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About tonypgst

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  • Birthday 06/07/1972

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  • Location
    Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    Grew up in Louisiana and found myself living in Florida after 11 years of Navy service. Married with two daughters. I partake in many hobbies, and of course have the Christmas light bug. I am planning my display with mostly DIY controllers this year.
  • Interests
    Computers, wood working, cars, video games, landscaping, etc.
  • Occupation
    IT Manager
  • About my display
    2008 - 160 Channels, 30000 lights.
  1. You can find my how-to here. http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?9995-LED-String-Modifications Direct link to document here. http://www.palombolights.com/documents/LED%20Modifications.doc Hope this helps. Tony
  2. Don't know if it was mentioned above, but I use a small dab of Vaseline in each joint. Makes removal easy.
  3. tonypgst

    Stealing Ideas?

    If anyone is worried about others copying ideas, then they would not post in these forums. We all come here to share with others and benefit as a whole for doing so. I have used others sequences and shared my own. Just because something has been done many times over, it doesn't mean the people on your street or in your town that visit your display have ever seen it. What fun would it be if you could not use elements in your display that wow your guest and get you excited to see it for the first time yourself. Seeing display videos online is one thing, but seeing them in living color is ju
  4. Hey Bull, if you are worried about getting older, the fountain of youth is down here in Florida..... ....only one problem, I haven't been able to find it yet.
  5. I put a low power CFL bulb in mine. Not the 18watt, but I think I used the smaller 9watt. Provides clean and even lighting of the sign.
  6. I zig-zag my strobe strings inside the mega tree using the guy wires of the tree as tie off points. Keep the strobes inside the mega tree light strings, but in a random pattern throughout the tree from top to bottom.
  7. I found 20 to be a good number in my 12' tree.
  8. Rich, Watched your videos again. I like We Three Kings. Somehow we missed it the night we went visit. Good Job! Scott, as Rich questioned, where are you located. We have enough people in the Jax area to have at least a get together later in the year.
  9. SVO4Turbo, Saw your videos last week, great work! Noticed the your bursts elements right away. Very nice. I did something similar in my display also. Here is the thread, http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?t=20782, and they can be seen in my videos on my site. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Here is a post with a link to a picture of a discected 25 count C7 string. http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showpost.php?p=248279&postcount=179
  11. Replaced about 5 bulbs in total this year. All string were new out the box for 2008.
  12. Tonight is the last night of my display. Tomorrow I begin tear down. Have already started planning for 2009. Will have fun going to just over 440 channels and will mix in some DMX control. Hope everyone enjoyed the show this year.
  13. Yep, I know your house now. We did drive by, but noticed the lights off. I'll try to get by on New Year's eve. We saw the snow globes at the entrance, but didn't turn in due to no lights.
  14. Thank you for the comment! Where in Jax are you located? We plan to visit displays that are still up tomorrow, would love see yours.
  15. It is a toss up. I love the cool white on it's own, but until I switch over all the incandescent clears I have, it just doesn't look right next to them. On it's own, I pick cool white because it is so crisp.
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