How to Safely Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights | Ask This Old House

27November 2020



Along the roofline, Heath installed String-A-Long 300 Light Clear Icicle Light set, which is manufactured by the General Electric Company []. To secure the lights to the roofline, Heath used universal shingle/gutter light clips, which can be found at home centers.

Along the tree, Heath hung White Tube Snowflake Lights, which are also available at home centers. For the shrubs and the light post, Heath added 150-Light 4×6’ Net Lights, which are manufactured by Brite Star [] and available at home centers.

The extension cords to connect all the lights together are just general outdoor-rated extension cords. To protect the extension cords where they come together, Heath enclosed them in Cord Protect Outdoor Extension Cord Covers, which are manufactured by Twist and Seal [] and available at home centers.

To connect all the extension cords together and program them to turn on/off at the appropriate times, Heath plugged them into an Outdoor Stake Timer, which is also manufactured by the General Electric Company [].

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric [].

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