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Old 05-06-2011, 07:16 AM   #11
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They stay on the light strings and then just clip them to the edge of the awning flap or out EZ-Up pop-up canopy.
Great Tip Ron. I will be moving my "happy lights" from the track to the valence.

Still does not solve my sun shade problem but in a rush it does come down faster than it goes up.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #12
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Ask him that question when it 2:30 in the morning and a sudden wind and rain storm has hit and he's on a ladder trying to get the lights off the awning so he can roll it up.

I read a post where a guy had to do this and he could see his wife looking out at him through the kitchen window with a shocked look on her face. His rain soaked underwear had fallen to his ankles without him noticing!
I got a chuckle out of this one cause I could see this really happening

I think making a pole to hang the lights on instead of the awning - then you wouldnt have to get on the ladder to take them down
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:21 PM   #13
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Ask him that question when it 2:30 in the morning and a sudden wind and rain storm has hit and he's on a ladder trying to get the lights off the awning so he can roll it up.

I read a post where a guy had to do this and he could see his wife looking out at him through the kitchen window with a shocked look on her face. His rain soaked underwear had fallen to his ankles without him noticing!
See? That's what I'm trying to avoid!
I think I will try the clip on method mentioned earlier.
Seem like the best solution so far.
Maybe this will get me out of the dog house?

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Old 05-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #14
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Can you run a wire from awning pole to awning pole? I"m thinking just under the flap. Then hang the lights from the wire.
The only issue would be tension - how much is needed to keep it from sagging and can the awning mechanism take it?
Then if you have to put the awning up the wire will not be rolled up, it would just go up with the poles.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #15
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We have some lights that just clip on the inside of the awning and we do not have to take them off we just have to remove the transformer
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