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  1. Not a problem, they look great! It is really neat to see something that I created being used on some one else's display....Merry Christmas!
  2. I am hoping to be up and running this weekend. I incurred storm damage so hopefully will have that taken care of tomorrow...might be lit by Saturday...located in Cinnaminson...
  3. I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know where to locate 3/16" "green" wre frame clips? Need them for a new project I just made over the weeeknd. Andy
  4. Dano just told me you were looking for me....I went through some old emails and found her link... http://www.lorislighteddlites.com/
  5. Ed, In my experince as Gary pointed out, the key to any good weld is clean metal and getting it to melt. The short fall of any welder is can it pentrate the metal to the proper temp to "weld" or fuse the metal together. If I feel the metal is thicker than the capabilities of my welder, I wil tack weld the peices together, fire up my torches and get the metal glowing hot. Then apply my bead of weld to the hot spot. works everytime. Andy
  6. Now i am using an existing Mega tree set up, but in all including setting up the pole, header, stringing guide wires, attaching to ground, attaching lights to header, raising, and individualliy wrapping each strand of lights, 88 in total it took me 12 hours...from start to finish...
  7. Dan, Isn't there a town around you that you need to go trash picking something?
  8. There are 16 1/16" cables running from the header down. You bring up a point there Frank about the wires that would fall in between the "guide" cables...I may still go with the pvc just sitting on the ground so the extra wires could be zip tied to that for the continuing flow of the strands. still thing though of the anchors for the guides..That's the way Weber did his tree.... As for the tree...no still standing! As for the video...that's what happens to you after 10 hours of building it followed by too may margaritas! not sure if it was me that was side ways or the tree?hmmmm
  9. Oh by the way we had 70 mph winds yesterday and I got no movement! Still stands and hardly any slack in the cables or movement in the strands of lights.
  10. You Piney! You have way too much time on your hands!
  11. The tree is actually 18 1/2 feet tall. The diameter of the pvc ring is just 8 feet. I may change up the pvc rings to homemade anchors that I can twist into the ground. I had problems keeping the ring attached to the ground. it kept wanting to lift up. I thought about the super strings too Ed. The past week I have be changing a lot to the tree....I bagged the idea of taking it down as a net...I want to redo it anyway...I wasn't really quite happy with the way it looked...my OCD coming out in me..The trick to this tree is to make it slender...I wrapped the tree with one string of lights fr
  12. Dam Tim you did take some copious notes there at the mini!!!I am impressed or wasn't that time at 2 in the morning on Sunday that you were drilling me on how it was constructed???Can't remember....too many lemonades........
  13. you didn't....we have already been around that....
  14. Me and another individual have been tesing the voltage dropping in the sprinkler wire, and as of right now 100' run, there was no voltage droppage...We are playing with LEDS too....Just food for thought!
  15. Sally and Roger you are more than welcome to come! I think this year's gathering is going to be very informative and with all the changes within the softwares and RGB/hardware that has been happening, I think there are going to be a good amount of discussions...Don't mind Dan if you see him with a shovel over the gathering weekend...just don't get on his bad side...As for Ed, well he owns a tractor and lives in the Pine Barrens....well, what else can I say about him.....
  16. Honestly, I would thinking about using sprinkler wire. It is already water proof...You will have to use a couple of 13 strand bundles together, but zip tie them together and you would have a nice neat bundle with molex connector on the ends to quickly connect and disconnect when the season is done. I used sprinkler wire last year. Ran 48 channels on it! it was so nice and neat through the yard. I know some poeple will bark at the usage, but the max load that was on each wire was no more than 150 mini incandecent bulbs....
  17. You're right Frank, no wonder he is soooooo eager to get it in the water....Brenda must be complaining of the bio waste piling up in the garage....
  18. Hey don't group me with Dan...please...He is up north in the heart of Landfill central! **** if it was for South Jersey and the pne barrens, Dan would haven't anywhere to dispose of his, ummm, how do I say it, his biological waste that he creates...You know his yard is starting to get pretty full....you can only put so much in the ground within an acre without the neighbors dog coming over and digging up a bone or two.....
  19. LOL...come on Frank do honestly think I would let you down and not have the weber tree sitting there in my backyard? I know you are use to being let down by Dan, but you can't compare all of us Jersey Guys alike. Remember Dan lives up in North Jersey....We in the south believe in following through on promises that we make to others......
  20. Wait since the mini is being held my my homestead don't I get first dibs on the lights???
  21. I have drawing with measurements for the other stick snowflake, but since the changes on here it won't allow me to upload them???Is there a new trick here?
  22. okay, all the snow flakes are 24" wide by 24" tall. The first design cut (1) 24" piece of 3/16 round stock and (4) 11 15/16" pieces, (12) 3"pieces and (12) 4" pieces. The 24" piece is the starting point, find the center point and with a protractor find your 60 degree and 120 degree points. This is why I drew on the floor of my garage. I drew a line 24" long, found the center and determined my 60 and 120 degree marks. Then drew lines out 12" from the center point on along the angles. This assisted in welding. The 3" pieces are used on each end and are angled approximately 60 degrees als
  23. Okay, I have come to a decision. Yes I can think too....Since no one has any faith in my completion of the Weber Sprial Tree....I have decided to not focus on it anymore! I have moved over to working with servos.....
  24. Okay so I missed the price thingy....but still no response? Has anyone heard anything?
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