Attaching lights to tiled roof

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  1. matt_65

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    I am outlining my roof with mini lights and wanted to know how others affixed their lights to roofs.


    I will be running along the top ridge line, and down the sides.


    We have concrete tiles.


    Thanks,




    Matt
     
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    All my strip for the roof is attached too cable tie mounts. After you clean the tile attach it with some silicone then you can mount to them.

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    Steve put me onto these, and I can tell you they are simple to use and quite effective.
     
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    Is it a bad thing that since that photo was taken I have had my roof re-sprayed Black to blend in with the Christmas attachments?
     
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    They look interesting. Are these the ones you are talking about?
    http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/cable-tie-mounts/0219875/?origin=PSF_412529|alt
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    Yes that is them. I think I got them off eBay by the Hundreds for cheaper then RS components. I have them installed every 5 ridge caps so all up I only needed 30
     
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    BLA sell them so if you want you can ask your local chandlery to get them in for you
     
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    Just got a 100 of the suckers from eBay for $9 and cable ties for $1.


    Be too late for this weekend but will install them after I have put up the lights.


    Thanks heaps for your help.






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    SM put me onto these as well and they are awesome. I didnt use silicon underneath them and they are still stuck there, very solidly, gotta pry them off with a knife lol :) I have the bigger white ones and smaller black ones, the larger ones are much better.
     
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    Do the mounts stay on the roof all year, and if so how do they weather, or do they have to be taken down at seasons end?
     
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    Mine stay there all year. they seem to still be ok
     
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    He says before the first storm of summer :)
     
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    I put steve onto these, mine have been up there going on 4 years now, they work real well for the roof line
     
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    im thinking steve perhaps should have used one of these for his anchor point a little while ago......... hmmmmmmmm
     

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