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About chipwdw

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    Plant City, FL
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    chistmas lights and halloween, racing, hockey, trains
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  1. chipwdw

    Why We Do It.

    like most i have many reasons, first is I LOVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, watching my show and others and even the ones that dont go blinky blinky. Now there is the part of showing off what I &my crew did, and if others happen to like it also then that a bonus. I watch the show alot! even if there is no one else there i watch it. Ive had that moment watching a little girl get her father to dance with her in the street and knowing that was a special memory for them...pretty awesome to be part of, I worked at Disney for years so watched that many times, but I made that one happen. I also do it because I remember helping my dad put the lights up before he passed away, so thats probably where it starts. Now with all that said, we will see how this year works out, have a new girlfriend who has been told about but never seen the lights! little does she know whats about to happen
  2. chipwdw

    Setup and takedown of Mega Tree

    like others said, i use crank/pulley/cable to lift the ring the lights are hung on (mega tree head), i use the mega tree stuff from Christmas Light Show. i have the strings pulled out away from the pole, and then crank them up. i also use several people to help the whole process, buying pizza also works. i have pictures on the facebook page - Silver Lake Lights - building the mega tree 2013
  3. chipwdw

    error starting seq editor

    thanks for the info, found the registry wipe on one of my 'cleaner/scanner'. Seq Ed is now running. thanks again guys. LOR and everyone here is the best
  4. chipwdw

    error starting seq editor

    ok, dont want to screw this up. where can i find the registy wipe? looked on forums and support page, did i miss it?
  5. chipwdw

    error starting seq editor

    thanks for the info, as soon as i get home with a few minutes i will try this. thanks again
  6. went to open seq editor and got these error msg tabs: 1. top of tab: vbalDTab6 run-time error'440': automation error <hit ok button then:> 2. top of tab: vbalExplorerBarLib run-time error '0' <hit ok button then:> 3. top of tab: LORSequenceEditor Failed to load control 'vbalExplorerBarCtl' from vbalExpBar6.ocx. Your version of vbalExpBar6.ocx maybe outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application <hit ok button then:> then nothing, i havent changed or updated anything that i know of using: windows XP - home edition - version 2002 - service pack 3 LOR 2.9.4 advanced any ideas? havent done anything, didnt want to make anything worse thanks in advance, chip
  7. chipwdw

    Anyone in Sarasota/Bradenton area?

    know its a bit farther, but 20-25min east of tampa, just in case out this way. there is 2 of us LOR's out here, and one large non animated display. safe travels
  8. chipwdw

    ELL signal corruption

    thanks for th input, after trying a few things and not really fixing the problem, i ran a cat5 (wasnt too far) and will try few more after the season is over. didnt want to raise, as its out in front of display and for visual and security (didnt want to temp someone to mess with it). thanks again guys
  9. ok, have an issue with ELL signal. i have 2 controllers on the ELL in question- they run my arches. they are about 50' from each of the other ELL's (2others in set up), the controllers are in a wood box on ground, the ELL is mounted outside the box facing the other ELL. 3rd yr with this set up, thought i was having a controller isuue when i noticed the arches 'having issues' - all sorts of weird stuff going on, but not all the time. had dealt with it, but noticed this year during set up that the main power feed for my house and neighbors probably runs directly under where these controllers/ELL are at. Power is under ground so cant see exactly, but could this cause a bad signal? switched out ELL's, worked fine when in gargage, works fine when i hardwired a cat5 out to them, niether of the others is having issues. just wanting confirmation of my guess that the power feed is corrupting signal. planning on running cat5 to fix (guess need another controller for that ELL!!! LOL)
  10. chipwdw

    So just curious... who here is still old school?

    old school here....96ch, 18K +/- incan, 3 blowmolds, 2 inflatables. and lots of smiles from visitors!
  11. gotta love the new shorter strings.....had to lower the height, dont have star so not really big deal. but now i have 3 different lengths!!! what a pain. using a 20' kit from CLS...no issues lowering
  12. chipwdw

    New House... Need Help!

    have a stucco house down here in the sunshine state. lines have to be STRAIGHT for me. i used 'clip strip' on window frames and eves, made something else for roof lines to hold clip strips, used 1"x6" in a 'v' to place over peaks and outdoor carpet on bottom to hold, 2 yrs no issues. have 4 eye bolts in roof for 2 large mesh outlines that just clip in using carribeaners. only have 1 masonary screw sticking out to hand wreath on - and it on the back side of the column and 4 brackets the hold controller set up (house had MAJOR repairs done few years ago from sinkhole, and didnt want stuff all over new exterior)
  13. chipwdw

    Mega Tree Trunks

    my trunk is animated, match up with the tree. IMHO best look.
  14. chipwdw

    'Big' tree sizing

    whatever size and shape works for you. i'm 20' tall and about 14' diameter on the base ring and 3' diameter for the base. but again its what works for me and i like
  15. love it!!! going use that one too yeah for the kids, but i like watching peoples reaction when i tell them how long it really takes to seq a song