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Karl LaFong

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  1. If memory serves, this has happened before at this time of year. Perhaps PLANET-CHRISTMAS just needs to have off line "scheduled maintenance" every year during the second week of January so everyone can decompress.
  2. Well my only question is when? Since the stores will be open tomorrow ((01/01/08), does that mean they change prices at the strike of midnight? Or 3am? Or 6am? Anyone that actually knows please advise.
  3. I love this thread! Someone needs to compile all of these that have been posted through the year and publish it. I can see it selling out at the next PLUS faster than L.E.D.s at 75% off.:waycool:
  4. Whenever I do an interview, one of the points I stress, is that one does not need to go crazy with decorations for Christmas to be appreciated. When I drive by a home, and it just has one or two strands of lights, I'm happy because it shows they care about showing the spirit of Christmas by brightening someones day with those lights. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone did that?
  5. I'm not a "light guy" (nor do I play one on TV) but I'd like to see this question presented as a poll. BTW I would vote for the continued dominance of L.E.D. lighting and the affectsand effectsthey've had on the hobby.
  6. pnewcomb1 wrote: :waycool:HOORAY:waycool: I found one in Watertown S.D. A big thanks to everyone that helped all the way to Chuck Smith for establishing PLANET CHRISTMAS.
  7. While I don't have any pickle buckets, I do agree with your post. Another way to look at it, ice and snow that is, why fight it? Leaving things inflated seems to be asking for trouble. I just use plastic tarps to cover mine and then everything is good to go after the storm.
  8. When you have figured out (and don't think twice about it any longer) the time of dayby looking at your countdown clock. i.e. 14days, 3hours, 15minutes = December 10th 8:45pm
  9. vegasryder wrote: I have that as well and I thought it would look nifty to have his head come up out of one chimney while his legs go down in the other. So no one has even seen what I'm looking for?
  10. Can anyone tell me where I might find an inflatable that portrays Santa's legs going up and down (or in and out) of a chimney? I can't seem to locate one.
  11. ChuckHutchings wrote: Thank you for the kind offer. I use just one "strand" of rope light as well. This one came with a regular 110v plug so I have it lit, I just want it to "chase" as well. Can anyone suggest a good place to purchase chasing rope light so I can use it for next year?
  12. So I've been using a rope light in oneplace for about ten (10) years now and I decided it was about time to change it out. I purchased a new one, set it all up and was about to plug it in where the old one had been :devil:WHEN:devil: I noticed the new rope only has two connectors (pins) and the old one has three. Is this another case of planned obsolescence? Previously I have connected the rope light to a black box that had the ability to turn theindividual lights in the rope on and off giving the appearance of "chasing". Is there a device available that can do this with rope light? Myblack box is no good because it requires a three pin rope, not two. Is there an adaptor out there that I canpurchase?
  13. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=88277
  14. Peggy13 wrote: Me too. I have a bunch in the basement I never use. You do realize that this item doesn't light up.
  15. Scott, You're not "getting out", are you?
  16. Thanks Tim I live in a small town in Iowa that no one has heard of, about 5 hours from the Twins. The problem seems to be not the 12 volts, but the amps. Radio Shack only carries adaptors up to 1.5 amps and nothing happens so I assume it requires more amperage. How much, I don't know.
  17. roye wrote: Use what? I don't know to what it is you're referring to. As well as your yes post.
  18. AND... Unfortunately, when I attempted to purchase the item from Mouser. the minimum order is 1000. I suppose they wouldn't like it if I returned 999 of them.
  19. Daniel wrote: That looks right. Forgive my lack of knowledge of the correct terms. The whole thing is missing from where it plugs into the wall to where it plugs into the reindeer. My wife and I have found that blaming one another for losing it does not help.
  20. I'll try these sites but I must admit that sorting through places like that sometimes overwhelms me.
  21. I'll check them out. Are they back by the cameras and DVDs?
  22. WYDan wrote: My neighbor has something along this line and we tried it this evening. The plug in was the correct diameter and he set it to 12 volts and nothing happened. No hum or anything. The fellows at radio shack stated they had nothing "big enough" for my item. I think they were referring to amps.
  23. About 12 years ago, I purchased an animated reindeer at Sears in a mall South of the Twin Cities. The reindeer is approx. 3 feet tall and moves its head and front leg back and forth. I tell you this because we've lost the electrical cord to this item and we're at a lost as to what to do. The cord plugs in on the left rear hoof which reads: 12 VOLT AC/ADAPTER SUPPLY ONLY The actual "plug in" to the reindeer is a solid jack (like a headphone jack) going to the wall outlet plug which is in a thick, black box about 3 inches square. I've taken it to Radio Shack (no help) and to Lowes where we looked at all the display items and none matched what I needed. What do I do? I doubt SEARS would be any help as they haven't carried the item for a decade. Any and all suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.
  24. When "lights, lights, lights" has more than one page of new topics a day (as it does today) it becomes a case ofinformation overload. Or, in other words, too much of a good thing.
  25. Dan, If you're still looking for deals, go to the "old" Menards which is still open. Everything in the store, including all Christmas items, are 80% off. This is because 1. most people don't realize it's still open 2. they don't want to move the inventory over there.
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