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    Default Roofline Mounting

    Simple things are hard when you give them too much thought.

    I want to mount PVC pipe to my dormers and gutters. On the PVC I want to drape garland, red, green and white lights. I also want to attach pixabulbs directly to the PVC (probably zip ties). My question is how would you approach mounting the PVC to a 45 degree roof line? I think it's going to be heavy and plastic roof clips will slide. I've toyed with the idea of sitting something over the peak, like a 90 degree piece of steel, letting it hang over and mounting PVC to it. Also something like a clamp that goes over the roof and under the soffit. I really don't want to punch holes in the nice the aluminum that wraps the fascia. I'm might consider doing just that if I can punch just a couple of holes and put a threaded insert into it. After Christmas I could remove bolts holding the PVC and insert a plastic cover to hide it. What would you do?

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    I know that putting holes in the aluminum is not the ideal solution, but you might consider using something like this: http://www.holidaycoro.com/Half-Inch...Clip-p/770.htm. I'm going to give them a try this year and see how they work.
    Keith

    2016 - Added 1900 pixels (12V, WS2811) using 9 ESPixelSticks for 2 8' 180 degree trees, 2 star toppers, 2 column pixel matrices, and 3 chromabulbs
    2015 - added 900 pixels (12V, WS2811) using 2 E6804 controllers (6 arches, 6 minitrees)
    2014 - 87 channels of AC lights ran by my Arduino Light Controller
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    Default Re: Roofline Mounting

    For your peaks, i am sure you could use them some how. https://www.cannysystems.com/

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    I am going to try this...

    from here about 3/4 of the way down the page

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    For your gutters and gable ends I did this. Simple strapping from Home Depot. Doesn't rust, stays in place and slides under shingles.
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    Last year I use a similar setup as you are describing. I used J-hooks for all of my pipes. Over a 10' length of pipe I put 4 hook in. I just hung the pipes from my gutters. Where I didn't have gutters I found the same 12" strapping from home depot. I made a couple of bends at the end to make sure it would not flex. Stopping at on of the big holes. I then slid the strapping under the end shingles and hooked the J-hooks to the strapping. Worked great, made my roof-line setup much easier and took half the time to set it up. Can provide pic if needed.

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    Thanks for the advice. I see a couple of things that I'll try in the next few days.

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    Default Re: Roofline Mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by scootchu View Post
    For your gutters and gable ends I did this. Simple strapping from Home Depot. Doesn't rust, stays in place and slides under shingles.
    13063389_1785109841720712_6463645821274733771_o.jpg
    12622508_1751712068393823_3529575462731504813_o.jpg
    12622072_1751712071727156_5556155468800398_o.jpg
    Any particular method you used to bend them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootchu View Post
    For your gutters and gable ends I did this. Simple strapping from Home Depot. Doesn't rust, stays in place and slides under shingles.
    13063389_1785109841720712_6463645821274733771_o.jpg
    12622508_1751712068393823_3529575462731504813_o.jpg
    12622072_1751712071727156_5556155468800398_o.jpg
    What exactly are those? Love the idea

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    There's a UPC code on a photo above...

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