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About Erin_King

  • Birthday 03/26/1973

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  • Location
    Graham, Washington, USA
  • Biography
    I live in Graham, WA with my wife and our 3 great children. We just bought a house that is perfect for decorating.
  • Interests
    Woodworking, making toys.
  • Occupation
    Warehouse Foreman
  • About my display
    Added 64 channels and a FM transmitter for this year. We are really excited.

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  1. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. When nothing I threw at it worked. I went old school, and poured 5 gallons of boiling water down the pole to get it all to came loose. I am now removing all standing water from the base, and drying all the parts. I poured some roadrunner ice melt in the base so if it freezes again, I can at least get it out of the ground to bring it in to thaw. Ahhh what we go through to get our lights up. Merry Christmas everybody!
  2. Thanks for the quick replies. Guess I get to head off to HD for some heat tape. Maybe a quick stop in the Christmas section?
  3. Houston, we have a problem. I am finally putting up my mega tree. The sunsetter telescoping pole I use for it has been in the down position for a few days. In the mean time the weather has turned very cold. It seems my flagpole it completely frozen together. Has anyone had this happen? If so, what did you use to melt the ice? I have my heavy duty work light right next to it now, but it isn't helping much. Maybe some liquid de-icer? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Erin King
  4. I took 2 years off from decorating, so this is my first time hearing of Bill's passing. We had such a great time at his home for the Washington Mini's. He also gave me a ton of pointers on my welding for my wireframes. I will say, God is awfully lucky. Now he'll have the most kickin Christmas display in the universe. We will miss you bill.
  5. If you can get together some more people, I am interested. I know it's a little late for this year, but if we can get these early in the year they will be ready for next years build.
  6. Home Depot has their 100 pack of plug ends marked down to $53.99 for a 100 pack. Never too early to start saving on next years display. As much as I hate to shop away from AL, I just couldnt pass up this bargain. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100652709&N=6+530275+90044 Merry Christmas Erin and Family
  7. I finally got around to my belkin mod today. Works great in a straight line down the road in front of my house, but does horrible around the corner. I should tweak with the antenna length.
  8. They look great Lisa. Glad we got some snow as a backdrop for the picture of the snowman. Erin
  9. I think it looks great. I also like the multis on the spiral tree. Keep up the good work. Erin
  10. The hanging Santa can be purchased from the Lakeside Collection for $19.95. Here is the link to the item on their page. http://www.lakeside.com/details.asp?ITN=HSV6&CAT=1&KWD=hanging%20santa&ST= Erin
  11. Switching to minis on both frames will give you alot more definition. C-7 and C-9 bulbs, in my opinion should be used on frames only for accent. They are too bulky to give clear lines, and the whole thing ends up looking kinda jumbled. Just my 2 cents. Erin
  12. Carrie Sansing wrote: I thought I recognized alot of her frames from Lori's website. I thought maybe she was just making the same ones. Erin
  13. And now to get this thread back on topic. Joey, there are several alternatives to actually building a wireframe. The most obvious would be plywood cutouts. The big upside to these are that they have definite "day appeal". They can also be lit with minis, ropelight, or spots. This makes them flexible as well. Then we have coro (Corugated plastic). It's easy to cut, takes paint well. The downside to this, as I have read is that it breaks easily when drilling for lights. I am no expert on either of these methods, but I just thought I'd offer my 2 cents. Which is worth just that! :laughing: Good luck finding a method that works for you. I'm sure either way you go it will look great. I look forward to seeing the end result. Erin
  14. I use a planetary ring roller. You just cut the length of steel required for the size of circle you need, slide the rod into the roller and pass it several times until the ends meet. Here is a link to Harbor Freight's Roller http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=36790 Have fun with your frames. I have only been doing them for a couple of months, but I am having a blast. Erin
  15. Robin wrote: You say that only because you can't see the welds cloe-up. :laughing: Erin
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