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How do you put inflatables on a roof without putting holes in the roof?

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I wanted to try putting an inflatable on the roof without necessarily having to drill or anything. I've seen this being done before but i do not know how to assemble a way to put an airblown on the roof. Does anyone know how to put an inflatable on a roof without having to drill? I heard something about sand bags but could someone say in more detail how about to go doing this in some way? Thanks alot

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I use Sand Bags, I attach rope to the sand bags and then to the inflatable. Depening on the pitch of the roof and the placement of the inflatable depends on the location of the sand bags. I will attach a fe pics, but I'm not sure it will show the bags or not, but you will get the general idea.

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I put cup hooks into fascia board and run longer tie down lines from inflatable to cup hook. And I use my roof vent stacks for extra tie downs. Sorry I do not have any pic's of how I do it.

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I use to mount the motor legs to a 2'x2' plywood and than placed a sandbag or brick on to the plywood. The tie down strings I would extend to the gutter and tie them off there. If the gutter was to far I would take a couple of small bricks (the type that has the 3 holes in them) and tie the ropes to that.

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I use Sand Bags, I attach rope to the sand bags and then to the inflatable. Depening on the pitch of the roof and the placement of the inflatable depends on the location of the sand bags. I will attach a fe pics, but I'm not sure it will show the bags or not, but you will get the general idea.

That Mickey inflatable looks great. I get the idea but I'm still unsure on a few specifics. Do you tie the rope from the sandbag to the sides of the inflatable, into the metal ring area? And what do you do with the base of the inflatable? How do you keep that secure and in place? Thanks

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That Mickey inflatable looks great. I get the idea but I'm still unsure on a few specifics. Do you tie the rope from the sandbag to the sides of the inflatable, into the metal ring area? And what do you do with the base of the inflatable? How do you keep that secure and in place? Thanks

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I did not try this myself yet but i plan on doing so soon.

I have 3 inflateables that i have no room for in my yard anymore but lotsa room on the roof. what i was thinking of doing is getting a few 4x4's hinging them together to make a big line like so

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and then drape that up one side of the roof and down the other. to as far down as you want the inflateables. the shear weight of the 4x4's will keep the inflateables from moving, and if u wanted you could attach a piece of plywood near wear the inflateables would be in the line to attach the guy-wires to.

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