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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
  16. Aluminum is harder to weld unless you already have equipment for that. Steel rod is very easy to bend and much easier to weld. Steel would also be stronger and would hold up better. If you use a good primer and prep the steel and good paint it should last for years. Anthony
  17. Its called a Spherical Rod End you will need one with a bearing of some kind to stand up to the rotation of the belt roller and any tennision that will be there. Do a search on that or Rod Ends. Anthony
  18. How about checking in at http://www.lonestarholidays.com/ you can find a lot of members there and there is one member that is offering free lights if you help with tear down it may be worth your while for that one. I dint know what has been marked by who or what he has but it could be worth your time. Anthony
  19. Elevate the flood lights with a 10 foot section of EMT tubing. You can get fixtures for the end of the tubing and when set to be 8 foot off the ground and shining down the light will not be on the house or other elements.The direction of the light is easy to adjust and get where you want it. Anthony
  20. I would get some 3/4 EMT electrical tubing and make a frame for it. You can use an assortment of electrical connectors and pipe tee's to connect the frame. If I was to do this I would make the frame longer on the bottom to elevate the snowflake off the roof for better visibality. Space vertical tubing in places to support the arms of the snowflake. then have several tubes come off the top oe a few feet from the top to make a support to keep the snowflake at the angle you need. Anthony
  21. I have used coroplast for nearly 15 years and the only glue I use is Handibond. It is an instant glue and works great. One think I can suggest is to use the color sheets to layer the color on and not paint. For example on your Santa in the lower picture make the cutout using white coroplast then use green coroplast for his suit and glue the green to the white. I made some toy soldiers out of coroplast and used all coroplast and later it on. You never have to paint and these are going on 10 years or so. If you would like to talk more PM me with your questions and give me your email and I will be happy to help. Anthony Oh the paint to use is Krylon Fussion
  22. PM me without email address and I can send you how I built my pulley system. Anthony
  23. Or you can get some low watt C9 bulbs and use more that way. the C9 bulbs come in 2.5 watts and will allow you to do what you want. Anthony
  24. I have used EMT tubing with the tubing straps. If your plywood is thick enough you can screw the straps to the plywood, if not you can use stove bolts (small ones) to anchor the straps. When you do this method you can drive one of the EMT tubes straight and the second one at an angle, this makes it just slightly harder to pull up and may slow someone down that is not so honest. Anthony
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