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    I was pondering ripping a strip of 10ft pvc down the middle. I would do the same for the corners as well and use small screws to attach. Of course I'm a bit lazy so I'll probably just use the whole piece of PVC pipe instead of ripping...
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    You counted all of those?

    Yes, there's a hundred count tree on each window frame. The smaller ones are just spaced closer. Those are the old Target yellow incandescent's from about six years ago. I have lots of spare bulbs, so I've only needed to replace a couple bulbs.
    No I only counted the long side and a short side and doubled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJZ View Post
    I was pondering ripping a strip of 10ft pvc down the middle. I would do the same for the corners as well and use small screws to attach.
    Realize that unless you’re using a laser or water cutter, you’re going to be losing the width of the saw blade. The stuff that I used was 1/2 inch outside diameter (hot water) pipe. I can’t remember but I don’t think I used any screws; it fit pretty snug. If so, I probably used an aluminum rivet that was just press fitted in.

    Also, realize that the pipe is only about $2 for 10 feet and a whole pipe is much stronger than half of one. To be able to attach two pipes without an elbow joint you’re going to have issues with trapezoiding. Twenty feet up in the air, I wanted this to be as easy as possible; and it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieHorning View Post
    Realize that unless you’re using a laser or water cutter, you’re going to be losing the width of the saw blade. The stuff that I used was 1/2 inch outside diameter (hot water) pipe. I can’t remember but I don’t think I used any screws; it fit pretty snug. If so, I probably used an aluminum rivet that was just press fitted in.

    Also, realize that the pipe is only about $2 for 10 feet and a whole pipe is much stronger than half of one. To be able to attach two pipes without an elbow joint you’re going to have issues with trapezoiding. Twenty feet up in the air, I wanted this to be as easy as possible; and it is.
    The highest point on my house is about 15ft up.... lucky me.. if I was a bit younger I'd be willing to jump... anyways

    that's where the "I'm lazy and will probably use the whole piece" comes in
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    Just want to say thank you for these ideas. Those PVC clips are great. It's these simple, cheap ideas that enable *most* of us to keep our shows going. I remember early on trying to figure out how to mount lights to brick. Looked at brick clips (uber expensive) and other ideas. One day someone mentioned hot glue and tiny eye screws. Now my brick wall is covered by hundreds of these things that cost maybe $20.

    Keep the ideas and pictures coming.
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