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JeffF

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About JeffF

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  • Birthday January 19

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    http://www.mainelights.org

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    Maine, NY
  • Occupation
    Tinkerer for fun... Telcom guy for a paycheck.

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    I have an interest in Christmas lights... of course!
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Richard Holdman back in 2006 or 2007.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas!

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    4.3.14
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  1. I had this a couple years and it was traced down to my communication lines running too close and parallel with channel cords. All I had to do was make sure they were separated and when the do cross power lines I cross at 90 degrees. Good luck.
  2. "Lights On" in two weeks!!!

    I has been very windy around here too. Face burn has been had on more than one day for sure. Final push was this week since I took it off of work and after four 10-12 hour days I am finally *almost* done. Just have the spiral tree to populate(frame is already setup) and then the strobes. I always shoot for December 1st but I also always try to have enough done to give the family a show Thanksgiving night.
  3. "Lights On" in two weeks!!!

    Ugh... I'd say I'm about 35%-40% setup so far. Time is just flying this year!
  4. Starting to Set Up This Year's Display

    Put our 16x50 RGB display up yesterday with the daughter since it acts as a simple Halloween decoration. Today I'm going to start getting stuff out of the Christmas Shed. Wire frames and mini-trees get left out for a bit so rain can wash off any cobwebs and mouse "stuff". Then I'll grab the megastrand tubs so I can start replacing burned out lights(yep, still mostly incandescent here). Will probably put the roof lights up today since it's nice out and there's a possibility of my work not cooperating with my regular display setup schedule(as in all of November).
  5. The wires are all corroded in the screw terminals. The screws can be backed out but the wires are "stuck" in the connector and break when I try to remove them. The corrosion has traveled up the wiring anywhere from an inch to three inches. I've never seen this happen before. I guess I could have gotten a bad batch of wire but I've used this wire for other things and it hasn't done this. Like I said, oddball stuff IMO. Luckily I had a spare E682 here so I scavenged the connectors from that one for now. I ended up stripping back 6" of wire for the new connectors and also added a bit of dielectric grease to each wire before screwing them down. Will check how they look at the end of the season. And thank you for the link Mr. P! :-)
  6. I'm looking for the 4-pin connectors used for each channel. I need 16 of them since I had some weird kind of galvanic corrosion happen over the off season. Really odd thing that I'm happy was just contained to the wire side of the connector. Searched a few parts places but didn't have any luck. Hoping someone here has a source. Thanks in advance!
  7. Love your show! Thanks for sharing.
  8. How is your display take-down coming along?

    Only have the megatree and pixel grid to take down. The megatree is scheduled to be de-lighted tonight and then taken down this weekend. Slowest take down we've ever done but it's been nice not rushing. This will be our new way to take down the display. ?
  9. How is your display take-down coming along?

    Made good progress yesterday and today. It's been a little cold out, 8F in this AM and a whopping 20F around noon, but I actually don't mind that. Just makes the coffee taste all the better. Only have the mega and mini-mega left to take down... and the wiring for those has already been removed so it's basically just balling superstrands.
  10. Spiral Trees are back this year

    Great job again this year Earle!
  11. How is your display take-down coming along?

    Spent 7 hours on Sunday and 6 hours on Monday tearing down the yard and it's about 70-75% done. House is still untouched. Probably another 20 or so hours to finish.
  12. Do you happen to know a Sean Dibble? He's a friend of mine that works in a local arcade that I help out at. Just curious.
  13. BTW, I am not talented enough to sequence in a way I'm happy with. Almost all our sequences start off as someone elses and then I modify them. Sometimes it's cut and paste sometimes it's much more. I give major props(and thanks!) to all the talented folks out there.
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