View Full Version : Outdoor Maze HELP PLEASE!

09-06-2008, 12:48 PM
I'm trying to build a maze OUTSIDE with visqueen (black plastic). The visqueen is 10 foot high but I need help figuring out how to make these "walls" structurally. Do I just need to use large wood stakes and drive them in the ground and then maybe nail or zip tie them? Maybe rebar?

How do I keep the black plastic up! Surely, someone's done this before Help! :confused:

Greg Chrise
09-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Stakes are for the barbeque grill! You will still need either lumber or PVC pipe frames for the wall supports, then small stakes to the ground all screwed together. The other way is posts in the ground with wire strung from post to post. Then the black plastic is draped over the top of this with black or grey duct tape holding the seams together.

09-09-2008, 12:19 PM
You may want to check with your local building inspector and fire marshall first. I know in our area, black plastic of just about any type is a huge no-no. It would surely suck to put it all up and then find out it has to come down.

Mr Nightmarez
09-09-2008, 12:51 PM
I have to agree about Plastic (No -No - NO)

But when we drape Camo Netting we utilize $100 10x10 Tents from Wal-Mart and 2x4's w/ Cable and ratchet system.

If you have trees or poles nearby - utilize a cable and ratchet to tighten. Drape the material (notice I did not say the "P" word)

Feel free to toss me an e-mail if you want more detail



09-09-2008, 01:37 PM
What is you budget -are you you doing this for friends and TOT's or as a pro haunt -I can't remember if it was Randy Daniels or Cliff Martin but one of them had pics of a haunt where they had canvas over a frame of conduit or emt and had it stuck in the ground - looked expensive (vs. not cheaply done or halfassed ) and labor intensive but it met local codes .

09-09-2008, 05:31 PM
thanks for all the responses. im helping with a charity haunt so yes it is kinda professional but at the same time-kinda not. it's only open 5 nights so it's by no means a large event. just something fun for the community and a fundraiser for a local group.