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By DCG in Lago Vista, TX on 2/9/2009


I've got a Hardiplank lap exterior.  We're mounting lights on the exterior lap and of course, the lights won't fit flush across lap panels.

What is the correct way to resolve?

I've considered routing out the high part of the lap panel, but this probably isn't a good technique. My GC suggested using a "gasket" -- but we're talking 3/8"-1/4" protrusion...

Any suggestions?

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By Amy in Nickelsville, VA on 2/18/2009


Check out this guy's blog, all the way to the bottom of the page and you'll see a picture of an outdoor light that he hung.  He made "adapters" out of wood that sit between the light and the siding, and they are are kinda the reverse angle of the siding, thus making things sit flush.  I thought it was a clever idea. 

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