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qberg last won the day on January 11 2019

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About qberg

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  • Birthday 06/23/1969

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Location
    Spring Lake, NC
  • Biography
    Married with children
  • Interests
    automotive....and of course Christmas lights
  • Occupation
    Pilot
  • About my display
    Well known in our development....even the pizza delivery guy knows us as the Christmas house!

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  1. Very nice display again this year Big J! moving this summer to TN, so last year for lights on our house in NC. Because of that, I have not made any additions this year...not looking forward to redesigning everything
  2. how are you running the RGB mega tree? what type of controller? I had an issue when I went from S3 to S4, my internet port quit working to connect to my RGB network switch. Can you ping the RGB controller from the computer? Also, check your network settings in the new S5. My guess is you are missing the network for the RGBs in the new S5. as for nothing working...ensure the LOR Control Panel is loaded (the little blue/red light bulb). It has to be off to get the hardware utility to work, but re-enable your show after you are done.
  3. Excellent idea! They can break down easy for storage and wont short out strands when wet like wire frames...who wouldn't like less GFCI trips?
  4. The little C7 flicker bulbs don't do well in cold weather and are usually packaged as indoor use only. They just cant get warm enough to flicker in the cold. I have DIY posts along the road that I use them in and are fine for warm evenings in NC. An option for a flicker is to use LOR and a normal bulb. I use orange or yellow in the pumkins. Then run a repeating program to create a candle flicker. We do this for Halloween for all our blowmold pumpkins in the yard and it looks incredible. We have well over 20 pumpkins and started by spliting 8 of the LOR outputs to multiple pumpkins.
  5. If you go with the thicker 10mm coro, the stuff you normally see in HomeDepot and campaign signs is only 4mm, you really won't require much bracing, if any. My 6'x6' snowglobe is 10mm coro and has one 2" stip running down the back, mainly so I can ziptie it easily to my pole. I use PVC tubes on the back of my little stuff and just slip it over wood stakes or 1/2" PVC over rebar. There are two big advantages to coro over plywood, completely weather resistant and very light weight. The con is prepping and getting paint/glue to stick to the plastic. I have begun using Liquid Nails Fuze-it h
  6. I am going to offer an alternative to wood and that is 10mm coro. Strong and super light. Will take a little prep to get the paint to hold well, but I use the plastic adhesion promoter sprays as a base. Try this site. They also are starting to make color posters that you just glue down. http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/print_catalog/All_Christmas The other option is find a design you like on the computer and use a projector to shoot the image on the wood and trace it out. Some of these mini portables they have for sale do a great job for this type of work. My wife uses one
  7. Chuck....I always learned a lot from the PC Magazines. I would love to see em make a comeback. Second, why not advertise on the companies that advertise here? Ask them to throw up a splash in return for free advertising on PC site? Everyone knows hanging out here too longs leads to big online shopping carts at the lighting vendors!
  8. I use 30-36" PVC sleeve in the ground and metal electrical conduit for my 16" Mega tree and the 20+' flying Santa & reindeer. The conduit comes in 10' pieces. My recommendation is go 2 - 2.5". I will take pics when my display comes down. End of season I just put a cap on the PVC sleeve to keep dirt out for next year. That is a 6'x6' 10mm coro snow globe screen for my projection.
  9. fantastic! Can you provide the details on the fire, sparks and stage lights you are using?
  10. qberg

    GFP Closing

    It is a PC link that has been commented on daily for over a week so not sure why you can't open it.....working fine for me. Try this link to the craigslist ad I was referencing. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/for/d/blowmolds-for-sale-blow-molds/6443988204.html
  11. qberg

    GFP Closing

    that guy in Minn has a bunch in that $15k lot he is selling. They will show up.
  12. qberg

    GFP Closing

    While taking down the Santa Sleigh and reindeer....saw the GFP stamp....sad! also got me thinking...we have all this Coro stuff for RGBs, but there are no blowmolds designed to fit the pixels. I have gutted previous blowmolds to convert them over to RGBs.
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