House outline in electrical trunking thoughts

Mark_M

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I'm not a 100% sure but it definetely has UV stabilised printed on the back of it I've seen this used on the exterior of buildings before but I can't say I know weather it will stay as translucent I spose only time will tell
I suppose I'll take a look at Bunnings when I'm next free.
I have a scrap of smaller trunking, so that might get placed outside for the next few months.
 

stevelee

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They look good. I'm surprised how well the light comes through the plastic. My problem is my OCD would not like the inconsistent pixel spacing! LOL!!
My OCD would have me drilling hundreds of small holes and cable tieing each pixel into place.
 

stevelee

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40x25 duct/trunk from the electrical wholesalers
Magnets from eBay or local maybe Bunnings
Stainless screws and nuts from a hardware store (do not do up really tight it will break the magnets
A dab of silicon or hot glue so the nuts do not come lose
11.5mm-12mm (test first) drill to the space you want or what your string will let you and your done
1 - 4m length I have about 80 in there 4-6 magnets.
I was wondering if that would work. Thank you for proving it.

I am thinking to permanently mount the apexes for my roof line. There's no gutter and nothing magnetic to stick it to on them, so they'll be screwed up.
 

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A thought regarding UV deterioration, there are aerosol UV coatings available to help protect plastics, vinyls, and such. I've never used them so no idea on how long a coating would last or how often it would need reapplied.
 

Melinda

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This is the exact thing we were thinking of doing with this product. Except drilling the holes though, which was going to be a lot of holes lol. I'm also surprised how much light comes through, that's great! Thanks for posting. Ended up deciding to go with corro strip this year for convenience and time, but definitely keen to hear how they go in the weather.
 

Mark_M

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I suppose I'll take a look at Bunnings when I'm next free.
I have a scrap of smaller trunking, so that might get placed outside for the next few months.
I went to Bunnings in the weekend. Sure enough, the NZ DETA stock says UV stabilised.

I'll give a scrap piece a go.
 

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MichaelF5

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hmmm the feel I've had looking at the strips and Stevelee's CDO is your best bet is to get the IP 68 strips and aim them back at the house so you don't get the individual pixels showing and if you tuck it with some aluminium extrusion so the sun does not hit the strip you'd tick most boxes
 
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