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    Default Re: Attatching Mini Trees To a Pitched Roof

    Someone here recently had pictures of mini trees mounted to a pvc frame to sit on the front porch. Sorry, can't remember who it was... I think something like that might work though, if you weighted it down with sandbags, or used pipe straps to hold it to the eaves.

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    I think a good way to mount them be to create a wooden A-Frame using 2x4s. Then drill holes for the center poles at the same angle as your roof. Then you can simply hang the A-Frame from the Ridge. If you want to avoid fasteners completely, then you could simply use counter weight to go over the backside of the roof.
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    Someone on PC had a Mega-tree on the roof, so Mini-tree's can't be too hard.

    BTW: I thought about doing this also. I have a two-story with a partial first-story roof and I figured these could go on the front edge. I only rap one string so you can see through them.

    Seems too me that regular shingle clips should hold these but maybe something else needs to be made. I've been using the two foot tomato cages and they seem pretty light and since I don't load them up with a lot of lights, the wind should flow right through.
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    Hi;
    I guess the reindeer in a tree begs the question:

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    kychristmas- The counter-weight is a really good idea.. Although I would obviously like a simpler idea if anyone has one, that will definitely work if all else fails, thanks!

    Ernie, on a side related question, on the 2 foot tomato cage, how many lights do you put on it? just 1 100ct strand or multiple?

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    I use just a single 100ct mini strand. I still use the ones that I made four years ago, same strings too. I’ve asked several people about the brightness and got the same answer that they were bright enough. The all immediately comment that they like the fact that you can see through them. That was my initial intent.

    I’ll upload a picture later when I’m home so you can see how they compare with the rest of the display.
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    This is what I have made for attaching things to the roof.

    It goes back under the tile above it and is held in place by a nail or screw the tile fixing hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieHorning View Post
    Iíll upload a picture later when Iím home so you can see how they compare with the rest of the display.
    Sorry that I couldn't post this sooner. For whatever reason, I can't get to DoItYourselfChristmas.com from home. I ran a trace route search and my connection runs down to a server in Texas and stops. I have no idea how to re-route my connection like they do in the movies, or even if it's actually possible. I have no problem getting anywhere else on the internet. I was kind of bummed over the weekend with out my DIY fix.

    Here's a picture of my mini trees in comparison with other strings of mini lights.
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    Thank you Ernie!
    Back to the question at hand, angle the base of the minitrees to match the roof to start. Then attach them to thin plywood with a frame that goes over the peak with sand bags to hold it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpb View Post
    This is what I have made for attaching things to the roof.

    It goes back under the tile above it and is held in place by a nail or screw the tile fixing hole.

    Jon
    I know this thread is old, but for future reference to others

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    Xmas11---Roof-Santa-Sleigh-Support-Pic.jpg

    These are from marquisite at auschristmaslighting.com. I also needed a way to secure displays to a roof. Good luck to all who read.

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