found a new cable standoff that looks useful for tree trunks

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got these @ Ace Hardware : Vanco QuickTye Standoff. Model 20-06600-25. Lots of online stores carry them. 1.25" standoff with a 2" nail and ziptie.
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  2. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gregg,
    Do you use zinc nails for stainless screws on trees?
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Frankly, I don't do much work in trees anymore, but I got these for a contractor friend whose crew i was supervising today while he's out of town.

    I don't know that stainless would make much of a difference.

    Had to troubleshoot some tree lighting. Live oaks were eating the cable that was attached with Romex staples in less than two years after the install. I've deen trees at cable before, but never this fast.

    These standoffs are available with either screws or nails.

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    http://www.vanco1.com/catalog/QuickTye-Standoffs_157/QuickTye-Standoff_598
     

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