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jfuller8400 last won the day on October 14 2018

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  1. So I got my new soldering station but now I think I need a larger workbench! 😄
  2. Thanks for the tips, Mike. I had heard about the mysterious "red screw" that needed to be removed and also about tinning the new tip. I also learned that I've been using 40/60 solder rather than 60/40 solder (doh!). Oh well, it's a learning process.
  3. Thanks for all of the suggestions. I ended up going with the Aoyue 2703. I really like the idea of having a heat gun integrated into the station.
  4. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good soldering iron? I need to get something a lot better than the el-cheapo one I currently have now. Multiple tips and variable temps would be good. Thanks!
  5. I'm finally starting to get some of my videos edited and posted from this year's show, so I thought I would start with some of the post-holiday music. Here's Coldplay's Adventure of a Lifetime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUt-6QTyzY
  6. Hi Earle, Well I, for one, would love to know anything you would care to share with me (from tree construction to sequencing). Please feel free to PM me directly.
  7. Earle, I'm still in awe of your spiral trees every time I see them. Have you ever thought about giving some type of class or sharing some how-to tips on your tree construction and/or sequencing?
  8. I'm sorry that happened to you. Most people enjoy what we do but every year there are a few Grinches.
  9. I've thought of that as well and cycled the switches a couple of times. Weird thing is last night I could tell it was reading as address 20. Tonight when I got home it looked like it was back to address 60. I never touched it....
  10. I've got a CMB24D with a strange problem. I've got it set to address 60 via the DIP switches, and for several days it works fine (HU sees it as address 60, show player works fine, SE works fine, everything is good). The controller is powered down every night at the end of the show and powered up the next day. After several days, it suddenly starts thinking it's address 20 rather than 60. It keeps thinking this even after the power has been cycled. The only way I've found to get it back to address 60 is to do a factory reset and then it's fine for a few days. I'm going to do a firmware upgrade after the show is done this year but I also wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem/issue or if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks!
  11. At least we've had a mild winter (at least so far). I'm down in Bloomington!
  12. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
  13. Looks great and I loved the snowflakes. Remember it's not the number of channels but what you do with them that counts. Speaking of which, I'm curious to know what you used on your roofline? It doesn't look like standard ropelight/pixels/etc.
  14. Minnesota here and it definitely snows! You can see videos from prior years on my YouTube channel: 8400 Lights
  15. Most of my cords (including SPT1) are routinely buried under ice & snow for months (It was late May last year before all of the ice finally melted). I haven't had any real issues. I'm more likely to cause an issue trying to yank them out of an ice flow when it's below freezing outside.
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