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Mounting CCR's to a roofline

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Anyone know of a straight, low bend, not brittle method of mounting CCR's to a roofline? I don't really trust 1"x2" wood ferring strips. I fear they will snap during installation/teardown...and snap my CCR's with it. Any ideas? Thx!

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How are you attaching the conduit to a flat surface on the roofline (and keeping the LED's pointing outward)? thx!

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I have used the furring strips for 2 years with my c7 leds with no problems but I don't have any ccr's so I don't know if they weigh more.

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Hey...that's an idea on the J-channel. I wonder if aluminum J-channel (not super-thin) is made and sold locally. Is the vinyl J-channel flexible to where it bends all over the place with a weight load on it (i.e. CCR)? thx!

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WayneKremer wrote:

Hey...that's an idea on the J-channel. I wonder if aluminum J-channel (not super-thin) is made and sold locally. Is the vinyl J-channel flexible to where it bends all over the place with a weight load on it (i.e. CCR)? thx!


We put new siding on our house this year, and after that I was in search of a way to hang lights on our house without putting any holes in it.


Not sure about the bend. In my application on the eves I slide the flat part under the shingles. Where I have gutters, I turn the J channel around and it clips (hangs) on my gutters. Also around my windows I use the J channel backwards and it clips right behind the J channel around my windows.

I have tested the J channel in all of the places mentioned above, but have not made a full install yet. I have tried J channel around my window with the LED strip attached to it. There was no sagging in it.

I have a tool that punches the elongated nail holes in siding. I will use this to put extra holes where I need them to attach the LED strips (CCR) to the J channel with zip ties.


If I get a chance tomorrow I will attach a LED strip (CCR) to a 12' piece of J channel and take some pictures of how it holds up without much support.

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The J channel mounting mething is going to work great in my application.

Below shows a 12' J channel with LED strip attached. Its balanced on saw horse showing what it does when moving around with one hand.

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Below shows a 12' J channel with saw horses at 4 1/2' apart (arms length)

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LED strip was attached to the J channel using 4" zip ties. The LED strip was attached to the J channel on different sides.

LED strip attached to the 'face' of the J channel. (Attaching to the 'face' of the J channel is not actually used in my application.)

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LED strip attached to the to the backside of the 'nailing strip' of J channel. (Used on gutters and around windows in my application.)


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Attaching LED strip to underneath the 'face' of the J channel. (Used on eves with 'nailing strip' pushed under shingles.)

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Holes were punched in the J channel every 2' where needed.

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I have many more pictures. I am going to try and put together and post it on my website.

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Thanks for posting the pics Paul. You've given me some food for thought on mounting a CCR above my garage doors.

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Here are some pictures from my actual application.

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With the CCR/LED strip attached to the backside of the nailing strip on the J channel, the 'face' of the J channel will slide right under the existing J channel and lock in place. When I get ready to do the windows I will actually cut a V in the nailing strip on the J channel and it will just fold around the corner of the window.

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With CCR/LED strip attached same was as above the 'face' of the J channel will just hang on the gutter.

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With the CCR/LED strip attached underneath the 'face' of the J channel the nail strip of the J channel will slide right under the shingles and they hold it in place

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Thanks for the pictures and details Paul! Maybe I'm worrying about the flexibility of the CCR's too much. Does the J channel bend in half easily? I can handle the flexing, but a hard bend would be bad. Thx!

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WayneKremer wrote:

Thanks for the pictures and details Paul! Maybe I'm worrying about the flexibility of the CCR's too much. Does the J channel bend in half easily? I can handle the flexing, but a hard bend would be bad. Thx!


It does not bend in half easily unless it is cut (notched) first.

Another thing is the J channel only comes in 12' lengths as far as I know. Unless you cut the CCR in 12' or less lengths part of attaching the CCR/LED strip will have to be done after the J channel is put up. I don't see anyway for one person to put up a 16' CCR with it attached to 2 seperate J channels before hand.

How are you planning on attaching the J channel to your house? I think attaching it with nails, staples. or whatever in 3 places would be enough. Maybe even 2 places if put in the right place.

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rwertz wrote:

Thanks for posting the pics Paul. You've given me some food for thought on mounting a CCR above my garage doors.


Glad I could help.

If you come up with something let us know.

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Ideally I would like to find some type of rigid J channel, but not sure if it exists. It would be great to find something in a 18' or 20' length, but I'm probably dreaming. If I find something, I'll post it.

The way I plan on doing the J channel is screwing to the facia in 3 locations. The wind around here is terrible during the decorating season, so I tend to over do things. :)

Wayne

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I got the two pieces I was using to test with from Lowes. Now that I see it works like I thought it would. I will get the siding company to deliver what I need that matches what is already on the house.

I have also found it online.

You will find some places online by googling "vinyl J channel".

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