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Wal Mart Trees

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Hey Everyone

 

Wal Mart had some pre lit 3 and 4 ft trees markd down 75%.  But they were marked  indoor use only.   They were really cheap, and I considered using them as accent pieces outside, but did not purchase them because of the "indoor only".  ANybody every use these outside, and how did it work out?

 

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Go back and get them!!!

 

I have been using "indoor" artificial trees for 3-4 years and they are all doing well. 

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Wow....

I just couldn't take a chance. Had to buy my current load at 50% off. I bout 6 of the 4ft and 2 of the 6ft white. Already had 16 2ft ones and 6 4ft and 1 6ft. Worked great with my dumb nodes;

 

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Wow.... I just couldn't take a chance. Had to buy my current load at 50% off. I bout 6 of the 4ft and 2 of the 6ft white. Already had 16 2ft ones and 6 4ft and 1 6ft. Worked great with my dumb nodes;
 
Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk 2 Where did you find 2`trees? I couldn't find any this year. All I could find was 3` and I feel that would be too big for my display.

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I had 20 of them out for the past 2 years, and just bought another 20 at Hobby Lobby, all labeled indoor use.
Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk 2 What size?

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Sent from my VTAB1008 using Tapatalk 2 Where did you find 2`trees? I couldn't find any this year. All I could find was 3` and I feel that would be too big for my display.

Check out my blog where I talk about this;

http://burtonchristmaslights.weebly.com/1/post/2013/05/summertime-is-almost-heretime-to-start-designing.html

Towards the end though...I mention about a controller I was going to use with my Flextech Strips....nope. Used Sandevices controller.

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I think outdoor would be a hard plastic maybe.  Again, I use ALL indoor trees, outside. Look at all those trees next to my house. Everyone is either a yard sale find or a donation. Paid no more than $10.00 for any of those trees up against the house. May have a little rust on them, who cares. They stand straight and hold the lights fine :-)

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I have many of the 6.5 foot Walmart trees outside in their 3rd year.  Virtually no rust and no problems with failing needles or branches, or lights.  I mount them by pounding 1/2 EMT conduit in the ground and simply slipping them over that.  This year my Walmarts shipped out the 6.5 footers before 75% came, otherwise I would've bought quite a few more.

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I also use many "indoor" trees outside.  Just picked up three 6 footers at walmart for $5 a piece.  I stay away from pre lit as in my experience trouble shooting the lighting on them is a real pain.  Never tried any of the LED pre lits though. 

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I also use many "indoor" trees outside.  Just picked up three 6 footers at walmart for $5 a piece.  I stay away from pre lit as in my experience trouble shooting the lighting on them is a real pain.  Never tried any of the LED pre lits though. 

Wait....you use the lights on these things?  I never do, because they ALWAYS burn out!  Also, ALL of mine only have the front half towards the audience wrapped in lights. You can cut your light count down by half. That goes a long way towards your amp count. Also, they prelit ones have the lights way down inside the tree. Not sure how close yours are to the street, mine are at least 40 yds if not more away. You won't see those lights way down in the branches. Stick them right on the outside of the tree :-)

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Walmart in Mountain View, California has pre lit 6, 7.5, and 12ft green trees still on hand and @ 75% off.

 

I was there tonight looking around and they also still have tons of white on green wire mini incans.

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