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About Anthony_In_Houston

  • Birthday 08/27/1956

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Houston, Texas, USA
  • Biography
    Retired and have not displayed Christmas lights in a lot of years
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  • Occupation
    I retired from working on Fire Trucks
  • About my display
    No longer doing a display

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  1. Make a Mega Ball Tree. Segment it like a mega tree and sequence it like one too. Anthony
  2. You can get this at most paint stores. Depending on where you get it the paint will run18 to 30 dollars a gallon. If you go to the local high schools that have football they may be able to direct you to the dealer they use and get a better price. This paint will wear off when put on grass meaning it will last a long time on grass without traffic or rain and the grass will have to grow for the paint to go away, it is permanant on any hard surface. Let me know if you need any other info Anthony
  3. Get the atheletic field marking paint and paint it. Use a flood light to light it up and make it show better. Anthony
  4. What kind of grass do you have? Does your grass go dormant during the winter? Anthony
  5. This is the best stuff around. Krylon Fusion Works great on coroplast Anthony
  6. How about using the sensor for the garage door. its an optical sensor! Anthony
  7. You can check bulbs with a multi meter and see what the resistance is. to translate thie you woil need the following....good known voltage bulbs and then check the resistance of these bulbs and record you readings. different voltage bulbs will have different resistance. once you have checked the new bulbs and recorded you readings you can check you unknown voltage bulbs and see what the resistance is and this wll tell you what you have. One common mistake people make when using the LKP is to not have the plug for the string orientated properly. If you insert the plug in the outlet and use the LKP to check for voltage you should have a reading at the very first bulb, if there is no voltage there one oftwo things is wrong, the plug to the outlet is not turned properly or there is a problem from the plud to the first socket. Flip the plug over to reverse the plug and try again. I have use the LKP to repair many strings and in a very short amount of time. Understanding how a light string is wired helps you to understand, light strings are connected in series meaning the power runs from one bulb to the next and then back to the outlet. Here is a good article to help explain http://www.ciphersby...ES/XMSLITES.HTM when used properly the LKP will do its job no matter what is damageg or how mant lights are burnt out. I hope this helps Anthony
  8. How about this What ever type of light you will use figure the amps per channel. Go ahead and run your 6 foot extension cords and then buy some C9 or C7 strings and use that as the remainder of your extension cords. Either put burnt out bulbs in the sockets or leave them loose. A burnt out bulb would be the best way there would be no chance of the socket becoming empty and creating a shock hazzard. That will keep you in code and your bulbs are just burnt out. One way to get around the code. Anthony
  9. Best thing to do is set everything behind the hydrant. Fire Marshalls can and will ticket you if you block access to a hydrant. Also think about how hose is laid, it will need lots of room on all sides. I guarantee you that if that plug is needed they won't care anything about your display. Anthony
  10. The easiest way is to use a lever. Get a pipe or a 2x4 long enough and sturdy enough to pull it out and use the ground as the pivot point. you will be amazed at how much you can do with this. depending on the diameter of the rebar you can use a chain or a rope to latch on th the rebar and then tie off to the lever. much easier that beating something with a sledge hammer. Anthony
  11. Mount it in a box decorated to look like a present and set it on the ground. Anthony
  12. Drill a hole in te end of a 2X4 to the depth you need for the J hook end and stick the rod in the hole and bend it over to the side of the 2X4. Or If you need a really tight bend get two lag bolts place them in the side of a 2X4 and bend the bar around the bolts. Set the bolts at the distance you need to make the tight bend. You may have to cut the lag bolt heads odd to get the rod off. Anthony
  13. Any of the fluorescent paints will fade. We use this paint on the tips of our aerial ladders and even the best paint fades over time. The products available at the local home stores are not high quality and will fade even faster as you can see for yourself. Try to find paint for plastic and not the fluorescent type and it will last longer. The yellows and oranges in plastic paint are very bright. Anthony
  14. Your wiring is wrong its all tied together the switch turns everything on no matter which position its in. Anthony
  15. I think you did a very good job. Anthony
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