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  1. I got a bunch of old LED's that I used two weeks. Some multicolor Icycles, some multi function 150 bulb clear mini lights, a bunch of brand new rope light green and blue, 30' rolls, probably 30,000 mini light bulbs I have taken out of strings people have given me, two holographic trains, some path cycles, some green walmart candy canes, there's some more stuff but I can't remember what.
  2. If you are running 150 things on 1 breaker be glad you have one. That setup really should be burning the house down. If you are running only 15 watt bulbs in that many fixtures you are drawing 20 amps. You have several solutions. The least expensive would be if you can find 2 more circuts to use. Either in the garage or another side of the house that you can run cords to. If you have what you think are outlets on a different circut, turn the one you have off and try a light in the others. Buying a couple extra cords to reach differnt outlets is the cheapest solution. You could have an
  3. When did he ever say these were LED's?
  4. This will be fun http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8793
  5. I use a plastic pole. It don't rust.
  6. BMcGeeny

    HELP with LEDS

    It's cheaper to put in a new electrical service than it is to replace all the LED's I will say howerver Tim had some C9's at the Minnesota Mini and we ran them in a test board with Incan C-9's and they were pretty good. But mini lights, well LED's are good for power on lights and that's about it.
  7. They are, but the good stuff is mostly gone. Lots of c7 and c9 lights though. NO LED's
  8. Keep in mind also if you are looking at cutting them to fit, every rope light I have had has the lights at 1" spacing, however the point you can cut them verys. Some are 18". Most of the big box store ones are 36" but I have seen them at 30" also. Check what you are buying if the cut distance makes a difference.
  9. I was in the Menards yesterday. They really do have a bunch. Light selection is way up. Last year 90% LED's this year about 1/2 and 1/2 More trees, more ornaments and they are all ready to go So far all I need right now is more extension cords.
  10. I don't know how I missed this sale. Guy had ton's of stuff http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=422907 Sorry blowmolders, I would have taken the trailer an bought it all.
  11. If a thread title is nothing more than "help" I pass righ by it. All of us need help If it says "Help connetcting my 6 LOR controllers" I would also pass right by because I know nothing about LOR. If it says "Help splicing rope lights" I'm in, because I've done that a lot. There are at least 100 new posts every time I log in. I don't have time to read any but the type I think pertain to my style 2 cents worth.
  12. Bob Cox hits HOME RUN I must admit that I stole from you for my display this year. The songs Holly Hearld and Coco Jambo are both in my display I will take credit for the fact that I did the sequencing myself. I would have stolen yours but it just doesn't work with my display.
  13. I'll be there Tim pretty much right at one. As usual with a 2 hour drive home I may cut out a little early. I'll pick up a plate of snacks too. Ball game type food.
  14. I have never wrapped a connection. How would they dry out? Just make sure nothing is in a puddle. But most of my extension cords lay right on the ground. The last two years most were under 6 inches of ice and 2 feet of snow. I did not get all my cords up until nearly April. I've never had a GFCI or breaker blow. Only thing I had happen at all was a couple SSRoz board got a little condsation on the back side and they would stay on. Swapped them out and dried them out. touched up solder joints and they were as good as new.
  15. Cabnet carpenters have had these for years. It is basicly a socket that has a slot in it. I think I have 4 or 5 sizes. Installers used them like driver bits. They got a little worn and they replaced them. I got a bunch that are "worn" All I can figure wrong with them is the hook wiggles a little in them. http://www.rockler.com/search_results.cfm?filter=hook+drivers&submit.x=18&submit.y=10
  16. BMcGeeny


    I thought you were a Renard guy?
  17. I take the week before and the week of Thanksgiving off work for setup. I go live Thanksgiving Eve at 4:30 It's a tradition that cannot be broken.
  18. Count me in Tim. I'll be there at least most of the time.
  19. No Tim, building your own UFO is not nearly as crazy as what we do. We tempt poor little squirells into biting wires and get FRIED But I do hope they get the fuel bill for the Helocopter
  20. I started December 27th 2008. Mostly built items and structure. the stuff has been going up since labor day, but I can't really put any of the ground items down until I get the leaves picked up and I can't do that until they fall. Bought a new leaf blower yesterday so I guess I will get going on leaves over the weekend. I can probably put the tree lights up from the ladder and the deer on the roof. But I have the week before and the week of Thanksgiving off. They fire Thanksgiving evening so I'll be ready.
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