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About BaldEagleChristmas

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    Member: I'll Take Them Down Later Club
  • Birthday October 30

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  • Location
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Biography
    Attended re-PLUS 2009; first time attendee; Attended 2010 Chicagoland Regional - Wow!
  • Interests
    Christmas Lights, Golf, Boating, Hawaii
  • Occupation
    Purchasing
  • About my display
    My display has 54K lights - mostly static with with a lot of red & clear C-9s on the house and barn.

    For years my display has included a 20' mega tree we call the Tree of Lights with 400 multi colored C-9s.

    In 2009 I added 12,000 red/green/clear minis as an "inner" Tree of Lights and -- for the first time -- added 32 channels of LOR to control the Tree of Lights. I think it turned out great! There are some pictures on my mega-tree blog.

    In 2010, I'm planning on adding some arches of lights, since everybody else seems to have them. OOPS! "Due to inclement weather, and the resulting 2010 high maintenance, the arches are now scheduled for 2011". That is all.

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  1. The more you read posts on PC, the further you feel behind!
  2. Welcome to PC! Come back here daily and you will feel further and further behind! On top of that, my sister is visiting for lights on Thanksgiving and when I tell her of rain, snow, repairs, etc. I get "well, you better get them up" - uggg
  3. I use C9s so they are similar to C7s. I use eye hooks on the board below the gutter stringed with 18 gauge steel wire. Fairly easy up and really easy down.
  4. I won't join the the technical argument, but in general, it's best to get your vampire plugs from the same place as you get your cord to be sure it fits and works.. I, like many here, get it from CDI because it works.
  5. 5:00 pm Thanksgiving night through the Sunday after New Years Day. I hope.
  6. How do you keep the public out on Thanksgiving?
  7. You should be able to order the pumpkin patch inflatable here: http://www.menards.com/main/search.html?search=halloween+inflatable
  8. I'm always amazed to see a blowmold display. Where do you guys keep all that stuff? Nice display; I really like the flying reindeer!
  9. Wow! That looks wonderful! Did your friend have a display that is no longer? Just curious.
  10. Aside from being sideways, it looks like a great tree!
  11. I used mini lights around windows for a few years and they bugged the heck out of me because they were always loose and crooked. Then I switched to C9s that I could keep perfectly straight and cut to length held in place with wires through eye hooks. Then we got new windows and my wife said that I was NOT drilling those. So I currently use frames from I think Frame My World with C9s and they work well. I have them situated so that they are visible from the inside and the outside and they are actually among my favorite lights because they are so festive from the inside!
  12. Welcome! To me the biggest thing is to decide on a color theme and then stick with it. Mine is red and clear mostly C9s - how original! Some folks, one in my neighborhood, buy whatever is on sale so they put up a lot of lights, but it is a mish-mash and looks terrible. Adding a little each year is a good idea and will give you a better feel for care and maintenance needed. At our house, nothing "new" goes up until all of the "old" is fully operational!
  13. Welcome to PC on your first post! You are allowed to post pictures and they would be appreciated.
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