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How are you guys mounting items on the roof? I have a single small item in considering for the roof, but not sure how to secure it there. Hopefully something without too much difficulty. It's a Santa and sleigh, about 24 inch tall and only a few inches deep (backlit from within).

 

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I have my santa and sleigh mounted to a 2 by 4 frame and cable tied to the sides of my roof.  I did not want to put any holes in my roof. 

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Thanks, I have a hip ripoff, so not sure that would work here. I hope to have some time to look at it tomorrow. The cable thing might give me an idea.

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Roof. ..hip roof! Stupid auto correct

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here is the thread from blow mold expert

wood frame and sand bags....make the frame match the angle of the roof and paint the bags black to match the roof and they will blend right in.

I have an 7' wireframe star that rides 10' over the top of the roof.  I used metal conduit to weld a frame that sits over the peak of the roof, and use 2x 50# sandbags, one on each side, to hold it down.

 http://www.planetchristmas.com/index.php?/forums/topic/59406-weight-to-weigh-down-roof-decorations/&tab=comments#comment-649455

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For some reason the link says page not available. I think I get what you're describing though. Due to the smaller size and the location of a few large trees, I want to keep this down near the gutter line. Maybe I can rig something where it sits just above the edge with something reaching to the gutter lip to keep it from sliding off.

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I have a 10 ft long 2x4 (see image 1). Attached to that are four 4' hight 2x4s (See image 2). Attach legs to the side of the 10 ft board that will be facing out. Cut the bottom of the legs to the same angle as your roof (see image 3). Tie red ribbon around the deers waists at the same point as the painted in one, matching it up. Do not cut the excess ribbon. Use it for the deer beside it. The 4'. Board will separate them. Leaving 4" between them. You should now have pairs of deer tied together with 6" of ribbon between two. Drape the 6" excess on the top of the board. Screw the ribbon to the board. It must be very strong, Quailiy ribbon (See image 4). Now you have your deer team. Drill a hole in your brick and install a heavy duty metal caribener. Tie thick rope around the base of the 4' boards and attach it to the caribener. This is just a fail-safe. The sheer weight should Keep the deer on the roof. If you want to install a Rudolph, attach a board at the end if the 10' one going upward at a 45 degree angle. (See image 5) After putting the ribbon on Rudy, cut off the excess so he has a ribbon around his waist. Tie that to the board on the angle (see image 6). For Santa, take off the runners and find the two small holes that are on either side of the large hole. THESE ARE NOT THE HOLES THE RUNNERS SCREW IN TO. They are different ones. Attach 2x4s to these holes. Put another board along the bottom of this one creating an upside down "T". Re attached the runners. On either side of these "T"s screw two more boards that run directly under the runners. Attach the same legs as the ones that you did on the deer team (See image 7).  Fill Santa with sand bags. Attach ropes from the T boards to a second caribener. Attached reins for decoration from Santa's hand, looped through the ribbons around d the deer's waists (see image 8). A little complicated and hard to explain. I can't do close ups until spring. Pm me with questions. 

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Thanks for that. Pretty elaborate for what I have. I'll post a pic of it when I can.

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I used wood 2x12's cut to the roof pitch or close to it, the back side has extra supports and all 4 pieces have a total of 5 or 6, 50lb sand bags I think.  The frames and sand bags are black, you can see them but not really all that much. Daytime is a different story.

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I made a wood base for my reindeer and sleigh.  I use retaining wall bricks to hold them in place.  I chose retaining wall bricks because I found them for 50 cents apiece at Habitat for Humanity store.  The bricks work really well, they were able to withstand 60 mph winds....

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