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About christmaswaters.com

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  • Birthday 04/09/1937

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  • Location
    Port Charlotte, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    Retired EE who founded manufacturing company that designed and built PTO driven air compressors sold mostly to utility companies. Sold company and retired at 55.
  • Interests
    Christmas decorating, woodworking, boating
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  • About my display
    Display features water display controlled with 24 channels LOR. The rest of display has mucho lights contolled with too many channels to easily program.

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  1. <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16819565?portrait=0&amp;color=ffea00" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  2. Had to change name on my video web so new address is Christmaswaters.com
  3. Nothing is impossible but this is a close as you can come. You do realize that icicle lites are wired much different then LED strings. They are wired in series parallel set up. If you have 1 bulb burn out you will see that 1 or 2 strings will go out and they may not be next to each other and may have 8 to 12 bulbs involved. A LED string of 70 bulbs is made up of 2 series strings of 35 bulbs each with rectifier and possible resistor on each series. To make icicle lights work with LED bulbs would take a lot work as you would have work with proper voltage and rectifiers. I don't feel it is worth
  4. Dave What a great idea. It makes your house look twice as large and will be great when it is lighted. Pls post some pics after you get the lights up. Nice job
  5. I am so impressed with all you have done and I can't believe you did it all since Sept. Eveything is just great and look forward to seeing the video after it is all finished.
  6. I feel I made mistake of using more then 1 year. New 2" suction cups do well for light objects but nothing too heavy. I have stopped using and am now mounting a cross bar with screws and have not had failure with this set up. Yes this leaves a hole in my walls but easy to patch but won't do this unless I sell and don't hope to do this for a while. If hole is to obvious I touch up with a little colored putty and you can't see the hole.
  7. You are a real artist and the details of your painting these cutouts is fantastic. Thanks for sharing as these all are great. Your selections are great as they are different from what we normally see.
  8. Tom Glad to see what you are trying to do. However I must ask if you are aware of Florida Planet Christmas and the map that has been done for its 70+ members. This map was recently updated and should be up to date. Please check out our web site and the map. This map only covers members of Florida Planet Christmas so non members will not have a map listing. However it covers most major displays in Florida. I didn't find your name under members list but maybe I missed it. If you are not a member, we would love to have you join us and we would be happy to workwith you as you could certainly help
  9. Had rotator cuff surgery in Apr and found out it tore again. On top of that MRI showed I have cancer in my shoulder. So I am now faced with 15 radiation treatments and 3 months of chemo right after that. Couldn't have happened at worse time as I was just starting my water display set-up. Since I only have use of one arm there is no way I can do what must be done even with help from family and friends. It was a very painful decision to make but feel I have no other choice but to put off decorating for this year. A real bummer and a real downer! First time in 15 yrs I won't be decorating and it
  10. Well Glen it is a good offer but don't want to P.O. Dan. So guess props will stay with me for a while.
  11. Dan I considered your generous offer but it came to me that these are Florida props and they just wouldn't be happy with your NJ weather. But more important I just don't want to share all my build ideas with you as it would lead to brain overload as we both know you would take these ideas and design 10 new props. I am just looking out for your best interests.
  12. I tried to place order and the 319175 code did not work for me also. I am 1st time buyer so that is not the key. With shipping and taxes the total was over $32. Bad deal!!! I'm guessing this coupon has some min price such as $100 on total order. Guess I will buy at local Ace for much less then $32.
  13. I understand your diagram. I see you are adding 4 new breakers in your pool panel. These 4 outputs are fed to another panel which includes 4 pole relay which is turned on off with remote timer. Lets understand the relay. This relay should have 20 amp rating (on each contact) to handle the load. The primary coil to operate this relay could 12, 24, or 120v and this is determined by the voltage your timer will put out. So first you must determine the timer output control voltage. Once this is know you can order the relay with proper voltage for primary coil. If you don't understand this, you shou
  14. I have learned a few interesting things about my display. My water display stays the same but I have added LEDs each year so I have a much brighter display and people do notice the difference because some have seen it for 4 yrs in a row. I also change the background lighting a bit but get few comments on this. 2 yrs ago I set up my wireframes on computer and only turned on certain sections during different songs. Found out people didn't care for this as they didn't get to see all the wireframes that they remembered from the last year. So I have gone back to static on wireframes and people seem
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