Hill StreetModern Deck, Los Angeles
Roof deck in Hermosa Beach, California. Construction by Schneider Custom Homes, www.BuildSCH.com
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Posts attached to a rooftop railing provide height and support for outdoor globe lights. On a lawn. If you’re installing lights over a lawn or anywhere else where you can drive a stake into the ground, an easier method is to use 10-foot-long electrical metal tubing poles, and secure each one into the ground with a metal rebar stake. To do this, buy an 18-inch-long rebar stake for each EMT pole, position the poles where needed for support, drive half the stake into the ground with a hammer and slide the hollow EMT pole onto it. A simple, inexpensive way to attach the string lights to the EMT poles is with cable ties. It’s easiest with a buddy holding the lights up for you so you can work your way across the yard and attach the cable ties as you go. If the EMT pole has a hole in the end, as some do, thread a cable tie through the hole and the end of the pole, and then pull it to form a loose loop around the cord of the lights. In general, you don’t want to tightly pull the cable tie against the cord of the string lights, as this can cause the lights to short-circuit. If the EMT pole does not have a hole at the end, use one cable tie to create a loop (fasten the cable tie to itself around the cord of the string lights) and use another to attach the cable tie loop holding the string lights to the top of the EMT pole.