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Everything posted by xenon

  1. best bet is to find a new inflatable with 12 volt adapter and blower and swap the blower out. Walmart sold their Christmas ones for $15. New blowers and adapter usually list for around $30. yard sales and thrift shops sometimes have them real cheap. I have tons of larger blowers for sale SJD B2 etc if anyone needs them
  2. guess I am too cheap to pay American Sales sales price, $59.00, for a 48" inflatable that may or may not last a week. These wholesale for around $8.00, even Walmart sells them for usually around $15. guess it may be a smaller display this Valentines Day by the way 8 degrees here with snow on the ground in Georgia
  3. not many around I know but if anyone knows of any stores carrying any Valentine Day airblown or inflatables, please let me know. thanks
  4. they made a few over the last few years, Chrisna Creations made some, along with BZB Goods. there are a few Gemmy prototypes floating around too. I contacted Gemmy about who and how they sell their samples and protypes, boy are they tight lipped. I am in a situation where I can buy wholesale, but they are not accepting new customers, guess I am too small a fish.
  5. Are these the small ones that run on a 12 volt adapter? If so yes, they are pretty much toast, you can replace the blower, but they are not cheap.
  6. Starting to look empty around here. acres and its all got to come down so it can go up in the pole barn loft. I added a observation deck this year, included a removable section of rail so I could add the ramp. It has more of a angle when we slide boxes down, not so much of a angle so we can push the boxes up. Finished everything Sunday 12-31-2017, high temp was 33 degrees, but today wind chills around zero. burr, its cold in north Ga. Pray everyone has a very Blessed and Prosperous New year.
  7. halloween Ferris Wheel

    hoping to start my Christmas PVC Ferris Wheel soon, starting to think about gathering supplies. also thinking about using it for Halloween. would like input if you do this, as far as paint, seats, etc
  8. Mike, keeping you in our prayers, Had several cardio procedures done last year, crazy this year, had surgery 11-30-17, so had to get every thing done in a hurry, had a break in the weather, so go everything down and stored in 10 days.
  9. need help

    not sure who he is but check with tackychristmaslights.com lets you search by zipcode if he is listed there?
  10. understand that, got to go to the freezer to warm up. Crazy weather this year, 3 weeks ago we had 10" of snow on the ground.
  11. hoping to build one tis year. Also thinking of using it in our Halloween Display, either change out characters or lights or both
  12. After Christmas sales

    did not score any real finds this year, wish I could have found more of these like I did last year! $30 for a $199 inflatable
  13. Chuck, I love this place and thanks for all of our long hours and hard work. Wish I had more time to be here. have not ever looked, but maybe a tab with links to some of the more helpful post regarding repairs, etc, one that helped me most has been repair and painting of blowmolds, something I hope to tackle this next year. building a pvc ferris wheel is on my bucket list maybe links could be submitted for review before being added my only concern with some external links if these might take folk away for here
  14. Applights repair

    bought the Apllightso n Ebay, 15 boxes for $10 each
  15. not much left at hours, but did get a few inflatables
  16. Well I never.....

    I am almost 65 years old, and not a big Walmart fan, but it is about the only store around here. Never seen a Walmart do this. They had about 100 "fresh" cut Christmas trees. Instead of marking them down, they were giving them away. Hats Off to the East Rome Ga Walmart
  17. Wireless timers

    not wanting to hijack the post, but looking for a timer similar to fog machine timer where you can plug a snow machine in and not only set how often it goes on and of( would like every 120 seconds or so and also how long it would stay on.
  18. Applights repair

    no time now, but would like to see how tis goes on repairing some of the App lights string lights. I have about 16 sets on our front fence, and was able to buy 15 more for $10 each. have a couple of bad strings I can play with. either on bulb is not the right color, or half of the string is out
  19. You never know what will happen in Georgia, display has been up since 12-1. Weatherman called for a dusting of snow here to day, after 65 degrees early in he week, woke up to 31 degrees here today, has snowed all day and they expect it to most of the night. right now we are at 8". I worked hard to get display up before I had some surgery, recovering from that now, so not really able to go brush off the snow. Its OK, tomorrow it will all melt and be gone. more pictures later, I hope, from the front this time, not the front porch
  20. I had to enlarge the hole before, simply drew a circle and used a small electric jig saw or scroll saw. very easy to cut. much easier to use too pieces of wood to anchor him. ( or her) small piece inside that is larger than the hole, second piece on bottom that will extend several inches past each side, screw the two together, drill holes in edge of wood, use stakes or spikes, ( large 8" or 10" nails) have pics if you need them
  21. this is on my bucket list. our old Gemmy Ferris wheel is getting tired
  22. Squirrel ate tha end off a string!

    wrap it with two sided tape in case he comes back
  23. 50 ft Merry Christmas Sign

    Great work. when you removed the unused bulbs did you cover the socket or anything/
  24. there was a inflatable a few years ago that had goofy and Daisy in it, we had it in our display, it as a sleigh, think Mickey and Daisy were in the sleigh and Goofy pulling it. seem like it was around 2006. When they do make a inflatable with a licensed character they are so dog gone $$$ I just cant afford them. come Gemmy and Lowes, $149 for a 8' Mickey