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    Default Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    Controller (F16v3) arrived yesterday. I hooked it up and got the test pattern running after a little over thinking. I am weeks or months away from hooking anything up to the house. Everything for now is being done on a workbench as I learn as much as I can.

    The one issue that is still causing the most headache is how to attach pixel bullet nodes to the high eaves of the house? The 2nd story eaves are out of my zone for a ladder. I want these to be a more permanent install where I only need to hire someone to put them up once and help bring them down for maintenance. I have seen people use J-Channel with the nodes pointing down and resting clean behind the fascia. I have seen people use conduit with Boscoyo Chromatrim zip tied. I do not want to have PVC hanging from these eaves all year. For the temporary parts of the display (around windows, garage doors, front door, etc), having those on PVC is not a big deal.

    Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas?

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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    I'll think about this. What material is your eaves made of?


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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    Fascia is wood. I think the soffits are wood as well. Depending on weather, I may be doing a small test tomorrow on the lower eave to see what may work. I have ChromaTrim arriving today. I can see what that looks like hanging under PVC. I will buy a piece of j-channel and see how that fits and works. I am trying to come up with ideas before spending a ton of money. The pixels are going to be expensive enough for Round 1.

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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    OK, I picked up a piece of j-channel, 1" PVC, and my ChromaTrim 3 arrived today. I didn't do anything with the j-channel. I did put the nodes I had at 3" spacing on the ChromaTrim. I really like that spacing. I think 2" would be too close for my liking. zip tying the Chromatrim to PVC is simple. All I would need to do is put PVC snap in clips on the backside of the fascia for a nice clean look. The PVC would be hidden and the Chromatrim hanging just below the eave line facing the street.

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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedNole View Post
    Fascia is wood. I think the soffits are wood as well. Depending on weather, I may be doing a small test tomorrow on the lower eave to see what may work. I have ChromaTrim arriving today. I can see what that looks like hanging under PVC. I will buy a piece of j-channel and see how that fits and works. I am trying to come up with ideas before spending a ton of money. The pixels are going to be expensive enough for Round 1.
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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves


    Found this on my phone


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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    Check this out.
    https://falconchristmas.com/forum/in...;topicseen#new


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    Default Re: Just Starting: Advice on clean lines on the eaves

    if you look over on thing averse i had some pixel clips 3d printed to clip on my shudders ans gutter that fir 12 mm bullet nodes NO PV C needed
    are you sure we checked every pixel?The Home of North Carolina's Largest tomato cage pixel tree.http://www.thelightsonpurserroad.com

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