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    I made some brackets that mount on my gutter mounting straps out of wood and pvc j hangars. The work great. I can send you a pic when Iím home Sunday if you would like. They were easy and inexpensive to make.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TSL View Post
    I made some brackets that mount on my gutter mounting straps out of wood and pvc j hangars. The work great. I can send you a pic when I’m home Sunday if you would like. They were easy and inexpensive to make.


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    Absolutely, that would be great. I would like to see how you made that for the gutters.

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    There are a number of places that you might have locally where you can use a 3D printer. Check your local library to see if they have one.

    There are also online places that will give you a price.

    https://lifehacker.com/five-best-3d-...llc0tnMHFwY18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byhova View Post
    Absolutely, that would be great. I would like to see how you made that for the gutters.
    Iíll get you the photos as soon as I can. We had severe storms come through over the weekend and just got power back last night. Didnít want you to think I was ignoring you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TSL View Post
    I’ll get you the photos as soon as I can. We had severe storms come through over the weekend and just got power back last night. Didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you.


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    No I figured you had stuff going on. I received the rest of my order Saturday so I have been trying to figure out what is the best approach. I am hoping to start buying the "hardware" needed to get started so when late fall gets here I have a plan to put them up efficiently so I can focus on the sequencing portion

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    Anyone considered using rear-earth magnets epoxied to the Pixel flat base, then attach to metallic gutters, or mounted metallic strips
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrGrumpy View Post
    Anyone considered using rear-earth magnets epoxied to the Pixel flat base, then attach to metallic gutters, or mounted metallic strips
    Curiosity only --- Any negative effects of a magnet being that close to the controller chip? Any effects on the chip itself, or on the digital signals going in and out of it?
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    Here is how I do it. It doesn't take long to put them up or take them down.
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    That's a feature not a bug.
    There's no charge for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith R View Post
    Here is how I do it. It doesn't take long to put them up or take them down.
    I have clips similar to that but I used them in the past for dumb icicle lights for the past 5 years. I would need to replace them through because they are starting to break when putting them up and taking them down. Do you have a problem with them not being or not looking perfectly straight? The only reason I ask that is because when I use them for the icicles over time I would lose tension on the clips & the strands of lights. The strands would sag a little but and after a few weeks it never looked as good as the day they were put up. This could have just been me being very particular about it but it would drive me crazy. I would fix it on the nice days when the roof wasn't wet. I have 2 areas that have gutters on the front. they are 108 pixels at 4" apart, and 40 pixels at 4" on the second gutter run. Once those are clips onto the bulbs it would be really easy for me to hook them on my gutters because I can access from above out of the 2nd story window rather than using a ladder.
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    I used those for years. They worked fine but in the cold when taking them down they broke a lot. I would buy them at my local Home Depot after Xmas for .75 a box. Had 5 gallon pails of them. The pvc mounting is so fast and easy to put up and take down and it keeps all the lights in line. I have a rack built that hangs down from the ceiling to store the PVC mounted lights. All the PVC is labeled to where they go. I can outline the house in less than 1/2 the time it took to do the individual clips.


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