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I'm just curious what everyone is using to actually hang their lights. This year i would really like to put something up that can simply stay up to make it that much easier next year. Any suggestions would be appricated.

 

I was thinking something like http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/p/Nail-n-Clip-Light-Clips---25-Pack-Hooks-and-Hangers--20821--103.htm?source=Shopzilla

 

But my question is, will these stay if i want to use them along my roof line? Can i just swap out to a longer nail and will they hold up?

 

Thanks in advance.

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that could get expensive

Here is what I plan to use

http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?TYPE=CATEGORY&CATEGORY=HT_CONS_FAST

 

I'm really looking for something i can leave on the roof, making it so i can just clip the lights this year and every year following. Time is money :-)

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I'm just curious what everyone is using to actually hang their lights. This year i would really like to put something up that can simply stay up to make it that much easier next year. Any suggestions would be appricated.

 

I was thinking something like http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/p/Nail-n-Clip-Light-Clips---25-Pack-Hooks-and-Hangers--20821--103.htm?source=Shopzilla

 

But my question is, will these stay if i want to use them along my roof line? Can i just swap out to a longer nail and will they hold up?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

What type of lights are you putting up? Mini-lights? C9? LED C6/M5?

 

I have a couple of options I could direct you towards, depending on what you are going to be putting up.

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I think those clips may be a little pricey, but they look like something I'd prefer to use over the cable clamps I'm using now.  Since I have to unscrew the clamp to open it and then screw it back down.  With the ones the OP is showing I could screw those down with a small screw for easier removal or replacement in case of breakage or UV wear down {part gets brittle and breaks}.  And since they are sprung to open and close, seems this would be the easiest and best way to hang your lights.    I may have to invest in some of these, just seem to be a good item for hanging lights much easier than most methods I've tried.

 

I'll still use my screw down cable clamps for hanging my wireframes.

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I zip tied mine to 1-1/4" PVC pipe. Made hangers from 1/2" wide steel strap and painted them white. I hung the PVC with the lights on the strap hangers. On the second story. I did about the same thing, but put pully's on the hangers and used a rope to pull up the pipe and lights. I pre attach my extension cords before pulling up the pipe on the second floor roof. 

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What type of lights are you putting up? Mini-lights? C9? LED C6/M5?

 

I have a couple of options I could direct you towards, depending on what you are going to be putting

 

M5 and C9 led's

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I zip tied mine to 1-1/4" PVC pipe. Made hangers from 1/2" wide steel strap and painted them white. I hung the PVC with the lights on the strap hangers. On the second story. I did about the same thing, but put pully's on the hangers and used a rope to pull up the pipe and lights. I pre attach my extension cords before pulling up the pipe on the second floor roof.

Sounds like what I plan for this year. Have any pictures?

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I'm just curious what everyone is using to actually hang their lights. This year i would really like to put something up that can simply stay up to make it that much easier next year. Any suggestions would be appricated.

 

I was thinking something like http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/p/Nail-n-Clip-Light-Clips---25-Pack-Hooks-and-Hangers--20821--103.htm?source=Shopzilla

 

But my question is, will these stay if i want to use them along my roof line? Can i just swap out to a longer nail and will they hold up?

 

Thanks in advance.

A comment about the website that you linked to. Click "Click for a larger view" and an inset opens up (same size image), but you can still "click for a larger view". When you click that a new tab opens up with (you guessed it) the same size image.

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I've used the small 7/8" white cup hooks from Home Depot and screwed them into my eaves.  http://www.homedepot.com/p/OOK-7-8-in-White-Cup-Hook-5-Pack-55543/203721764?keyword=049223555430#.UkoweIzna1s (I don't know why online its says 5 pack when it's actually a 40pc set.) They generally stay for about 2-3 years before they would start to loosen up.  I'd say at least 80% of the ones I originally put in 10 years ago were still there before I took them down this year.  It made hanging icicles and c9's a breeze.  This year I went to strip lighting so I had to start all over completely.

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Sounds like what I plan for this year. Have any pictures?

I'll try to take pictures of it soon, I don't know if I can get them loaded on here. Never done that before.

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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=130865918802

I use these. Cheap and hold a lot of wire.

I used those little clips Dan was asking about. They didn't last past the first year. And they were difficult to load and unload.

 

 

What do you use to keep the lights in place along the crests of your roof line?

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What do you use to keep the lights in place along the crests of your roof line?

I don't have lights in the crown. Mine hang on the edge. Skip these under the shingles and thread wires.

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I also use a shingle hook on the roof itself.  Each year I make a free handed picture out of strands of lights and use similar clips that bobschm showed.  I got mine at Walmart few years back and some at Harmon's. Here is what the item is: http://www.americansale.com/Products/All-Purpose-Light-Holders__673204.aspx They've worked for me for years.  They just slip under the shingles and even in heavy wind storms they stay put.  I don't do too much by way of setting each individual light, but when I need to these did the trick. 

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