Do these siding clips work?

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I think I know the answer, but I am trying to plan out my install and would rather not be cutting through vinyl siding all over the house in an effort to mount the cameras. I'm curious if anyone has had any luck implementing these somehow. My guess is they aren't sturdy/permanent enough to secure the cam but are an interesting idea none the less.

Amazon no hole siding clips
 

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I can't say and am not sure the method they tighten up...it appears the screw when tightened pushes in the bottom tab which stops at the sheathing, forcing the curved clip outward. Unless I am missing something, to really provide any sort of mounting strength it seems that would push the vinyl outward too much, warping it over time.

Their 6th image actually shows wood siding and fiberglass-cement siding, I think.

At $1 apiece and free return through amazon, I'd at least try them if no one else here can offer any insight or opinion.
 

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I see what you're saying about how it may bend/stress the siding once tightened down. I'll keep digging to see if I can find any installation examples and would be curious if anyone here has experience with them!

Probably worth a try. I imagine it'd be tough if not impossible to get a weather right seal using these as the siding is so variable. Even if you could securely fasten the cams, it might take a fair bit of silicone to seal all the edges?
 

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I can't say and am not sure the method they tighten up...it appears the screw when tightened pushes in the bottom tab which stops at the sheathing, forcing the curved clip outward. Unless I am missing something, to really provide any sort of mounting strength it seems that would push the vinyl outward too much, warping it over time.

Their 6th image actually shows wood siding and fiberglass-cement siding, I think.

At $1 apiece and free return through amazon, I'd at least try them if no one else here can offer any insight or opinion.
I believe they're using gravity to hold them on. I don't believe the screw will actually go in far enough to push them out.
 

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Ultimately, you may consider these siding mounting blocks, available for 1-4" to 5/16"- and 5/8" lap:

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Thanks! I've seen some similar blocks and they seem like an option I may end up going with, but was just hoping to avoid drilling. I had though I could use conduit or some UV protecting coating on some outdoor related CAT5e and run it up into my soffits/attic instead of a hole through the exterior siding/wall for each cam.

If I could find a box similar to what you posted but that had a notch in it that let the cable leave the box and then I could run it along the siding or up into the soffit, that could potentially work
 

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Ohhh now we're cooking with gas! This is more in line with what I was hoping to find. I could, in theory, mount a junction box to that ( or the cam directly ) and route the cable up into the soffit. Then silicone everything up tight. Maybe even drill a 1/16" hole or two into the bottom of that siding saver to let any water that gets in drain away . Good find, thank you!!
 

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Ohhh now we're cooking with gas! This is more in line with what I was hoping to find. I could, in theory, mount a junction box to that ( or the cam directly ) and route the cable up into the soffit. Then silicone everything up tight. Maybe even drill a 1/16" hole or two into the bottom of that siding saver to let any water that gets in drain away . Good find, thank you!!
let us know how it ends up either way and what you ultimately decide to do. As I am sure that same information will help another member. I've never used that specific brand / model but did use something like that for a one off job. It used the same three layer under bar grabbing and 3M industrial clear tape.

That thing wasn't going anywhere and has been in the field for more than ten years. It was tasked to hold a old school satellite dish for DOD at a remote site.
 

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If I could find a box similar to what you posted but that had a notch in it that let the cable leave the box and then I could run it along the siding or up into the soffit, that could potentially work
I've done that by holding a rotating 1/4" to 3/8" drill bit on the side I want the slot.....no biggie. :cool:

EDIT: BTW, the depth inside that Arlington 8141 mounting block is almost 6/10" deep, according to their specs here.
 
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Would you recommend an appropriate junction box on top of those mounting blocks? Or if I had a dahua turret cam for example could that be fastened directly to it.

It looks like I could attach it through the siding with a couple screws that went into my exterior wall sheathing? Just trying to understand how it'd work. It does seem like a darn good idea, and I could still out a side exit hole as you suggested.
 

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Just a thought, but side cable entry is asking to get water in the junction box or connectors. Better on the bottom, routed snug around to the top to whatever routing is needed.
I agree and will remember to route it out of the bottom. If I was going to mount a cam on the side of my house and needed to run cable around 10 feet up and into the soffit/attic - what would you recommend to use as a conduit or covering for the cable? I suppose I could use outdoor rated cable and just run it up the corner of the house (which the cam will be mounted near), but I was thinking of some easy to install/cheap exterior conduit. Also, if the cable leaves the bottom of the box and then wraps around and heads upward, how would you cover it the entire way? The length of cable where it leaves the box, wraps around and heads upward seems like it'd be tough to cover in conduit. Thanks for all the help once again.
 
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I am curious how I would route the wire behind the siding, would you notch it or something so the wire could get behind the siding and then be able to snap the siding closed again? Thanks
 

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Sorry, late in seeing this, but will be watching this thread. Please advise your experience with the mounting brackets. I am looking at renovating/improving my current camera setup, and in some cases, the ability to hang cameras off of the siding where it’s too high to utilize the soffit. Thanks!
 
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