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  1. You did a lot of work on that sequence. The timings were there. It made it a lot easier to adapt parts of your sequence to make it fit my display. Thanks much Doug
  2. I shall do that. Thank you much! Doug
  3. Outstanding! Your timings and your builds seem to be right on. What would the chances be of you sharing your sequence? I wish to add the song in this years show. Doug
  4. If you cover connection with a coffee can...tupperware...whatever....you can always hide that with decorations like lighted gift boxes.... just sayin' Doug
  5. OK...decision made.... I am going to be selling off a majority of my lights and controllers. I have 2 mega trees that I can sell off as a whole unit. 48 strings of M5 LED 100 count strings, 20 foot pole, winch, base ring, weatherproof box for holding the 2 LOR PC controllers inside, and a 3D star topper frame. Leaping arches (6) with 3 LOR PC controllers. "Candy Cane" sign frames and about 10,000 incans (most new (never used) some only 1 season old. 2 (two) LOR Cosmic Color Floods. LOR 16 channel 30 amp controller with MP3. PM me with offers if interested. Doug
  6. House located at 29743 Wagner Drive in Warren, Michigan. Lights will be on till Jan 1st.
  7. Take a 16 inch piece of firring strip to make your stake. Run your connections to the stake and tape them up and over the stake with electrical connection at the top. Cover with empty, inverted plastic coffee can. Doug
  8. I have been using Glade Plug In's for years. Works for me.
  9. Might be a stuck triac on your controller. Try another channel.
  10. How did you know I had night vision goggles??!!!! If any of you have seen the movie "UP".... the dog's name was....Dug. He, and the rest of the dogs in the movie had a "thing" for squirrles. Doug
  11. Every year I have light string bitten through by squirrles and rabbits. This year only took 2 days before I had to repair LED light strings bitten clean through. Seems the squirrles think the rectifier (or whatever the "bobble" is) on the string looks like a nut. Aggrivating to say the least. Doug
  12. Decision made. This year took a lot out if me. This is my last year with the big display. 99 % of my stuff will be selling after New Years. Giving heads uo to those in SE Michigan if you wish to come by to see my display. Doug
  13. Well, time is coming..... Have had 3 angioplasties and stints installed over the years and now I am going in on Monday for a Triple bypass. I do not know what the future holds but I have been giving serious thought to winding down my display. IF that happens, I would have about a dozen controllers up for sale and some mega tree assemblies. Just wanted to give those in SE michigan some heads up on this as if it does happen...would happen in the next couple of months. We need to see what kind of restrictions I wil be under physically after the surgury. Will keep you posted. (Fred, tried to call you to give you first dibs on things but your number has changed. You sold me a controller a while back....wanted to repay the courtesy) Doug
  14. Where are you located?? I would be interested.
  15. I am using a common neutral on all my shrubs with LOR....no issues x 2 years. Doug
  16. I have had to "SLIGHTLY" bend out the metal tabs inside the sockets in order for them to make contact with the strobe. The strobe bottoms out against the socket before the contact at the base of the strobe reaches it's contact point inside the socket. As stated before...make sure line us not plugged in when you so this.
  17. Had similar issues with some older half wave lights. Placed a GLADE PLUG-IN at the end of the string and that eliminated the unwanted effect. Did not wish to put a C9 at the end as I felt (in my case) that it would detract from the display. Doug
  18. Lil' Joe If you wish to see a good view of eh 15 channel chase I can accomplish with these..... take a peek at: https://vimeo.com/28181266 good luck on your endeavors. Doug
  19. I did have to shop around to acquire enough sets to outline the yard. I have each color on a seperate channel. With 15 channels: channels #1, #6, and #11 are red... channels #2, #7 and #13 are yellow...and so on. I did not have to take plastic "bulbs" apart to do this but the bases for the bulb have to open. The tabs used to hold them shut DO break sometimes but 2 out if 3 still hold it shut. Better to bring to room temp before fiddling with them. One base I broke all 3 tabs. Green duct tape works well and NO ONE notices. Doug
  20. Have already done just that about 4 or 5 seasons ago. https://vimeo.com/28492165 U have the same pathway lights. Took out the old wiring and made my own wiring harness. I used 15 channels to make for a longer chase which is evident in the video. I used SPT2 wire. Ran 15 strands around the perimiter of my lawn. Used Vampire C7 sockets at 30 foot intervals so there is only 4 or 5 lamps on each channel. Started subsequent light placements at 2 foot intervals (30 feet between each socket but offset by 2 feet for each channel) the result is a length of pathway lights on 15 seperate curcuits. I used zip ties to bundle the strands together and they do make a rather large "ganglion" or wires but it is very managable. Easy to do but lots of SPT2 wire. Doug
  21. Do you plan for different sizes and styles? Looks great.
  22. I am in Warren. If you wish to set up a bit this year...maybe like you mega...I am willing to help some. Let me know. Doug
  23. If you can find an advertised price....Lowes may meet Walmarts price. (Show Lowes tou are a "vet" and you DO get a discounted price.)
  24. I offset center to avoid the "blister" in the middle. Difference at the bottom in negligable.
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