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  1. Thanks for the input on this and after doing more research...I have decided to place my light video's in the "made for kids" category to be on the safe side.
  2. I am wondering what everyone is doing with their YouTube videos with the new COPPA requirements being enforced by the FTC starting on Jan 1, 2020? Thanks,
  3. 21ft with out the star and 12ft diameter at the base
  4. The PVC will also work if you have a ridge vent on your house, It works just fine with mine. Just an FYI
  5. Originally I was going to clip the mini's on the steel rod, then I realized what a PITA it would be. So I just zip-tie the lights to the steel rod. It doesn't add any strength.
  6. I use 1/2" pvc to outline my roof. I have a "How To" on my website here: http://www.brownchristmaslightshow.com/roof-outline-lights.html
  7. Thanks for the info, I think I will go with HLE being they are a Michigan Business and I like to help out a local business when I can. Besides their prices are cheaper and have free shipping with a $1k+ order.
  8. Don, So how did your apples to apples comparison turn out. I plan on making a big investment in LED's for the 2013 show and I am debating between CDI and HLE. Thanks
  9. Matt, First...I have 10 - 20A GFCI on a 100amp Sub-Panel For your case... do you want to be able to draw 15amp from all 4 of your GFCI's. If so this is what you will need to do: Run a 14-3 gage wire (White color plastic cover with 4 wires inside, Black, Red, White, Bare Copper) note: [only if this is in the wall, if not use seperate wires in PVC conduit do not run Romex wire in PVC] from your box on the porch (sub-panel) to a box housing 2 - 15A GFCI's. In your sub-panel you will need two twin 15A breakers that hook up to each one of your 2 - Outlet boxes. Now for wiring it click on this link for my "How to" on this: http://www.brownchri...lectrical.html You will also need to run a 10-10-10-8 wire (copper) 8-8-8-10 (aluminum) from your main breaker box to your sub-panel on your porch. This is also explained in the "How to". Feel free to PM me if you have more questions about this and I hope this helps you out. Jeremy Brown
  10. True! Super Strings is what I meant, however I guess when you think about it is a Bundle, Damn now its getting confusing !
  11. The past two years I have outlined my roof with PVC that has 1/4" steel rod mounted to it with my Super Bundles (R,G,W) lights zip-tied to the 1/4" rod. Here is a link to my "How To" on this. Hope this helps. http://www.brownchri...ine-lights.html Here is one of the photos in the "How To":
  12. Matt, I did a "how to" for a subpanel. I am not a professional or licensed electrician but I do have lots of experience. If you have additional questions please feel free to pm me. http://www.brownchristmaslightshow.com/electrical.html
  13. CKSedg wrote: others have tried this with not much luck...just remember, as you rotate the hoop, the strings will become shorter and the hoop will raise up your mast...may be very difficult to figure out the correct length that you will need for the light strings. If it is only going to be 12' high, I would attach the strings to the top and "walk" them around your tree... What about a 20+ foot tree? How do you walk them around without a terrible tangled mess? It does get into a very tangled mess when there is a wind and it took me about 4hr to sort and "walk" around 32 strands of lights. For those who are interested I did a How To on my website on the Spiral-Mega Tree I did for 2011. I use a JUMP - Jack Up Mega Pole for my Mega Tree. - Quick Video Here: - Link to the How To: http://www.brownchristmaslightshow.com/mega-tree.html Hope this helps
  14. I did a 1 3/4 times around using 150ct minis on a 20' tall Mega Tree. I have 2 strands per channel on 16ch. Here is a short video of the spiral. Hope this helps, Jeremy B.
  15. I added the spiral to this years Mega Tree and I used 16ch with 32 strands (2 per ch) and love the effect and fullness of the tree. Here is a video of this years display with the Spiral-Mega Tree. Hope this helps. BTW the Mega is 20 foot tall and I used 150ct mini-lights from Target to do the spiral.
  16. DonFL wrote: Don, do you keep the cat5 wire connected or does it not matter? I have different channels come on at their own free will and they will stay on until that channel comes on in the sequence and then its back to normal. I have run the verifier and plan to do the reset tonight. Jeremy Brown
  17. Scott, Welcome to the world of craziness (in a good way!). If you find yourself in the Lansing area Nov 25- Jan 2, stop on by (send me a PM first so I can make sure I'm home) and I will show you around. And if you have any questions, just ask. Jeremy Brown
  18. Mark Showalter wrote: Multiple light strings twisted together to put more light bulbs in the same length of sting. Ditto above: However in my case, I have three different colors in the same strand. It helps cut down on set-up time. Also here is a photo of the 2011 Mega-Tree. You might be able to see the "spiral" lights which are new for 2011. Attached files
  19. The tree has now taken over 40mph gust between last night and last week Monday. I kept the tree at 20ft and gave up on going to 30ft like last year. I would highly recommend adding 4 guy wires! I used 1/8" steel cable with "dog chain cork screw" anchors and they have held up great! Jeremy Brown
  20. Thanks for the info guys, I see it will take 2-3 weeks for the backorder of the "switch". One last question, does the Input Connector just turn on all of the channels for that controller or will it start/enable the entire show with 8 controllers?
  21. My Mega is 21' and I have 32 super-strands of RGW zip-tied to 3/32" steel wire (steel wire new for 2011). 2 strands per channel so that works out to 16 ch per color. I also have a 3D star (3 ch) and 4 strands of strobes. The base diameter is 12'. However I am adding another 32 strands of White for the spiral tree effect for this year with 2 strands per ch. So all in all I am using 68 channels for the Mega Tree this year. I think you tree will look good and just look for the After Christmas Sales to get more lights for next year if you don't think it looks "full" enough. However you will need more channels to run this beast! The photos are from 2010 show. Attached files
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