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How to install lights around windows on brick house ?

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You could try using PVC to secure them around your windows. I don't know if your windows have any ledges, but if they do you can use clamps to clamp them down. Do you have any pictures of the windows?

Also, I think there are some light holders for brick houses, but I don't remember what they are called.

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I would try wood frames painted the same color of the brick or a color that wont stand out. Then you could staple the lights onto the wood. I have a stucco home and I am going to use wood frames where I want to do lights. Hopes that helps

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I have a Brick home as well so I made wood frames out of 1x2 furring strips and zip tied my lights ...I made the frames snug enough so they need no clamps...Nice and easy and now after this season I just have to go out and place the frames in the windows each season.

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What about good old tape?

Better be some DARN good Tape! You would do better with a Hot Glue Gun than Tape I'd guess?

You can also use Magnetic Hooks for the lintel (top) of the window.

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Our house is mostly brick including around the window. For years I had cup hooks installed in the window frames both the original aluminum and later vinyl. Then I made window frames from vinyl siding J channel. Here's how I made them.

http://bazillionlights.com/Tech/LightsTechWindowFrames.html

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Thank you all for the taking the time to reply to my thread. I guess I was looking for a way to not build frames. I have a small place to store all of this so having large window frames is going to be a pain. Plus, I wanted to go around the arches on my front porch which I guess will need a frame made as well which is going to be very large to store (see picture).

Anyways, I will take all these replies and come up with the best solution to fit my needs.

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This is my first year decorating so I have a lot to learn.

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I just thought of how you may be able to do the arches. You may be able to make a bunch of clips out of steel drop ceiling hanger wire. I mad a bunch for my window sills ant the worked great. can you take some pictures of your arches much closer and from underneath?

The stuff is cheap and you can actually make a decent spring out of it. How deep are the mortar grooves on your bricks? If you get me pictures I'll draw something up for you. A Good thing about clips is they store away in a box!!!

Edit: If you use something like this 90 degrees and engaging the mortar joints I bet you could have some lights on those arches in no time!

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Depending on the kind of lights and quantity, a hot glue gun will work. By kind of lights I mean it would work best with C-7 or C-9 bases as they are generally flat on the bottom. Quantity, well I guess you could do as many as you want, just how patient are you? haha.

I have a customer (mowing) that has another biz put up their lights. They put C-7s around the front porch arches, last year and this year with the hot glue gun. Looks dang good, and you aren't going to find much else that can fit an arch perfectly (wood, pipe, etc.)

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Thanks for all the replies. For this year, I went with hot glue. It worked out pretty good. I had to re glue a few of them but nothing too bad. My only two complaints are they were time consuming and mini lights are all not perfect. Example, going up the arch some minis may be on the left of strand and some on right causing them not to look perfectly straight.

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Thanks for all the replies. For this year, I went with hot glue. It worked out pretty good. I had to re glue a few of them but nothing too bad. My only two complaints are they were time consuming and mini lights are all not perfect. Example, going up the arch some minis may be on the left of strand and some on right causing them not to look perfectly straight.

Yea had the same issue and I went with hot glue works great. Just remember to get your flat blade under the glue part when you want to remove. I broke a few c9 clips by not doing this way :(

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