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  1. I'm still around and everything is okay. I decided to just take a year off to finish up some projects around the house. We plan to be back next year!
  2. I remember that exact thing happening to someone last year, I have been looking for the post but haven't found it yet, so I'm not sure what the solution was.
  3. Are you new at posting images?? I had the same problem a while ago, a censored word in the url. Who knew??
  4. The stuck fuse is most likely a bad fuse holder, several years ago there was a batch of holders where the cap gripped the fuse too much and did not allow the little spring in there to push the fuse firmly against the contact in the base of the holder, that resulted in arcing and heat build-up and melted the bottom of the holder. Call LOR and they will send you new fuse holders..
  5. Thank You, The base is 11" square by 36" tall and is made with 3/4" Baltic birch plywood Too much work? I saw the picture of the haunted hayride trailer that you built, I think you can handle this, it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours... Thank You Frank! :pYou are just jealous of the awesomeness of my mega tree.
  6. Mine are mounted on a stand that forms the "trunk" of my mega tree.
  7. I run mine until 11PM Mon-Thurs and Midnight Fri-Sun.
  8. Same here, I really need to "get off the schneid" and get things moving here... and it sounds like we have the same weather forecast here. I don't plan on putting any lights up, until the following weekend. This weekend I hope to give the lawn it's last mowing and final leaf clean up, then set up the Mega tree structure and maybe put the temporary plank roadway across the lawn for the boom-lift...
  9. That video is from Cracker, in Riverside, CA. He is a member here and on LOR forums and posted links to his videos over there... One of the nicest synchronized Halloween displays I have seen...
  10. With rocky soil you will have better luck with "Duckbill Earth Anchors", they work great in most soils but because of the way they go into the ground they are more likely to go between smaller rocks than the auger type. The small ones are as little as $3.50 each and the install rod is under $10.00, the medium sized Duckbill is around $8.00 each and has a 1100 lb rating. The only bad thing about them is they are not removable.
  11. I have 6 arches that are 8 channels each and the controllers are located between arch 1 and 2, between 3 and 4, between 5 and 6. I made custom length spt1 cords that are soldered directly to the lights and extend down the arch, to the controllers. If and when I ever rebuilt them , I really like the sleeve method that others are using and would end up leaving the plugs on the lights and add female plugs to the end of my custom cut lengths of spt1.
  12. WOW! I don't know what code book they are using , that is overkill...
  13. Give this a try, I think it's exactly what you are looking for. http://t2lights.com/christmas/lorutility.html
  14. You're welcome! Are you sure those are not the same size? I believe the 42" measurement is from the bottom of the rear legs to the top of the antlers.
  15. Found some... http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/productDetails.aspx?SKU=9805508
  16. A 5 gallon bucket filled halfway with water...The surface of the water completely covered with whole sunflower seeds... A board from the top edge of the bucket to the ground ,to act as a ramp, and a pair of old barbecue tongs to pluck out the dead tree rats. Problem solved!!
  17. That is exactly what I did to make the strings for my mega tree. I started using shrink tubing at the solder splices, but because I wanted to maintain the 3" spacing, it was just too tight to slide the tubing on, then twist the wires and solder. I ended up wrapping the splices with a good quality electrical tape.
  18. It worked for me!! I used it an hour after you posted the notice...
  19. Hi Matt, Welcome back! Do your plans this year include wrapping all your trees again this year? Thats an insane amount of work but I must say, nothing looks better...I have several trees that are just begging to be wrapped but I just can't spare the time, maybe some year I will give it a try. I have designed my whole display so far, with the thought of easy-up/ easy-down. I don't want to spend months setting up and another month, tearing down, especially here with the cold weather. I do spend lots of time in the summer building different display items, to help speed things along with set-up/ tear-down process and so far things have worked well. I can have everything up in 2 weekends, but usually allow for 3, just in case of losing one, due to the weather.
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