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About DKRGoods

  • Birthday 12/24/1961

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When I setup my Mega Tree for the first time. I and the wife just stared at it for hours.
  • Location
    Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
  • Biography
    A grandpa that enjoys living his family
  • Interests
    Motorcycles, computers and anything Christmas
  • Occupation
    Customer Service
  • About my display
    I have a 21' mega tree, four 10 footers and over 100 Blow molds.

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  1. I keep mine above my in-laws garage where the temperature is basicaaly the same as outside. Never any issues. Tips I have followed. Never stack where weight will bend the blowmold from heat. Never lay down the big ones. Stand, stand, stand Never use sand in a blowmold. It will destroy the Blowmold VERY fast. Where ever you store make sure air does flow. Keep mouse traps out if the danger is there. They will nest and same for wasps. The biggest thing that destroys them is dampness and direct sunlight. Most of mine are from Craigslist and were stored in a garage or basement. Its fun and learn wiring. I have had to rewire a lot of them because of age. I use mostly CFLs in mine because a 13watt cfl has the same lumens as a 60 watt bulb and so on I am up to 100 this year and I have quiet a few originals that were made in the sixties. :-)
  2. I take the small rock you add to cement and put it in ziplock bags filled about half way. I then take out the light and slowly shake the bag with the rock in it so it falls in. Depending on the size it can take up to six. They do stay in place here in MA. I also add bricks from the bottom if they fit. Thats easier and three to four do the trick. Good luck!!!!!
  3. If they are C7 retro fits make sure the center contact is high enough to reach the bulb. Also, a bulb has two points of contact... make sure they are nice and shiny... any corrosion will block the current.
  4. Seek a professional. It will save your sanity along with your valuables. This is one part of creating a beautiful display where you need the professionals. Plus...they might be able to get you more power from a better subpanel in your garage.
  5. Yup.... I use Citrus stripper from Home Depot. Smells nice. Then Krylon Fusion.
  6. Try this... http://www.planetchristmas.com/blow-molds/
  7. You are 100% correct. My apologies for not catching that.
  8. I painted mine to look like a candy cane. Nice red swirl all the way up and my light strings are green. Looks awesome.
  9. I use CFL's for the big guys and 4w c7's for the little. FYI..... 10w CFL puts out the same lumen as a 40 w bulb and a 13 w is like a 60 w bulb. Saves tones and no problems in the cold. About the peeling???? Never seen it and I have a set of carolers that are made from BECO, Snowmen made from Santa's Best and I can't even count the Empire. Trick to keeping them decent is to store them in some sort of shelter when not in use. Preferably someplace that breaths. I use the top of a garage.
  10. Check out your local Sam's club etc. I just picked up GE 13W CFL's that were on special for $2.98 for 8 bulbs. They are usually right around $14 for eight. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/ge-energy-smart-13-watt-light-bulbs-8-pk/164478.ip?navAction=
  11. I do the same as "gmac" . I have four trees here in MA. and have no problems. My top pieces are the inverted toilet bowl flang with wall board hooks and my bottom is 1/2" sprinkler pipe. If you send me your email by PM I'll send ya a pic.
  12. I use CFL's for my big ones and my small guys get 25w. The ones that use a c-7 I use the 4w instead of 5 or 7. Good luck and have fun. Remember there is no right or wrong its just using your imagination :-)
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