Hanging Lights on Dutch Lap Siding

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Old 04-22-08, 02:35 PM
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Question Hanging Lights on Dutch Lap Siding

I purchased 2 beautiful outdoor lights to hang on either side of my entry door. My problem is that I have DutchLap siding and cannot figure out how to hang these lanterns. They have a small decoratively shaped back plate attached. Any ideas on how to hang these and make them watertight?
 

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Old 04-22-08, 03:44 PM
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You need to remove a couple pieces of siding, have an electrician ensure there is an exterior box of the proper depth installed on the sheathing, install a 6x6 Mastermount lighting mount, reinstall the siding, and snap on the j-channel ring that covers the edge of the mastermount, then install the light, sealing the perimeter of the light base with silicone.
 
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Hanging lights on dutch lap siding

Thanks for the info. Where do I find these lighting mounts?
 
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Is the siding wood or vinyl?
 
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mmm, good point... I assumed we were talking about vinyl siding.
 
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The siding is vinyl
 
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Anyplace that sells vinyl siding ought to be able to get you one in the color of your siding. The brand we use is mountmaster (not master mount). Here's a pic...



image credit: architecturaldepot.com

Amazon has a few colors... just type in "mounting block" into their search, and then narrow the results to "home improvement".
 
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