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    Great ideas all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osgoor View Post
    Great ideas all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omzig View Post
    The ratchet tie downs are great, but to attach a 3' x 5' piece of Coroplast? Sounds like overkill.
    Menards sell a set of 4 with out the ratched for about $6. They are the type you just pull the strap through and pull tight. You release by unlocking the friction clamp.

    They would not need to hold any tighter than that.
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    I was speaking in terms of my own experience up there. Id rather move a small ratchet then give a heave ho on a belt, slip and fall off the roof. I just have this feeling that the older I get, the more its going to hurt when I hit the ground.
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    the pull ones would work fine for this application I think - wally world has them also.

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    I stopped by harbor freight today and found a pkg of 4, 15' straps for $10.00. I think that should do the job. They are bright orange so they will be getting spray painted first.

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    What about "Plumber's Tape". I've seen it used to secure antenna masts to brick chimneys. The holes would allow screws into the boards on the back of a display and a couple of stove bolts to join the ends on the other side of the chimney. Being galvanized metal it would stand up to the weather. It's around $3 - $4 for a 10' roll but can probably be found for less. Just a thought.

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    Never heard it called tape before, I've always seen it as plumbers' strap.
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