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    Ive gotten myself about 340 ft of pvc pipes and need to figure out a way to mount the leds on them. Originally, I was going to drill holes into the pipes but there's a lot of chances of me messing up. I've looked around and saw https://www.holidaycoro.com/PixNode-...odes-p/763.htm. I know that with a couple of zip ties, I could strap them all in. My question is for which way would keep them more secure?

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    I ziptied mine on for window frames. Those suckers haven't moved two years strong now.

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    I also zip tied mine in a cross cross pattern. It took some time but they donít move at all. For the c9 bulbs I used 8Ēzip ties and had a good amount that I could hold onto and pull tight. It was not fast but Iím sure quicker than drilling holes in each.


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    You might want to take a look at www.boscoyostudio.com also. They have a bunch of different mounting strips for different places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camalotte View Post
    I also zip tied mine in a cross cross pattern. It took some time but they donít move at all. For the c9 bulbs I used 8Ēzip ties and had a good amount that I could hold onto and pull tight. It was not fast but Iím sure quicker than drilling holes in each.


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    I did mine in a similar pattern, but you need to keep in mine that staying hydrated while working is important! (LOL)

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    I mount mine in boscoyo strips and then zip tie the strips to the pipe. More recently I drilled holes in the pipe and pushed the Pixels into the holes.


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    For bullet notes, try some Boscoyo ChromaTrim. It comes in 4-foot or 7'9" lengths (v4). If you have square nodes, I'd just ziptie it on the PVC directly.

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    Thus far, I've used zip-ties. It takes some time but it's not that bad. What *is* bad is that my OCD kicks in and I'm out there several times during the season trying to re-align bulbs that are only slightly out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormyblade View Post
    ... my OCD kicks in ...
    I like to call it OCO.
    It's an order, not a disorder.

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    Hi all,

    Related to this thread, I created these window frames in PVC for a pair of double windows and am using Boscoyo strip and of course a pixel lands right where I have a tee for mid window support to prevent sagging. These sit (mostly friction fit) in windows where I have cultured stone surrounding the window so I have been hesitant to drill in to put any type of mounting hardware. Before pixels, I simply put them in and hot glued the corner. But with pixels they don't sit as flush as they used to so perhaps I need to rethink using a tee in the middle. That of course would be the easiest solution but I'm trying not to add too much to the project list. Do you think drilling out the tee and inserting the pixel through the tee into the strip would work?

    Thanks.

    Tim

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