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Greenia

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About Greenia

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Kindling the fire in the dark early Christmas morning.
  • Location
    Chicago
  • Biography
    Been in to molds for over a decade but the interest has more recently been renewed.
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, Lighthouses, vintage lighting, hand tools, woodworking, craft beer and breweriana.
  • Occupation
    Stagehand.
  • About my display
    All about the 'molds.

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  1. Something I use in my displays for main runs of power are multi outlet or "stringer" extension cords, like this one . If you don't feel comfortable with your electrician skills, this with a triple tap in each outlet is robust way of obtaining many outlets. I use the stringer cords as the backbone of my power distribution. I will then run extension cords with molded on triple tapes on their ends (like these ) out of each outlet in the stringer. And then out of THOSE secondary cords I'll run zip cord extensions out to each blow mold. Basically, its circuits branching out like a tree.
  2. I have no idea why Target (and others) call them G40 bulbs. Light bulb diameter is specified in 1/8's of an inch. So a C7 is 7/8" in diameter, a C9 is 1 1/8" in diameter, and so on. Action Lighting sells G8 an G12 bulbs, so there is disagreement among retails. Perhaps the 40 refers to millimeters? Blinking C7's are getting hard to find. In Metro Detroit I get them from Youngs Garden Mart. Some ACE hardware stores might have them. Franks Nursery (RIP) always had them.
  3. Is the turkey with the red feathers a repaint?
  4. I don't miss the Walmart days, the plastic has improved greatly since Walmart stopped selling molds. I have a pumpkin mold from the Walmart years with the thinnest plastic ever. Sure, they had the cheapest price, but they also had the cheapest, thinnest plastic. Just my experience and opinion.
  5. Back in the late 90's/Early 2000's I remember K Mart having all manner of blow molds from TPI, Grand Venture and General Foam.
  6. Greenia

    Holy Moly!

    Well, it IS a Grand Venture egg, *rolls eyes*
  7. They could be used effectively in something like a candle flame, but a GF 23" pumpkin, not so much. It could be worth experimenting but I don't see them as a suitable replacement, YET. C7 LED's have 3 diodes in them, and C9 LED's have 5 diodes in them. (That is, from the ones I've seen).
  8. If they are like all the other C7 LED replacements I have tried they just aren't bright enough for blow molds. But hey, try them out for yourself, YMMV. Also, personally, I'd rather go with warm white LEDs than the polar (cool) white you linked. Again, I just don't like how they look in molds. I just have a thing for that classic warmth an incandescent C7 gives.
  9. I use as many CFL's as I can, I typically opt for 4 watt CFL's which have an output somewhere between a 25 and 40 watt incandescent. I don't like my molds to glow as bright as a runway lights anyway, so I rarely if ever lamp up to 60 or 40 watts incandescent. As a downside, they do take a bit longer to warm up when used in the Northern winters. I've pretty much settled on 4 watt CFL's for Halloween and indoor usage and 15 watt A15 & 25 watt A19 lamps for Christmas usage. I haven't found a suitable C7 replacement, however, incandescent C7's come in 15, 10, 7, 5 & 4 watt varieties.
  10. Color me interested. I'm always interested in candles or lamp posts.
  11. Never seen those glitter creations before. Is the glitter mixed in the mold, or applied on to the plastic? Not sure if I like em but the black could look good with a yellow bulb.
  12. A pheasant? Union really did make EVERYTHING.
  13. Really feels like Lidco, especially with that shade of green and that grainy type of plastic.
  14. $4,500? Maybe towards that at 2012 RETAIL price.
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