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joshua2415

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Too many to list
  • Location
    Georgia
  • Biography
    There are 2 seasons...Grass Season and Christmas!!!!
  • Interests
    Christmas
  • Occupation
    Electronics
  • About my display
    Tasteful, not over the top or gaudy.

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  1. My neighborhood has a few people with stuff up already. My wife and started early, and had a lot of positive feedback from neighbors, so it's nice to see others getting their decorations and lights up. I'm sure some money involved would up the motiviation
  2. wow! that's a pretty intricate layout. I have nothing close to that. no blowmolds or LOR stuff, just glitter deer from Lowe's/HD/Sam's and a lot of lights. I'll see about posting a picture. i appreciate the input. I like to see what people do with cords and connections behind the scenes. I also suffer from some bad SPT plugs this year. The ones i got are not like the ones you have. I have some of those from a couple years ago; the hard plastic ones. This year i got some of the light green, softer plastic ones that don't see as sturdy and don't seem to make good contact at times.
  3. Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it! I like the grease and the stake idea. i have plenty of those laying around i could use. None of the connections in the pics have tape on them; you don't ever tape them?
  4. I have 5 timers w/multiple outlets i bought from Lowe's/HD that I use throughout my yard display. Each year, i suffer from CB pops. Last nite, we got heavy rain from TS Eta. and all my lights went off. It popped the GFCI outlet that everything is plugged into. I put ziploc bags over the timer/outlet stakes to keep water off them. I wrapped all the connectors with layers of electrical tape. I raised connections off the ground with bricks. I even put some of the connection blocks, where I have a 3-way plug, in a ziploc bowl with the lid on. It keeps those connections dry, so I know thos
  5. Well said Chuck! That's part of the reason my wife and I started in September this year. We started making window frames for lights, and checking out all the previous years decorations for functionality. We started putting lights on the house around the 1st of October and just got finished. Tonight, everything will be turned on for the first full night. We've had people go by the house and complement the decorations and say they can't wait to see it lit up. Some have said it inspired them to start early too. Some people have had rough time this year with the pandemic and such, so a litt
  6. We are actually doing more than ever! It's been a rough year for some, so we, well mostly my wife, decided we should start early. We bought more deer and gift boxes, so it'll be a nice display when done. People in the neighborhood ride by all the time to see if we have them on yet. Christmas lights make you feel like a kid again!
  7. Ours should be ready to light Sunday night.
  8. I found brown SPT-1 wire at my local hardware store for 18 cents a foot. Can't really beat that.
  9. Why is it now, some of those songs are in my head. I'm sitting here humming that Paul McCartney song to myself...
  10. I'm in the process of setting up our Christmas lights, and thought of this question. Here's a scenario...i have areas of multiple shrubs, with more spacing between them, than the light string end will reach to the next shrub. Is it better to make short patch cords to daisy chain them or make one long cord with multiple female inline plugs on it? Please explain your responses. I appreciate it.
  11. Oh man, say it ain't so! i just started looking back on here in anticipation for the upcoming holidays. With the way prices have gone up due to tariffs and the corona virus, i didn't now how people would decorate this year. My wife and i talked about starting earlier this year just for the purpose of hopefully lifting someones spirits. I too have used this forum to gain knowledge and insight to Christmas lighting. I would hate to lose it. I appreciate all the people that have gave me input and the comments on my display.
  12. We cleaned up on 100 ct light strings of warm white led's, some light spheres, snowflakes, net lights, and village pieces....first time for those things.
  13. You know, I didn't consider that. I did have PVC frames for the previous house, but they were different sizes. i want to do the same thing, but I don't have the little ledge that brick creates under the window.
  14. I recently moved into a house that has one window surrounded by stucco/mortar. It doesn't have a shelf at the bottom, like a brick surround does. I'm not sure how attach the lights on this window. I want to make a pvc frame for easy install and removal...dont know. Any ideas would be appreciated!
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