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Kapkirk last won the day on November 2 2020

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    Retired USPS Mechanic, US Navy Mechanic

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  1. The Summer sale is usually in August, usually no limits on sale items.
  2. Idahocamper I will just say good luck with this, I asked the same question or participated in the subject a long while ago don't really remember it all, but the lawyers will tell you to leave it be because if you disable it and an accident occurs you open yourself up for all sorts of stuff. My buddy across the street and I started with LOR in 2015 I think it was and we disabled our bright street light in front of my house. We used a LED type spot light placed on top of the pole with a rope and pvc rig. Then I powered it through a channel from one of my controllers so when the show started it would shut off the light cause of the spot light aimed at the light sensor atop the street light, then when the show ended the spot light would turn off and allow the street light to come back on. We thought we had done a great thing, and we thought it was safe cause we turned it back on after the show but the lawyers had a different idea LOL. So for a couple years we got away with it, then the lawyer talk scared us into just leaving the light alone, sure was nicer looking with it off, but I digress. Good luck and I think I will just wait and see how your question goes. Good Luck, Keith
  3. JR is just amazing, I have been trying to sequence this longer than I want to admit, and he "busted it out" in less than 2 days, and I believe one of those days he was in the snow with his kids. Thank You JR, truly amazing, you are the best. The forum members here appreciate your effort, I know I sure do. Thanks, Keith
  4. JR Thanks for the info, I looked at his site but didn't take any time to view his songs, I wlll do that this week and see if he has any I am interested in, its good to know he use's the HC setup which I use also. I appreciate the sequences you gave me too, changing over your channel setup was easy and I like your work. I am making a large change (for me anyway) to my Mega Tree, I am adding 32 channels to the 46 it already has to control every string of lights on one color to see if it makes a big viewing change and if it does look better then I plan to add 64 more channels to control every string on every color. Right now I control 3 strings per channel and want to see what one per channel looks like. Keith
  5. Jim Thanks, I use them for the singing tree parts of my show and do the rest myself, I will give them a holler, might be another source for my singing tree's. I have been working off and on on one song for near a year to try and learn it but I just don't have the talent to put those mouth movements into a sequence . I did a little study under JR in his covid class for a few weeks and just couldn't grasp it, he has it down to a science and is good at it but I couldn't get it even with his help. Keith
  6. Jim Thanks for the links, I use a lot of holiday sequences.com but I have never heard of seasonal sequences.com, do you know what kind of channel assignment they use for their singing tree's? I am all LED and have no plans of going RGB so another source for the singing tree's is great. If you don't know I will email and ask them. Keith
  7. 1/2 inch I think would be too much, Doug at wireframedelights makes his out of 1/4 inch steel, The 20 feet of "Merry Christmas" sign he made me is very rigid and plenty strong. I believe you could use the HF welder mentioned to weld up 1/4 inch steel rod and the clips for attaching lights are readily available. Keith
  8. I have no RGB experience but have you tried rebooting the computer, My show all AC controllers behaved weird and the reboot fixed my show. And it is a very quick fix if it works. And if it doesn't some experts will be along shortly. Keith
  9. Changes for 2021 I am taking the 5 shooting stars off my roof to go from my front yard to the neighbors tall pine tree, and will try to install some form of lights near the top to light after the shooting stars go off in order, not to be very easy because the tree is a good 80-90 feet high. But that is the first half of my change. The other half is I am going to construct a 4' x 8' American Flag out of aluminum and stainless steel cable, with the lights tied to the cable to form the flag and then place it on the roof where the stars are. I am using the cable because I believe the wind will be negated that way and not become a wind sail. We had 55-60 mph winds this season and had to take my buddies flag off his roof because of the wind. And I hope constructing this way I can tilt the flag for best viewing angle regardless of wind. And the last change is I found 2 spare controllers in my office (thought only had 1 spare), so I think I will add them to my 24' Mega Tree, currently I am using 45 channels for the 135 light stands, 3 strands per channel for each color. I am thinking by adding 32 channels I can make near 2 strings per channel and make it look better. And of course if I find some more dollars I may add an extra mini tree to the 10 I have for 11. Will make sequencing easier maybe. That is my plan for next year, just ordered the lights for the flag from Holiday Light Express. After takedown only have about 300 days left, dang the days are counting down already LOL. Keith
  10. If he doesn't he will make you exactly what you want, click on his www address in above post and it takes you to his web site. Give him a email and he will make it happen, I was very happy with my "Merry Christmas" sign that he made for me this year. We hung it over the road and it was a big hit with our guests, it really made our street. Keith
  11. New years day is our earliest, if it stays dry the 1st will again be our takedown day.
  12. Kapkirk


    Your very welcome, North Florida is just now starting to dry out and your welcome for the GFCI trip, they come with rain i'm afraid LOL. Keith
  13. Sorry to hear that, no damage here, more worries than anything else, I'll holler at ya, let us know if you need any help. Merry Christmas from cold Orange Park Keith
  14. Kapkirk


    That is truly awful, I had problems with rain a couple years ago on my Mega Tree, the GFI's would trip with any significant rain, I solved my problem by elevating the 48 electrical connections off the ground. Tonight we haven't had much rain, maybe 1/2 to 1 inch, more wind than anything else, Nas Jacksonville 3 miles away reported 55 mph wind and that is what really worried us. I hope you can solve your problem and get the show running. You are very right, this has been a lousy year but it is going to get better now, and Thanks for your Spirit, Merry Christmas Keith
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