Hanging lights without drilling into wall

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Want to hang Christmas lights around the top of this block of flats (half the block). Can stick onto pvc of windows and downpipes, but I'd like to put them up
without drilling into wall.

Any suggestions ?


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A series of suitably heavy weights on the inside of the buttress/ roof, with some rope/ string thrown over to where you want to suspend the lighting. Buckets filled with water, might do as the weights, if the water is kept topped up.
 
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If it’s just lightweight lights then some coat hangers would work but for extra strength I would be tempted to make hooks out of aluminium flat stock .
Basically a butchers’ hook with a wide end and small end, possibly with a hole drilled in the parapet /inside piece
Then you could use a (stainless?) bolt through the aluminium with a nut, screwed in so the assembly tightens against the brickwork.

once you have made one, you could knock out 10/20 in no time
 
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Black cable clips nailed into the mortar line

They will have limited ability to support any weight, particularly a long string of Christmas lights should the wind get up. Further, they do tend to not work that well into hard mortar, best limited to use into wood. Hard to get in to mortar, very easy to pull out.
 
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Get on roof , use wire coat hangers cut to form hooks off the top of the parapet .
Hook onto the inside of parapet? Hope they dont get blown off. Will gaffer tape to any PVC on way round too
 
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On this sort of job Skyhooks would be perfect, just ask at any builders merchants(y)
or just use cable clips as used by 99% of normal people.
 
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