hanging lights on awning

Discussion in 'Lighting, Interior and Exterior' started by LockhartClan, May 8, 2012.

  1. LockhartClan

    LockhartClan New Member

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    We just got a 2006 fleetwood wiliamsberg with an awning, the type with 3 legs attached they fold up. I picked up the light hooks before opening the awning, they are the style for the awning with the slot. So my questions is where and how do you hang your camper lights. I was thinking about drilling hols and hanging with S hooks? Is this OK?
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  2. candleems

    candleems New Member

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    Clothes pins.
     
  3. Tyreguy

    Tyreguy Member

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    I just loop the lights around the horizontal poles and let em' dangle- picture a sloppy candy-cane scenario. No hooks, no ties. [:D]
     
  4. fritz_monroe

    fritz_monroe New Member

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    I use small spring clips like this.
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  5. dschlosser

    dschlosser Active Member

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    Binder clips.
     
  6. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    X2 Binder clips from staples ..... lights, gismos ....... tarps .... good and strong hold well all different sizes.
     
  7. airmech2210

    airmech2210 New Member

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    X3 for binder clips
     
  8. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    I drilled a few 1/8" holes across the front bottom edge of my carefree awning, ran a 4" length of 16 gauge (black) insulated wire through each hole and twisted the ends together to hang the light string. Doesn't matter how windy it gets, the little wires hold the light string steady and I leave them in place so I don't lose them when I remove the light string and pack up the awning.

    "S" hooks would work fine too but they're markedly more difficult to bend if need be.
     
  9. nancyanddan

    nancyanddan Active Member

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    X4 for binder clips!
     
  10. Starcraft Away

    Starcraft Away New Member

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    binder Clips here , cheap easy and no work involved to install.
     
  11. mamabean5

    mamabean5 Active Member

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    Used to use clothes pins until my DD majoring in Hospitality turned me on to Binder clips. They are great! The super large ones work wonderfully as tablecloth holders too. :)
     
  12. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

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    can try the hooks for gutters that holds Christmas icicle lights
     
  13. Kdugan

    Kdugan Member

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    Yep you guessed it... Binder clips [:D] they work great for lots of things!
     
  14. jash1178

    jash1178 You can't fix stupid!

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    I use the wire bread ties. And when taking them down to pack up, I just leave the bread ties on the awning, twist them tight, and leave them on the awning for next time. [CP]
     
  15. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    mamabean5 Active Member

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  17. raymonk

    raymonk New Member

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    Clothes pins but not the cheap plastic ones that you get a dozen for a dollar.These won't work well. We've also used those black report clips, I like to use the ones that are about 2 inches.
     
  18. Hawkester

    Hawkester Hawkesnest

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    We use rope lights so the wrap around the top horizontal poles to the right and left and I use a "S" type hook to connect them back to themselves.
     
  19. raymonk

    raymonk New Member

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    I like the rope light idea. Last year, I bought a set of patio lights, the kind with little round glass bulbs about 2" round, and found these a mess to work with as these were very fragile. I broke severa of the lights just trying to hang them. The patio lights that we all have grown to love or hate, aren't what they used to be, rather small. Rope lighting, now does this give off enough light?
     

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