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blndnwo2luv last won the day on April 22 2017

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About blndnwo2luv

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/14/1984

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Watching my son enjoying the lights
  • Location
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Biography
    -Turning 31 this year
    -Started when I was 12
  • Interests
    -old fashioned Xbox
  • Occupation
    Weekend Warrior
  • About my display
    I started decorating the outside of my house when I was 12. Ever since then I have been adding on to the display. Every year something new was decorated. As I have gotten older it has been bigger and bigger additions.
  1. Commercial shoot?

    Hey Ralph, which dealership? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Marco?

    Polo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    I have found the easiest thing to do with Lowe’s is to purchase online and pick up in the store. They will either ship it to the store and hold it or they will pick it out of their shelves and hold it for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. GFP Closing

    Where do you live Edmirt? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. C7 stringers

    Hey Ralph, give me a call when you can. I may be able to help you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    Yes they are the Made in China types. They also had individual Mickey and Minnie blowmolds. I picked them up because I am a huge Disney fan. I wish Disney had licensed them to GF instead of another company. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Here are the Mickey and Minnie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. PVC Candy Canes

    A toilet flange will work. I use the combination of a toilet flange and a 3/4in piece of pvc that is inside of the 3" pvc. The inside piece is attached to the outside piece using "U" bolts and then the inside pvc is sled over a piece of rebar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Having problems with the Forum

    I am having issues logging in to the planetchristmas and lor forum. Is anyone else having that problem?
  9. Expo 2017

    I am not sure if I will be home in time. Are you going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Camo Electrical Cord

    Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 10th Annual Virginia mini

    I wish I could be there. Does anyone have an IPad or iPhone? I would love to FaceTime for little bit to say hello to everyone and see what everyone shows. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ralph has my cellphone number and I can receive iMessages. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Camo Electrical Cord

    Bill, do you have a link to that $98 cord? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sockets for blowmolds

    What type of LEDs will you be using? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. To guide you in the correct direction, more information is needed. What is your budget? What speed do you want the light to flash? What type of LED are you trying to flash? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Securing 10' 3" PVC Poles

    How hard would it be to take the bottom lights off and put them back on? What I have done with my arch is I drive cement rebar that is 3/4in into the ground about a foot and a half with two feet sticking out. I then attached a 3/4in piece of sch40 pvc pipe to the inside of my 4" pvc pipe. I use two U-bolts, one at the bottom, one at the top. It can be difficult with 4" pvc pipe so I know it will be difficult with 3" but I am sure it can be done with some patience. I slide the 3/4" pvc pipe that is inside the arch leg over the rebar and I have had no issue. If you want extra protection, the rebar like I mentioned by also put toilet flanges on the bottom of your arch legs. Lay a piece of 2x6 on the ground parallel to your driveway with it centered as much as possible on the rebar. Drill a hole in the 2x6 that will fit the rebar through it. Make sure that the hole you drilled it centered in the board so when you slide it over the rebar and then place the arch on it, you have room to screw the toilet flange to. You will need to use washers to attached the flange to the board and the pvc pipe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If you want, send me a private message and we can work out a way to talk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk