How do you attach your Lights to a Colorbond Roof Line?

Dreamin

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I have 5 rare earth magnets over a 4 metres and they are stored on the patio on the side of a steal beam no problems. You can always add a couple more. One big thing I found with those magnets is do not do them up really tight as the break very easily.
Awesome, thanks. I'll probably do what Shane G did for the round stuff and stuck and magnets on the square stuff direct. I just ordered 50 so that should sort me out for this year. :)
 

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Hey guys, Just a thought... have been listening to the professional tryers podcast.. one of the guests had their entore display on their roof and was discussing securing props.. he used "sandbags" on the legs to secure them.. why couldnt you have a "leg" at 90 degrees to the string and just use a sandbag to hold it in place?? Really no wind to take into account on an outline??
 

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Copies the idea above and ordered some 20x10x5 magnets. 3D printed frame for them, and shrink wrapped with 32mm shrink wrap, screwed to clip and done.

Has a good deal of grip so going to give it a go for the roof and gutter.

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I found these on Thingyverse the other day:


Obviously only 1 magnet per clip, but you can print the whole clip, so just print more :D

I've just bought myself some PETG filament to test with and was going to give it a go and post the results.
 

Dreamin

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I found these on Thingyverse the other day:


Obviously only 1 magnet per clip, but you can print the whole clip, so just print more :D

I've just bought myself some PETG filament to test with and was going to give it a go and post the results.
I thought about doing the whole clip like that and magnet in one, but prefer the cover for the magnet so it doesn't scratch the paint on my gutter and colourbond roof when moving around into position etc. My magnets don't have a screw hole either. I just designed my mount myself, took about 10 mins, and printed in PETG 0.3mm in 23mins. :laugh::thumbsup: The clips are cheap as chips from bunnings from memory, or I can make them separate.

Also just be sure your printing the right size, he's talking inches on that link which might cause you issues, because you can't just scale it up. ;)
 

Bigwillystyle

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I like it Dreamin.. I'm now thinking that i need to add a 3d printer to my list of things to buy.. lol

one question that I've been considering when looking at mounting on my gutters/facias/eves is how do you guys deal with downpipes?? Do you stop and start either side of the downpipe or run underneath/over the top??
 

Ltmup

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Has anyone tried ceiling batten, used to attach gyprock, drilled with cable run in channel and fixed to tin roof with magnets??
 

Dreamin

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one question that I've been considering when looking at mounting on my gutters/facias/eves is how do you guys deal with downpipes?? Do you stop and start either side of the downpipe or run underneath/over the top??
I'm lucky I don't have any downpipes in the way of a run. so can't help you there. Only my garage is visible from the road.
 

djgra79

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I cabletie my conduit (which is holding the chormatrim) using the overflow slots in the front facing side of guttering. The downpipes are located on the bottom so they are not in the way.
 

Bigwillystyle

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ok that makes sense DJ, your right up on the far outer edge of your gutter.. I think that's going to be my solution as well. I have at least 4 maybe 5 (can't remember without going outside) that are in the way of my gutter outlines.. I have another one right on the front pillar which I will have to deal with in the future when I go to a matrix panel on the pillar..
 
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