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Hanging Christmas Lights Outside

  • 09-12-2014 11:07am
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    Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ Mikey101


    Wondering if anyone can help.. trying to hang outdoor xmas lights (icicles) from gutter. used self adhesive hooks which lasted one night - lights on the ground this morning :)

    Does anyone know where i can get gutter hooks/clips locally or is there another way to hang them without having to pick them up every morning :)

    Thanks,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 we'llallhavetea


    i have a wee trick, i use curtain hoops, ye know the white swirly yokes? pop them along the length of the lights and slip them into the grooves of the fascia! never fallen down once! and they stay on so it takes about 5 minutes every year to throw them up! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 monflat


    We got the gutter ones in home store and more and they seem good (so far).

    About 1.99 for 100


  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ Mikey101


    thanks both! very inventive we'llallhavetea :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 we'llallhavetea


    thank you! cannot take the credit, my uncle told my dad about this years ago and we've been using it ever since! :)


  • Site Banned Posts: 180 ✭✭ kellymick39


    Mikey101 wrote: »
    Wondering if anyone can help.. trying to hang outdoor xmas lights (icicles) from gutter. used self adhesive hooks which lasted one night - lights on the ground this morning :)

    Does anyone know where i can get gutter hooks/clips locally or is there another way to hang them without having to pick them up every morning :)

    Thanks,

    Gutter clips is what you wanted,they clip onto your gutter in a split second,and then you clip the lights onto the gutter clips.No messing about and job done very fast too.They stay in put in the harshest of weather and the strongest of winds,and so too do your lights.
    BnQ were selling off bags of the long gutter clips for 60 cents a bag the other day,I stocked up on some spare bags of them for the next few years.They are very handy for outdoor light hanging indeed.:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,956 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    if your facia board is made of timber...you could also use cable clips


  • Site Banned Posts: 180 ✭✭ kellymick39


    fryup wrote: »
    if your facia board is made of timber...you could also use cable clips

    IMO alot of needless and pointless hassle when up a ladder and trying to hammer in clips to hold up lights.Then you also have the hassle of unclipping the lights back out of the cable clips with a flathead screwdriver when little Christmas has passed.All in all alot of needless and pointless hassle on a ladder in wintery weather or wet windy weather.Plus you will be piercing through the plastic pvc facia board and then the plywood beneath,which over time with frost,ice,rain and wind will make it worse and create splits to occur.You will also ruin the look of any painted facia boards too with holes and cracks in the paint and wood.
    But whatever floats your boat.
    Gutterclips for the win allways.And at 60 cents a bag in BnQ,well its a no brainer.:)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15767732607/

    Lots more bags of gutter clips put out for sale today,so bought some more.Handy to have for future years to come.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16157259632/


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