Building installation help

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by EastTnPw, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. EastTnPw

    EastTnPw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi guys Im new here and introduced myself sometime last year and I need some advise on a big job Im bidding.
    The customer want M5 LED minis installed vertically on a few brick buildings about 6" apart.

    Like pictured below:!/BigBrightLightShow

    The trick is they cant drill into the buildings at all. What would be a decent alternative to accomplishing this? Everyone has the understading they would have to be weighted down somehow.

    Anyone ever do anything like this?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    I can give you some ideas. But it would require actual pictures of the building you are working on.

    PM me and I can see what I can do

  3. EastTnPw

    EastTnPw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    It wont allow me to send images without a URL address.
    I only have 2 pics of the job site. The lights would be going on the front of the buildings only. Following the contour of the awnings and not covering the windows or doors. We discussed using pvc at the bottom with metal rods to weight everything down but Im not sure how that would hold up in a windstorm.
    I really appreciate the help.


  4. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    1. Beg the owners to let you put in some eye hooks and run guy wire across the bottom when needed. It will save them a ton of money. You'll use proper brick anchors..etc. You can even get anchors that are close to the brick color.
    Same for over the awnings and the top. Basically you want to outline the building with wire, then run your lights through them. Easy, fast, and looks great because you can't see any of the hardware holding the lights on the building.

    2. If ! doesn't work. I'd get some buckets, fill them full of concrete and put a pole in the center. The anchor your guy wire to that. It's going to be a little ugly, but it will hold. You are going to have to find a way to attach the wire to the awnings. Top is prolly a little easier because you can anchor these to the roof in a number of different ways.

    I'm afraid your PVC idea won't work because you have to keep them from rolling around.
  5. EastTnPw

    EastTnPw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I really appreciate your help.

    The PVC idea was theirs and I didn't like it from the start.

    What do you recommend using for the top of the building if drilling is out?
  6. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 587

    assuming the roof is flat, I'd go with the guy wires attached to something heavy, such as more anchored poles. So just like the bottom.

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