo%204-7-18%2C%2012%2055%2009%20pm.jpg?dl=0



This method was fine, but I wanted a way to test my pixels prior to installing them the following year, I did get them all out of the storage box and test etc which was ok.

I then come up with this little idea as a prototype "Tie Fighter" Mega Tree strip holder.

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jg2lz91qkv1tm82/Photo%2018-12-19%2C%201%2057%2013%20pm.jpg?dl=0


Its simply a couple of sheets of 3mm coro stapled to some off cuts of timer in the middle

Rolling the strips up was easy enough on the holders and then I stacked them all into the storage containers like this.

View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4fonhm7p704voqy/Photo%2027-12-19%2C%2010%2006%2003%20am.jpg?dl=0


I was able to simply connect a pixel tester to each string in preparation to setting up as the 3mm coro allows you to see if the pixels are all working without having to unwind the string.

Yes this storage solution is totally not needed, but I just wanted to try a alternative Mega Tree pixel storage idea.
 
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