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How to Hang Patio Lights under the Deck

Crystal Spangler

Hanging patio lights under the deck can be a great way to add some extra light to your outdoor space. It can also be a bit of a challenge, depending on the type of deck you have. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

If you have an elevated deck, start by attaching hooks or hangers to the underside of the deck railing. You can then use these hooks to hang your patio lights. Just make sure that the hooks are rated for the weight of your lights.

If you have a ground-level deck, you may need to get creative when it comes to hanging your patio lights. One option is to screw hooks into the bottom of your deck joists. You can then thread string or wire through the hooks and suspend your patio lights from there.

  • Hang the patio lights under the deck by screwing in hooks or nails into the underside of the deck railing
  • Attach the string of lights to the hooks or nails using zip ties, fishing line, or clear tape
  • Plug in the string of lights and enjoy your illuminated deck!
How to Hang Patio Lights under the Deck

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-How Far Apart Should the Lights Be Hung

The answer to this question depends on the type and size of your Christmas lights. If you are using mini lights, you will need to space them out more than if you were using larger C9 or C7 bulbs. A good rule of thumb is to space mini lights about 4 inches apart, while spacing larger bulbs about 8-12 inches apart.

Ultimately, you want your light display to look full and evenly lit, so adjust the spacing as needed until you achieve the desired look.

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For those who have a deck and want to add some patio lights, there are a few things to consider. The first is where the power source will be. It’s important to make sure that the cord is long enough to reach an outlet or extension cord.

If not, hanging the lights under the deck may not be possible. Another thing to think about is how the lights will be attached. Some people use nails or screws, but this can damage the wood on the underside of the deck.

A better option is to use zip ties which are easy to remove and won’t cause any damage. Finally, it’s important to choose a light bulb that won’t get too hot as this could be a fire hazard.

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