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jimiheadstone

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About jimiheadstone

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    Huntington NY
  • Biography
    Always looking for classic blow molds for my display
  • Interests
    Classic Cars - Antique Radios
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    Manager
  • About my display
    It's big

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  1. Fast way to add reindeer to the roof

    I have been mounting this for 5 years now - For 5 years I have been using the same exact screw holes and never had a leak Below the mounts are metal screw receivers that have been mounted to the roof that get covered after use with a cap that seals around the shingles.... I wish i took pics of the screw receivers... They almost look like the screw in sheetrock wall hangers... The screws are not screwed directly into the roof... They use these exact mounts for satellite dish mounts that they are SUPPOSED to use The same type of mounts used for some solar panels installs They never leak
  2. Fast way to add reindeer to the roof

    Want to share how I have been mounting reindeer on the roof. bought nine flag poll mounts.. the best thing about these they can be adjusted to the pitch of your roof. wood dowls metal brackets table saw I cut the dowls to the length I needed. In my case they were mounted sideways down the slope. The reindeer are side by side with the rear reigndeer forward a bit. I cut the dowls for the reindeer an inch lower than the one in the front to accommodate the pitch of the roof. I used the table saw to grove out the dowls for the bracket and glued and screwed it together. I have been using this for Years now. Makes it way easy to mount them on any pitch roof
  3. DISPLAY 2016

  4. Cameras??

    I highly Recommend this items for some of your priceless blow molds.... Will it deter Theft? Nope...but you will find it quickly... I keep one on in MY 65 impala wagon, Have one on my Lawnmower and snow blower..... Get more to put in my Mechanical Poloron snowman and Santa.... Works beautifully https://www.thetrackr.com/bravo/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Bravo_Search_GeneralKeywords_cpc&utm_campaign=Bravo_Search_GeneralKeywords&gclid=CjwKEAiAmo_CBRC9qbGQssjqi28SJABYTgZx7wM6Ka1dko3S4dscWM2WImloo_10FrClOzqcZ2bQExoCljrw_wcB
  5. DISPLAY 2016

    Donna123....I just put them out today gonna take some pics late..... Newbie... No most of the blow molds have original paint ton them....I pretty much just leave them be. The plastic well that's another issue....some of them are so old that the glue gun gets a huge work out every decemeber
  6. Light bulbs not bright enough in blow mold

    they do make C7 10 watt bulbs
  7. TimJ - I use them where ever connections are.... It solved most of my problems.... Just order lots of Chinese food....LOL And like the other guy said Use the Dielectric grease too.
  8. DISPLAY 2016

    Calico Jack Willie I added the red Bulb to the Reindeer...... Just drilled a hole and placed a light socket.... Donna123 Each blow mold has been Branded.... Some of them have Tracking devices in them... Not too worried about them being Stolen....The ones I take in every night are the Poloron Mechanical Santa and Snowman
  9. My 2016 display

    Love it nice job
  10. My display stuff still need to be done

    Real nice display!!
  11. 50 sleigh sets

    What do you do with all that?
  12. DISPLAY 2016

    thank you
  13. DISPLAY 2016

    Here is my display so far..... Still have to put out the Mechanical Snowman and Santa. Video.MOV
  14. When I had connection issues I have used Plastic containers with lids...... here is a story on it and it shows you how.... It works http://www.finehomebuilding.com/readerproject/2014/09/16/homemade-extension-cord-plug-protection-for-a-wet-environment
  15. Here is a simple solution for Tired Inflatables that won't stand on their own any more or if you have snow issues or freezing issues. I used 1" PVC pipe. This one is about 7' tall It's the Grinch which is about 15 years old now... will vary depending on the height of your inflated decoration. add about 6 to 12" depending how deep you want to bury it. one 45 for top one T for the bottom - Cut 2 - 3" pieces of 1" pipe Place in bottom T Place Bottom T on your Cut piece to desired length - Glue all pieces - This is so the pipe will not spin with wind once dirt is filled in...Important to do. Place T in hole fill the dirt in. Add your 45 and another piece about 1ft for top. Drill hole through 1" piece that over hangs and run String though Hole. depending on your Inflatable you might be able to tie sting around fabric or use like I have on some...a paper bider clip. The Grinch looks great now.... I was going to throw him away.... He Stands proud and straight now and FULL of air...and no more Freezing or snow issues
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