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Cyberdust1

08:51AM | 11/14/98
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What is the best way to hang christmas lights on wooden window trim. I was thinking about either using brass hooks or staples. I am welcoming any suggestions though. Ir you can, please reply before Thanksgiving. THANKS

Paul Caton

04:33AM | 11/18/98
If using miniature lights, I have found thumbtacks work well. Your light strings may be too heavy for that, and if so get finishing nails in a color to harmonize with your exterior finish and go that route Put in at a 45 degree angle gives some wind protection help Also, small twist ties applied frequently might help hold the lights in place. Good luck.

Bill VanTuyle

07:19AM | 11/23/98
Cyber,
I like to use a solid 12 penny nail, preferrably from a framing nailer to secure those X-mas lights. Attach at a 45 deg. angle on exposed surfaces, and siding where needed. This hardware can also be used at other times of the year for decorations. Some other good ideas that can used are 2 part epoxies and also galvinized drywall screws. I have found that 2" seem to work the best. Best of luck at getting into the spirit of the season.

johnny

10:17AM | 11/23/98
Cyber, I use a craftsman stapler and nail with round crown staples, they protect the wire hold where you want them and very easy to remove. Happy holidays!!! HO! HO! HO!

johnny

10:19AM | 11/23/98
Cyber, I use a craftsman stapler and nail with round crown staples, they protect the wire hold where you want them and very easy to remove. Happy holidays!!! HO! HO! HO!
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