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BMcGeeny

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  1. Yes Roger, that is done with magic. REAL magic. There are real people in this world who can perform this kind of magic. You just have to beleive in it.
  2. Here is a thread that talks about it http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6477&highlight=wireless
  3. Uhm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Huh Chuck would you explain
  4. Unload being a key word here. Price?
  5. Those will take a minimum of 300 lights. 400 looks better but 600 seems to be overkill.
  6. You mean there are people who collect these? I thought they were to put out in the yard for decorations. I am however looking for 12 - 15 choir singers.
  7. So does that make them more or less valuable (yes I know nothing about blowmolds)
  8. That one says it is .5 Watt. 500 MW I have one of these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=390046401571&Category=4675&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2 It gets about 1/2 mile in heavy residential area, but it is not PPL and has a dial to tune it. Once warm however it does not drift. It also requires a mutiplexor to transmit in stereo And I bought another one that is .5 watt but cannot find it listed again. $80 shipped from China Way to much is put onto the transmitter and not nearly enough on the power supply. Both my units worked and sounded
  9. I really like how there are always a lot of comments on questions about electrical upgrades! Shaun, typically the guys at Menards are pretty good. Make sure you go weekdays in the daytime though. The guys from the electrical dept will have a pretty good knowledge of local codes and requirements. Each installation is different. I have done all my own electrical work, includeing install of new services on all my own homes. I do not beleive I have ever hired an electrical contractor. It can be done however it takes a lot of planning. The only advice I give about doing it yourself is m
  10. Carrie Sansing "tied up" ???????????? CHUCK! Say something.
  11. I'm in. Anybody want me to pick them up? I'll bring a trunkload of electronics for demo.
  12. This thread has been kinda dead. How many do you have interested Gary?
  13. Look out now man, you better duck. The Black Helicopters are getting closer.
  14. I did 12 by 4 colors last year. Only 10' high and it was not nearly enough. I went 24 x 4 colors this year. Plenty of lights.
  15. Just a reminder. You are all invited to the Minnesota Mega Mini http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php?p=325278#post325278 May be bigger mini's, but I bet you won't ever have one at a bigger and better shop!
  16. Multi colors in a Blowmold is very simple. As Carrie says if you want them to fade from color to color LOR or AL (Carrie you forgot Renard for us DIY'rs) would be required. You just hang 4 C9 bulbs in through the socket hole. A Red, Green, Blue, and White. Run them so the first one is slightly below center and each one just a little higher than the next. Close off the socket hole with a small peice of plastic with the cords coming out. Don't do anything to the molds. Most are mostly white anyway. They look normal when the white lights up, the white portions will look green/red/blue as th
  17. A lot of folks use 1/4" for making wire frames. I don't know if that is because that is what is frequently available or we just like overkill. In my opinion, unless your wire frame is more than 4' in any direction or subject to very hard use 7/32" is way more than adequate, and actually 3/16 will most often do. The finished frames are much lighter and easier to store, much easier to weld with a hobby type 110 welder and since you pay for steel by the pound, much cheaper. I would also use hot rolled. It is much cheaper and much easier to bend than cold rolled. Although it is a littl
  18. Even the feel good people have reported on it http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7431198 It's a small amount but any is too much. As for Mercury, I am old enough to remember when dentists used it in fillings. My mother use to bring small amounts home from work. Today the hazmat team would be called.
  19. Just remember, that CFL's contain mercury. Should you happen to break one, your blowmold will become hazardous waste. Also keep in mind that the amount of energy required to make a CFL bulb is aproxamately three times the amount it saves over it's life. But, if you like feely goodies, then go for it. However expect LED's to replace CFL's in just a few years. (and yes, they use a tremendous amount of energy to make, but that is rapidly changeing)
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