March 28, 2017

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – MAJOR EAST COAST G-2 UPGRADE: “New Standard G-2”

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THE DARK KNIGHT: New East Coast G-2 Upgrade.

Because of recent events and 21 days of rain and 5 rainy weekends in a row, I decided to give the East Coast G-2 Set-Up it’s first Major Upgrade since it’s installation in 2012.

I could either add another (10) Tube Standard G-2 (1.5” tubes, 5ft long) or I could Upgrade the G-2 already in place.

I decided because of lack of space to Upgrade. Glad I did. The Brisbane Drought Slayer said months ago, that all G-2’s would need to be Upgraded to the New Tower type Units, used by him, the Great Lakes Guardian and others.

G2 frankenflute << "The Frankenflute" - Great Lakes Guardian g2 brisbane silver knight“The Silver Knight” – Brisbane Drought Slayer^^

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My Standard G-2 Unit had (10) 1.5” X 5’ ft. Tubes. It’s backed up by (3) G-1 Units with (12) ¾” X 5 ft. Tubes each.

I added (7) 1.5” X 7 ft. tubes and (7) 1.5” X 3 ft. tubes, in (3) rings.
An Outer Ring of (10) 5 ft. tubes.
A Middle Ring of (7) 7 ft. tubes.
An Inner Ring of (6) 3 ft. tubes with (1) 7 ft. tube in the center.

See drawing below of tube placement.

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444 Notice how nice and bright the skies are above the New G-2 “The Dark Knight”.
Notice also the little black dot in the clouds, directly over the Unit, near the top of the page. This is”Spotter Joe”. This Unit is so strong, we’ve started getting ‘Fly-Overs’ again!

And Below…Are the Skies we have now!

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I’ve resisted recommending these units because of cost, but now I don’t think we have a choice.

PRICING: As of 5/2016, a 10’ foot stick 1-½” Zinc Coated Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT Conduit) costs $12.48.
$12.48 X 12 = $149.76 before tax and trashcan, which is an additional $9.00 / $15.00 respectively here in MD. Or about $174.00.
But it can more easily be done in (2) Steps/Parts.

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You can get the trash can and only (7) of the (12) Tubes to start.
* Buy the Plastic Trashcan and (7) 10 ft. X 1-½ Tubes. Cut 3 feet off of each tube, which will leave you with (7) 7ft. Tubes and (7) 3ft. Tubes.
* Build the 1st (2) Inner Rings of (1) 7ft tubes in the Center, surrounded closely by (6) of the 3ft tubes for the Inner Ring, with the (7) 7ft tubes forming the Middle Ring.
This in itself will be a very powerful Unit.

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You can add the Outer Ring later.
Buy (5) 10ft X 1-½” EMT Conduits.
Cut them all in half at the 5ft. Mark, drill 1-½” holes about 2” from the edge, in the gaps between the 7ft tubes and install the 5ft tubes.

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This G-2 is the New Standard G-2. They have Upped Their Game…we must do the same!
– Wade House
East Coast Drought Slayer