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About msiebri66

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  • Birthday 01/21/1966

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Too many
  • Location
    Parker, CO
  • Biography
    Like lots of lights
  • Interests
    Building stuff
  • Occupation
    Techinal Consultant
  • About my display
    Static, 10K lights

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  1. I also use C6 on both of mine and like them very much.
  2. I placed an order with them for a spool of spt2 wire and some vampire plugs on 9/2, and I have not heard a thing since. I have emailed them twice, but have still nothing. I guess I have to keep chasing them. Glad to know it's not just me...
  3. Hi, Last year was my first attempt at an animated display with LOR, after many years of a static display. I only did a mega-tree, as I didn't want to bite off too much my first year. I did not do super-strings, but I was very happy with how my tree came out. I opted to go with more controllers and fewer light strings. I think the greater granularity of control makes for better effects with the tree. I documented my complete build on our family website if you want to see all the details. http://barsix.net/?page_id=8 As for sequences, I found it was much better to find sequences
  4. tekcor1- Sorry for the diversion, but what song is in that sequence? I tried Shazam, but it didn't recognize it. I'd love to build a sequence to that song!
  5. Before I moved into the LOR world, I used 4 dedicated outside circuits similar to yours, and used an Intermatic ST01 timer on each circuit. I mounted them in single-gang boxes in my mechanical room right next to the panel, and then outside. They can be programmed for multiple on-off cycles, come on at set times or sunset, etc. They were only rated for 15 amps each, so I had to watch the load when I ran mostly incans. I have had to replace a couple of them over the years, but they have generally worked pretty well. You can get them a variety of places online. I still have them installed
  6. Sorry for not replying sooner, I've been busy getting the rest of my lights up while the weather is nice here. You can see the details of my megatree on our family website. Go to www.barsix.net -> Christmas Lights DIsplay -> 2012 to see the details. I have several hi-res pictures out there that describes what I did this year. I found it really helpful to look at pictures of what other people had done before I built my tree this year, so I thought I would try to help out other new mega-tree builders. I ordered my velcro strips from Amazon. They aren't as heavy-duty as I would have
  7. Hi, I am certainly not a pro or a senior member, as this year was my first mega-tree, but here is what I did. I found an old trampoline frame of the diameter I needed on craigslist. I painted it black so it doesn't show up as much. Then I shortened the legs so that the base ring sits about 18" off the ground. I mainly did this because of snow cover, it's not unusual for us in Denver to have a foot of snow on the ground for part of the winter. I also use velcro strips to attach the strings to the base. It's worked well for me so far, as I have had to adjust the string lengths a few tim
  8. Thank you all very much for the input! This gives me quite a bit to think about before starting to buy/build. I do have another question that I forgot in my first post, that is individual strands vs. bundled or mega-strands. I have read most of the mega-tree section of the forums and watched a number of videos, but I can’t tell if most people do this one way or the other. My first thought was to run individual strands, I thought that would look better if multiple colors were on at the same time during a sequence. It seems like the mega-strand approach would make it much easier to as
  9. Hello everyone. I have had a steadily-growing static light display for the last several years. I would like to step up to something more interesting, so I started looking at mega-trees. I have done quite a bit of reading on this site and others. This is what I have come up with so far as a plan, but I need some advice. I started looking at what lights were readily available. I can get 70-count 4-inch spacing LED strings in white, red, green and blue. These have a length of 23 feet. From that I calculated that I need a tree about 21 feet high with a 10.5 foot diameter. If I get 24 st
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