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DangerMouse 05-02-2009 05:20 PM

how to trim out this light with vinyl?
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any suggestions on how to make this look right/good?



Gary in WA 05-02-2009 08:00 PM

I see them mounted on light blocks, 5/4" cedar, then J next to, flash over,rubber gasket under fixture. That....... was alot of commas!
Be safe, G

hayewe farm 05-02-2009 10:20 PM

You can get vinyl light blocks at just about anywhere they sell vinyl siding.

Tom Struble 05-02-2009 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by hayewe farm (Post 268581)
You can get vinyl light blocks at just about anywhere they sell vinyl siding.

this is your answer,look for the ''jumbo'' light block for your fixture

DangerMouse 05-03-2009 06:57 AM

hmmm... those would really make it stick out from the wall....
can i...... take some sheet rubber from an old roof, staple it to the sheathing, J-channel around the area and mount the light that way?
then i'd just have black around the edges. orrrr..... i can cut some vinyl strip to fill in the same areas?
the light is high up with a 2ft. overhang, so i don't worry about wet at all.


DangerMouse 05-03-2009 10:10 AM

How I Done It.....
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here's how i decided to do it.

(thanks for the ideas though, but a block would stick out too far.)

i cut corner pieces from flat scraps, left the rubber gasket, (didn't even have to undo the fixture!), siliconed the edges and used it to stick the pieces as well, then did J-channel around.

the lamp i got for $3.00 at Habitat for Humanity ReStore and rewired in a new socket and painted it.

How's it look?


Willie T 05-03-2009 04:52 PM

Since you don't have any water to worry about, I think that turned out really well. I actually like it better than the typical block.

Scuba_Dave 05-03-2009 05:14 PM

Much cheaper then that block too :thumbsup:

Tom Struble 05-03-2009 06:09 PM

might be a problem if you ever want to change the fixture but well done:thumbsup:

II Weeks 05-03-2009 06:23 PM

without the common light box I think I wouldve extended the wall box to come out to the same width as the siding then sided up to it, installed the light over the siding and then siliconed around the perimeter. The siding looks thin enough and IMHO, the J bead looks kinda cheesy Mouse.

Tom Struble 05-03-2009 06:29 PM

i tend to agree the lite block really only extends about 1/2'' or so past the siding,but you did a nice neet job on your install:yes:

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