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NDNS00ner last won the day on November 19 2017

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About NDNS00ner

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 02/26/1966

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story.
  • Location
    Moorhead, MN
  • Biography
    A middle age guy with a "Light" addiction....
  • Interests
    Family, Football & Christmas....
  • Occupation
    Systems Analyst
  • About my display
    Just getting started.

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  1. Need votes.

    The guy in the lead had it from day one, voting started Monday. I didn't find out until Tuesday. Yes you are correct, it is a popularity contest
  2. Need votes.

    Hello, blow mold enthusiasts. I need help in our local Lights Display contest, I'm currently in second place and could use some more votes. Vote for Mike G here: http://kfgo.com/holidays/light-displays/ Thank you.... :-) Here's a video of my display.
  3. This early snow on my blow molds

    Good job.....
  4. 2017 Display from Minnesota

    My wife requested to have the candles chasing and that's what inspired the move to synchronizing my display. I'm not a fan of pixels, they look great in other peoples yard but I like the look of wrapped lights and blow molds.....
  5. 2017 Display from Minnesota

    Thank you, I finally have 8 reindeer.....
  6. 2017 Display from Minnesota

    Here's my display for 2017. Some molds are part of the show and some are not.
  7. Mechanical waving santa sleigh blow mold help

    I think you got a great deal. Maybe you could have done better but you definitely could have done much worse.....
  8. C7 Led bulbs for blow-molds.

    I'm using 40-watt candelabra bulbs I found at Menards in my reindeer. They are bigger than a c7 and takes cutting a hole in the bottom to get the light bulb in place. I already had a hole cut because of the wood base I've been using. https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/light-bulbs/led-light-bulbs/feit-electric-reg-40w-equivalent-warm-white-b10-candelabra-e12-led-light-bulb-3-pk/p-1459185046050-c-7482.htm?tid=726810860353223914&ipos=35
  9. Unknown Santa

    Wow...... Ninety-nine cents......
  10. Pics of anyone's display progress

    I've been working on a variety of things getting ready for Christmas. I swapped out all the lights in my blow molds for LED's and I'm making stands for my newest reindeers. I still need to put tomato cage trees together, lightening sticks and a mega tree. We've had an unexpected cold snap and snow over the last 3 weeks. Finally had a warm day yesterday and I was able to get the lights up along the roof line last night.
  11. Roof top display

    I made a wood base for my reindeer and sleigh. I use retaining wall bricks to hold them in place. I chose retaining wall bricks because I found them for 50 cents apiece at Habitat for Humanity store. The bricks work really well, they were able to withstand 60 mph winds....
  12. Need help between LED light sets

    Yes, you can for LED Christmas lights. I sure wouldn't do something like that for power tools. lol Go to Dollar Tree or some other dollar store and get cords for a buck.....
  13. Need help between LED light sets

    I use a grinder and grind the prong down....
  14. LED Chasing Tape Light

    I found this today by chance at Home Depot and I think its pretty cool. It has 8 functions and remembers the last setting when powered off. You can also hook up multiple strands end to end. I paid 39.98 plus tax. I plan to use this as the reins for my sleigh & 8 reindeer.... https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-19-6-ft-216-Light-LED-RGB-Tape-Light-SB-LLWTL6MRGB/301869508 IMG_1890.MOV
  15. How do you raise money for your show?

    I wonder if a GoFundMe sign would be a good option to take donations for charities?