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Putting Santa Blow Mold On Roof

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It's all built out of 2x4's and 2x2's.   The base pivots and has notches towards the top for my ridge vent.  The base lays flat and the notches clear the ridge vent. I have no roof damage thus far and this is year 2 on this set up.


The base is basically made up of three parts.   Two base half that go on each side of the roof and then a center that rises about 8-10".  The bases scissor together with the riser in the middle with like 5" bolts.  You'll see the 2x4's close to the floor well those are where I put black'd out sandbags to keep it from going anywhere.  4bags 70lbs each.


Then.... The Santa section is mounted to a 2x4.  I just drilled holes in the 2x4 and use threaded rods that go through the skis on the sled.   That section then bolts to the top portion of the roof base, the 8-10" riser.


since I have a full set of deer then they are in two more sections.   The second section is four deer and they again just bolt onto the base.


The last one is Rudolph and four deer and that bolts on too and just has one 2x4 that comes out to keep in from bouncing if we get a high wind.


The deer belly has been cut out just enough so i can side a 2x2 into it and at the belly point i wrap pipe insulation around the 2x2 so it fits snug.  I think put one screw through the top of the deer into the 2x2 and one on the side of the deer.  I then use galvanized wire and wrap it around the rear hoof on both deer and then center the wire on the deer base and screw that in with a washer... This way the deer barely move and are firmly attached.


If you like this idea and have any questions just PM me.

Edited by LightsOnLinden

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I use a cable system with an antenna tripod weighed down with cinder blocks. However it's not on point as I did drill holes in the molds. LightsonLinden has by far the best set up I've seen yet.

Merry Christmas




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Here is my set up.....



Awesome!  Would love more detailed pics if you have them!  Thanks for this idea!  Looks great and well thought out!



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