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For those who are interested in taking a look.

I wanted to find a way of putting up and taking down the window and roof lights easily. Below are 5 pictures showing the construction.

Dave



Pic #1:

This is a 2" x 2" x 10' plastic downspout ... cost ~ $10. Pricy over all but once they are done they will be used year after year.




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Pic #2:

I used a Dremell tool to split the pipe in half. 3/4" holes were drilled every 3" to accomodate 2 strands of C9 bulbs that are 6" apart. The sockets are hidden completely in the track. The two pieces of the track and then put back together overlappingn resulting in a thin track, not much thicker than the length of the socket.


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Great minds think alike!

We designed something very similar several years ago for the exact same reasons, however we made ours a little different: We combined Minis and C7 bulbs in our setup, allowing us 6 channels of control (4 Channels of C7’s and 2 channels for the Mini’s) We ran into structural integrity issues with the pipe once it was cut, but over came this with small blocks that we screwed into place inside the pipe.

Our frame was designed to be four sections that can easily be disassembled and stored, at each corner we used insulated spade connectors for our electrical junctions of the C7’s and minis. The Mini’s became a big issue to overcome due to their design, but we achieved this by designing an internal extension cord that the minis could tap into.

The minis are held into place with DAP silicone, with the lens deep enough through so we can replace them if ever needed. The DAP allows us to uniformly align and secure the minis in a very straight line.

The corners of the light bars fit into a custom corner blocks with interior Tee-Nuts, and simply hang around the window with zip-ties in strategic positions to secure them.

The look is awesome! And well worth the time and effort involved.





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For those who may be looking an alternative on how to attach lights to an eaves trough .... I experimented today ( photos to follow .. rain all day today ) with the same 2" x 2" down spout.

I cut a section out of the back of it to make it look like a C shape and hung it over the top of my eaves ... fits beautiful ! A couple of tie straps in case the wind picks up and my 15 ft eaves trough is done in 30 seconds except for plugging them in !

Dave

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Here are a couple of pictures I took of the eaves trough horizontal piece.

Same plastic piping but instead of ripping it in half I cut out a lip on the top to hang on the eaves trough and the bottom piece sits up again the trough.

Dave


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Here is a sample of how it looks in place ... obviously it will be longer.

The nice thing also is that it comes in the exact same brown as the eaves trough so that will be the color of the final product.

Dave


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