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piobair64
09-19-2010, 09:34 AM
http://www.helenahistory.org/fire_tower_sept_1940_HFD.htm

I am trying to light (among other things) the roof of this structure. Looking at the shape of the roof from above, it is octagonal and is approximately 10' in diameter. Each edge of the octagon is 4 1/2'. Any ideas on lighting it with the least amount of waste? I would like to light the eaves and the ridges (or spokes of the octagon, if you will.)

Any help would be appreciated.

Sean

piobair64
09-19-2010, 09:36 AM
The structure can be seen at

http://www.helenahistory.org/fire_tower_sept_1940_HFD.htm

piobair64
09-19-2010, 09:42 AM
I am using this product to light it.

http://creativedisplays.com/siteresources/modules/webstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=591

mkess
09-19-2010, 11:41 AM
I am using this product to light it.

http://creativedisplays.com/siteresources/modules/webstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=591

You cut those strings to your length and place a male and female connector on the ends.

dmcole
09-20-2010, 11:25 AM
Is this a temporary installation or a permanent one?

If temporary, I would mount the light strings on 1x2 pine board or use PVC pipe that has been slitted with holes drilled into it, one board or pipe for each side of the octagon and one each for each ridge.

As mkess suggested, you'd attach vampire male and female at each end of the board or pipe.

Then haul it all up there (hope you're not afraid of heights) and attach it with hooks and eyes or drywall screws (or both).

If permanent, then insulated staples everywhere.

Personally, I think the real problem will be working at that distance from the ground (probably 40-50 feet, maybe more -- most fire outlooks are many stories into the air). But then, I can get dizzy and fall off a step stool.

HTH.

\dmc