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Lights on the corner

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About Lights on the corner

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Bakersfield, Ca
  • Biography
    Started my light display 4 years ago. Working with 70,000 lights
  • Interests
    DIY Christmas displays
  • Occupation
    HR for retail
  • About my display
    I am using Light O Rama controllers. I have 5 controllers and about 70,000 lights, mainly LED

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  1. I will be selling LOR controllers and various items after Christmas. After 6 years we will be keeping a few items but everything will be sold. Its been great and enjoyable but thieves hit again last night. Save your Christmas money. Terry
  2. I will be selling LOR controllers and various items after Christmas. After 6 years we will be keeping a few items but everything will be sold. Its been great and enjoyable but thieves hit again last night. Save your Christmas money. Terry
  3. Storing painted wood cutout

    It is the time to start planning. I want to make some large cut outs using 3/4 plywood. Question is how to store the display. It will be in several pieces. What is the best way so they don't warp? Thanks If you going to run with the big dogs, you cant pee like a puppy/
  4. Selling Everything

    Would you happen to have a 10 foot dog? Thanks Terry
  5. Modest 2016 Display

    Thanks, The pattern calls for 3/4 but will look at it and see.
  6. Modest 2016 Display

    Thanks. I want to build the 9 foot sleigh and the price of plywood, I want to protect it. One more question if I may. Do you think the plywood 3/4 inch would bow if it is sitting on its side? Have a great new year Terry Bakersfield, Ca
  7. Modest 2016 Display

    Did you seal the wood? Going to make some next year. I plane to have cut outs this year. Terry
  8. It was a moonlight morning and I looked. WHAT THE HECK? Between the hours of 2 am and 2:30 am, someone stole all of by Blow ups. They stole all 11 of them from the front yard. There was a couple of idiots going around town stealing them. Some of my smart friends asked me if I had put my name on them ( and go looking overtown, turning them all upside down?), Check the flea market ( why am I going to buy them back?) , you need cameras. ( I do have but doesn't do any good if you don't have a car tag or a close up of their faces.). A few days later, Did you get your stuff back? ( Yes they felt guilty and returned them. NOT). Did the police find them? ( I rather they stop the shootings and robbing stores) So I was working on our display and left some lights on and put the 5 controllers back in the shed till next year. Strangers came by and asked about the lights, kids were asking, Someone dropped off some candy and a thank you card for the past years, and I found 2 new blowups in a box on my porch. People care and they noticed what you do. Ok that's it.. Now to plan for next year.
  9. Robbed Last Night!

    Whicj system you have Aputernut?
  10. Walmart 75% Off Christmas

    Got 3 loads, I be good now

    Cliff, How much for I need 16 NIB boxes of each color you might have Sent to 93305
  12. Target & Walmart Giant candy pails

    Was the pricing the same?
  13. Driveway tunnel needs fixed

    What I used was green 3 foot fence post, The one that has a flange on the bottom. My PVC didn't go over it so I hammered in the edges and worked freat,
  14. General Foam 2015 Catalog?

    Does GF sell to the public?
  15. Driveway tunnel needs fixed

    I space my arches 3 feet apart. Rows are spaced 6 inches apart. with a total of 4200 lights. The first one leaned in a bit but not bad. I have rebar sticking about 2 feet out of ground and using about 24 feet for each arch. You could use t at the top of each arch and connect them