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  1. Is there a limit to the number of controllers you can have per network? I was looking in the manual but couldn't find any recommendations.
  2. I have been using the Wreath Easels for 4 years now. So far I have only had to replace 1 that collapsed. They are inexpensive and easy to find (Michaels). I cover them with around 800 LED lights each. I rest the sockets on top of a 4" piece of 2x4 and that seems to eliminate GFCI problems when wet. They stack easily when I put a plastic grocery bag between each mini tree. The first year I used lot's of zip ties, now I don't use more than 5-6 per tree. This makes it much easier to do repairs "in Season". I prefer the shape of the easel to the shape of the tomato cage which sometimes looks more
  3. I picked up 12 5' tall Grapevine Angels that were 75% off ($25 ea). I am thinking about replacing my mini-trees with angels or creating an Angel Choir. If anyone has any other ideas let me know.
  4. I have a group home nearby that brings a van load of elderly people every weekend. There are a lot of groups that rent party buses and tour our neighborhood and always come buy to watch the show. One of my neighbors has an old Fire Truck that he rents to groups to tour the Christmas light every year. On the weekends he will bring 4 to 5 groups on a weekend nights.
  5. Spent 6 hours on New Years Day and got about half of my lights pulled down. Nearly broke my back walking up and down the stairs/hill in my front yard, down to the basement and back again. I am going to take my time over the next few days taking down the remaining net lights and house lights. Should have everything packed away by Saturday night.
  6. This is my 4th year and I learned some important lessons as well: 1) Leave notes for yourself about how you could have improved your set-up and leave them with your equipment. 2) Rabbits and squirrels love CAT5 cable 3) Putting a black garbage bag over your controllers keeps them dry and camouflaged 4) Spend time perfecting your sequences before adding new elements 5) LED's do fail 6) People can be incredibly kind and take the time to thank you for your hard work
  7. To follow up. I left the controller over a heat register for about 6 hours. I had the time and wanted to be sure it was completely dry. Hooked it up, secured the door, and it has been working ever since.
  8. Pocketcloud is my favorite, Use it on my Android phone, iPad, and Nexus 7
  9. Thanks George! I decided to go ahead and assemble the spare controller as a back up.
  10. This morning, as I was troubleshooting an exterior speaker issue (varmints!), I found one of my controllers with the door wide open. We had some light rain this morning and the controller was definitely wet inside. I also noticed that the mini trees it was connected to were lit up. I immediately unplugged the controller from power and dabbed as much water as I could out of the enclosure. I then placed the controller, with the door open, in my half bath because it is probably the warmest, driest area in the house. I am hoping that it will dry out before tonight's show. I have some questions. 1.
  11. 2nd thank you note tonight. This one was attached to a box of Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe Joe's!
  12. There was a note taped to my Door with a packet of Hot Chocolate mix that said: "Our Family went around looking at Christmas lights this evening. Yours was our favorite!!! Thank you for making our night beautiful!!!" I am always amazed at how kind people are and how they go out of their way to show their appreciation. I'm just glad someone gets a kick out of this little hobby and it adds to their enjoyment of the season. Merry Christmas everyone and thank you enhancing the season!
  13. Thanks George! I thought the import was a possibility but was unsure if it would erase my sequence. I'm going to give the import function a try with a backup copy of one of my sequences. Merry Christmas!
  14. I was wondering if there is an easy way to add my new spiral tree to an existing sequence. I created a new sequence which has my new 32 channel spiral tree in a track/group and was hoping I could just copy/paste/import the track/group from one sequence to another. Otherwise I am faced with manually adding the Spiral tree to all my existing sequences. Any ideas?
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