Chromatrim to PVC pipe

pistolpete2020

New elf
Joined
Feb 11, 2022
Messages
10
Hi all,

Im currently running black chtomatrim down the vertical pieces of my house no issue at all.. but for horizontal postion they flop around and dont stay flat.. ive seen alot use pvc pipe and cable tied to give it stiffness and strenght.. My question is wat size pvc pipe do most use and what kind of clips do you mount these bad boys onto the house with


many thanks

pete
 

djgra79

My name is Graham & I love flashing lights!
Global moderator
Generous elf
Joined
Dec 27, 2011
Messages
2,045
Location
Cranbourne West
25mm conduit and cable tie mounts that are siliconed in place.
View: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufzj8ksf9qzohhu/cabletie%20mount.JPG?dl=0
 

Conrad

New elf
Joined
Nov 17, 2021
Messages
19

These are essentially the same thing but a few bucks cheaper 👍
 

fugley

New elf
Joined
Jan 7, 2022
Messages
47
I think we all pretty much do it the same all over the world
i use the same idea under gutters over the roof bla bla
magnets i recess into the clip/holder and hot glue ... on the roof ill add more clips / closer centers as its a pressed tin tile roof with know clean flat areas to hold to ... 500/600mm center to center ... still standing after 80kmh winds :p
the other clips i just 3D print for cable management for what fits what at the time

IMG-8162.jpgIMG-8163.jpgIMG-8164.jpg
 

Kartman

New elf
Generous elf
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
37
Location
Cairns
To install my icicles I put rivet nuts in the trim and just screw everything up. When I take the icicles down you can barely notice anything
 

welby

New elf
Joined
Feb 6, 2020
Messages
25
Location
Newcastle
Doing mine like this right now using 25mm conduit.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20221012_164040.jpg
    IMG_20221012_164040.jpg
    388.1 KB · Views: 45
  • IMG_20221012_164043.jpg
    IMG_20221012_164043.jpg
    517.4 KB · Views: 44

drakky

Full time elf
Joined
Dec 2, 2012
Messages
498
does our back of the wries rub up aginst the house ?
yes I had the same problem , my solution was to make a small 3D printed stand off for standard 20mm Conduit Mounting Clips
I use the 20mm conduit ,seems to work quite ok , the base spans standard gaps between bricks as I didn't want to drill into the brick and the gap underneath fits over the ridge in my fascia which I put rivet nuts in





stand_offs2.jpgstand_offs.jpg
 

pistolpete2020

New elf
Joined
Feb 11, 2022
Messages
10
yes I had the same problem , my solution was to make a small 3D printed stand off for standard 20mm Conduit Mounting Clips
I use the 20mm conduit ,seems to work quite ok , the base spans standard gaps between bricks as I didn't want to drill into the brick and the gap underneath fits over the ridge in my fascia which I put rivet nuts in





View attachment 21185View attachment 21186
Mate that is brilliant , I don’t have a 3D printer would you be able to make some for me $$$
 
Top