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Do you cut off all the tags on your strands and extension cords?


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You are a Christmas fanatic if........................There are cut off tags and pieces of tie wrap littering your garage floor.:D

I was working on something tonight, and a couple of new strands did NOT have fuses attached. Geez, what a ripoff. I was planning on Ebaying the fuses to recoup some of my costs........buy it now, $0.05 each, $9.99 shipping.:(

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I cut them all off. There are seven on the HD lights and four on Wal Mart lights. I just can not stand them on all the strings.

Oh and if you really want to think about something, think about the number of strings you have then multiply them by number of tags!!! Just what will be in my yard this year will be about one million tags!!! For anyone that cares that equals two pine trees!!:laughing:

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I cut them off extension cords.

On lights,I may leave the amp tag tomake bulbs changing easier. Mixing Target 0.2 Amp/ hundred ES bulbs & most other 0.34 - 0.36 bulbs is an obviousissue. However, I also have some 0.40 amp (notably GKI) that tend to surge a 0.34/.36 bulb during power up.

Charlie

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All of my tags went back into the ground where they started. I write the amperage on the plug with a magic marker. I know the bulb I need by the amperage draw. Some of those tags were so big; I swear you could read them from the street. I had one tag last year that was a full 8 1 /2 x 11 inch paper folded in half!

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[align=center]Take them all off!! Burn them later!! Death to the stupid tags people never read (or could read), care, or want on their nice new strings of lights...

[/align]I take them all off sooner or later... sometimes when I get them, sometimes when I put them up, and sometimes when I take them down...

P.S. if you do read them I wont hold it against you:P (I may of read them earlier in my life)

[align=center]...If you think i'm mad at the tags or otherwise i'm not, just funnin...

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well all of mine dont have any amp ratings or anyting important other than "using or handling of this product may put you in contact with lead, a substance known to the state of california to cause birth defects and other very bad stuff...":laughing: oh, and the UL tag...

basically my tags are useless and annoying.

dont quote me as i did not quote it...

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lightingman117 wrote:

well all of mine dont have any amp ratings or anyting important other than "using or handling of this product may put you in contact with lead, a substance known to the state of california to cause birth defects and other very bad stuff...":laughing: oh, and the UL tag...

basically my tags are useless and annoying.

dont quote me as i did not quote it...

One of 'em will have the voltage and amperage ratings -- it's a UL requirement.

-Tim

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lightingman117 wrote:

wow i've never seen them on mine, strange that I havent noticed it over the years...

Mixed in with all that other cruft, usually in multiple languages, it's easy to miss...

It's handy for knowing mini-light types though. For standard 100-strings, if it says .2xx Amp, you know it takes Energy Saving bulbs. if it's .3xx Amp, it's Super Bright...

-Tim

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Same here. I always cut off all tags from cords. I don't want to see them and I already know the load that I can put on them so they are useless to me.

RichardH wrote:

Do you cut off all the tags on your strands and extension cords?

I do.

It is crazy! I have been opening packages of minis to find 4 labels on the start of the cord and 2 labels at the end. Some of them are a good 2-3" long. They drive me nuts! They have separate Spanish and English labels.

They pack so much information on them that the type is so small you can barely read them. I know they have to do this for liability reasons but it seems like it is getting out of control.

I do the same thing for extension cords.

My entire display does not have a single label on any cords or strands of lights.

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i never remove mine, i don't really even notice them, plus if they don't work after 5 years stick them in a box take them with a proof of purchase from this years lights with one of those boxes and get a new strand :laughing: i mean wal mart can lose a few bucks and it save a bunch in the long run and most wal marts don't even check. not that i have done it or anything but it could be done if you still HAD ALL THE TAGS ON!

Tags need a home too!:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

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