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Bill V

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Bill V last won the day on December 28 2017

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About Bill V

  • Birthday 07/20/1955

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    Collingwood Lights

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Each year brings a new favorite.
  • Location
    Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  • Biography
    A bachelor of fine arts degree many years ago led to a frustrated painter finally finding an outlet with lights.
  • Interests
    metal fabrication, woodworking and cabinet making
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  • About my display
    400,000 lights controlled by 1024 antiquated AL channels and 44 non zero cross ssr's for some really high amperage craziness.

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  1. Scot,

    I'm pretty well set with backup boards but let me know if you are unable to move the controllers and maybe we can work something out.



  2. Those drone videos are so sweet. Wanted to do one for my display but I'm 10 miles from the White House and everything is grounded around here. Nice display!
  3. I just use black. All the green shrink I've ever seen was really light and would stand out way worse than black.
  4. Yep, The thing about AL is every season with fingers crossed you kick on the show not knowing whether you'll see Christmas fairies with pixel dust or Christmas trolls with clubs!
  5. I would like to think something was driving those 54 controllers and 352,000 lights this year.
  6. Antiquated with no support, but works.
  7. I agree with Mike, My first Mega I worried about what to use and finally went with C6's. Love them, however, Over the years I have added five more fifteen foot midi mega's and spirals and used M6's. I went with M6's primarily because they take up less storage and are lighter. Anyhow, twenty feet away I can't tell the difference between the two. I think you will be happy with ether.
  8. Yeah, They usually discount them after Christmas until they sell out and that's it until October sometime. Must of been enough demand this year for them to bring in some more.
  9. I think the post is about AL software. Personally, I'd pick up an old PC running windows XP. Why add to an already buggy situation.
  10. HD is out of male and female spt1 plugs but still have inline plugs in stock Get them while they last. http://www.homedepot.com/s/inline%2520plug?NCNI-5
  11. Bill V


    That's a great question. I know I would be interested in buying some.
  12. GFCI issues increase with load on the circuit. A lot of times the trip is the result of many tiny cumulative leaks to ground not a single source. Sometimes adding circuits and distributing the loads will lessen the trips. Also just elevating your connections off the ground can help tremendously.
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