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  3. What a deal!

    Interesting...it's $37.99 on their website. I can't imagine that shipping would add 133.73 to the price! TED
  4. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Beco apparently first made the holiday blow molds in 1962 and was sold to MSL in 1965. MSL made the blow molds from 1965 until 1969. General Foam bought the molds from MSL in 1970 and started making some of them that year. General Foams catalogs say their first year was 1957. Mel
  5. I didn't know Tom but I'm sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow PC member. Hopefully there are some PC members nearby who can help her find new homes for his display items where they will continue to be enjoyed. TED
  6. Why I mainly use Pro lights

    Here's another reason that I mainly use pro lights. Last season I wanted to re wire my 3d star from my mega tree. The lights that were on it, were led rope lights from christmas-leds , they were about 8 season old, and still worked fine, but I didnt like the way I wired them, one was a split cord, and longer, which just erked my ocd. So i saw a great deal on a whole 150" spool of some bargain light from vida? I mean great deal, so I said with Ill get it. Well after I put my tree up, a couple of days later [luckily before going live] One section is out, so I take the tree down, and see it looks like a section burned out, I rationalize well I didn't zip tie this one section down well, I thing it rubbed, and caused the sheathing to get nicked, and it arched? I know long shot, but I mean the lights were totally burnt, I mean arched, black mess. I thought I took pictures, but I cant find them. So I say Ill rewire it, because I still have over 120'!! A couple of weeks go by, and I see one section of one rope is burnt out, but I'm not going to take it down now, It will have to wait till summer. Fast forward to this summer, I get the star out, light it up on bench, ok here's the dead part, let me putt around do this and that ,and I hear something, like running water,shhhhhh, about that time I smell it, burning plastic/wire, I look down, and now see the smoke! SO I imediatley unplug it, and wait for it to go out, I should've took a third picture, that burn went down below the tape for 1 1/2 feet, it was totally arched, I mean wtf hazard here. Then thinking about it, I originally forgot, when I first got it, and set the very first cord, it shorted out the absolute minute I plugged it in the first time. I know this sounds stupid, but I remember thinking way back then , I must have installed backwards, which would not make this happen any way... At any rate this is yet another reason/lesson to why I use mainly pro lights, I mean I still use some consumer lights like GE etc, but never again on some where that is hard to access during the season....
  7. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Prolly Monday morning Ill finally have time to work on these guys, Ive been going strong lately trying to get caught up, set up time is coming WAY Quick!!! At any rate I'm definetley not taking the sockets out, the wires are shot, so their going. But what I plan to do first is using the same extra hole that the cord came out of, and trying a clip in C-7, since Its white, I really think it will be enough, i mean I have 2 sets of brown, that work fine with C-7's. But if I feel its not enough, I have no problem what so ever rewiring the original sockets with new spt 2 wire.
  8. Old Crystal Valley Catalogs

    Me too! Any catalogs, for that matter 🙂
  9. Member died-30 LOR boxes for Sale

    Just saw this and was shocked I met him a few years ago in Georgia. Didn't know they moved to Fernandina Beach. I live only 15 miles west. I Will be contacting her in the morning.
  10. More additions tonight

    Are those a Blowmold? Or a Vacuum formed product
  11. Garage sale find

    Pretty cool
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  13. 2017 Outdoor display filler

    We have LED floodlight (13) around the house and cut Ziploc,of all things. Use the lids off of the Dollar Store ones. Cut them into a circle and use a dot of silicone to hold them on. Works GREAT!!
  14. 2017 Outdoor display filler

    Great ideas, thank you! We don't have a basement and the laundry is not reachable for power... This house is really weird about lack of plugs. There's ONE plug in the garage, really? The flood lights are LED, and I think adding lenses would be awesome. Going to research that right now.
  15. 2017 Outdoor display filler

    If your landscape lights are up lights/ floods, whatever you want to refer to them as, you can buy colored gels, ( blue would work good for this) cut them to fit and put the over the lenses. Fairly inexpensive but simple to do.
  16. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    You are correct, I looked and the sockets and they are in General Foam molds, no Becos. Do you know when Beco, MSL, and General Foam were in business.
  17. 2017 Outdoor display filler

    One suggestion, for more power outside, if you have a washer/dryer in basement, or some where near they are usaully always a 20, or 30 amp dedicated breaker, so as long as you don't do laundry when lights are on, you can totally utilize them. I did this for years , before adding 7 dedicated only for Christmas Wonderland breakers, to switches, so I can just flip switches from basement. I really like the balls on the arborvitaes, they look great! I'm a big fan of garland it wold go great wit them, and makes them move in the daylight!
  18. More additions tonight

    Those lamp post tops are really kewl. Do you think you could maybe cut some PVC in half and paint it to match and make a longer pole, even a base ??
  19. Garage sale find

    Nice! This haystack pumpkin is one of my favorites.
  20. Garage sale find

    While I know it's halloween, I still wanted to share. It is stamped on the bottom Empire 1969. I got it for 50 cents :-D
  21. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Don't forget the Cocoa Puffs
  22. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    No, it is from the same universe the "reefs" came from last year LOL Don't you remember the large green wons wiff the many collared light bulbs...........
  23. More additions tonight

    Very nice, do you know who made the lamp post lanterns?
  24. What a deal!

    You missed this one, TED. http://www.sears.com/general-foam-plastics-general-foam-lighted-halloween-figure/p-SPM11544067425?rrec=true Funny that it is being sold/advertised on the Sears website, but is fulfilled/sold by "Fastmedia" And if you read the description the "World's largest..... family owned" we all know that is Bronner's. ! Who puts these online ads together ?? They need to do their homework !! I was also watching a "Little Tikes Garden Chair" on the Walmart website. Depending on the color and what day it is, the price goes from $4.22 to $17.97 and everything inbetween. For instance, today Red is $8.40, Orange is $5.04 and the Green is $15.99. Tomorrow the Red could be $17.56, Orange $7.55, and the Green $4.97. Oh, and today the Red is offered in a 4pk for $25.99 too. It makes it tough to do much shopping and still get the best price. So keep an eye on the blow mold you're searching for...... the price is very likely to change in your favor !
  25. What a deal!

    That is just too funny.
  26. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Isn't that serial?
  27. 2017 Blow Mold Gifts!!!

    Let's see now I believe 5 is Fruit Loops, 6 is Frosted Flakes, 7 is Rice Krispies... TED Thanks for sharing the pictures. I didn't know his (or her) head came off like that! After looking at your pictures I think if it was me I would try to keep that original light kit and just replace the cord. It should be real easy to take the light kit out by just unscrewing the white knob/nut thing. I don't know if the wires are soldered on or if they attach to screws but if they attach to screws (like many lamp sockets) it would be real easy to replace the cord. A 15 or 25 watt bulb would probably be plenty bright to light up the deer. A smaller bulb (appliance bulb, ceiling fan bulb, sign bulb, etc.) would be good so that the heat is not so close to the plastic. TED
  28. What a deal!

    Wow I think I'll order a couple dozen of these!! You can "SAVE" 14 dollars!!! https://www.walmart.com/ip/General-Foam-Plastics-C6024-Light-Up-Tree-28-in-H-Green/147150664 I might as well pick up 2 or 3 of these swimming pools too: http://www.sears.com/general-foam-plastics-general-foam-plastics-or-gv240/p-SPM17038621207 TED
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