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Al Saunders

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Al Saunders last won the day on November 25 2019

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About Al Saunders

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  • Birthday 04/12/1971

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    http://www.saunderschristmaslights.com

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  • Location
    Centreville, MD
  • Occupation
    Insurance Underwriter

More About Me

  • Interests
    Classic cars, history of Ford and Henry Ford and of course Christmas decorating especially lighting!
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    4.4.6
  • License Level
    Pro

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  1. Hi Lightingnewb, Those look a lot like the LOR ones here: http://store.lightorama.com/rjwada.html . They work great for Cat 5 cables but the outdoor Cat5 or Cat6 cables that have the larger plugs and shields don't fit inside them as LOR states. I had two Cat6 cables I happened to be using and thought the cable cover would work and it really did. So I only used the actual connector that was inside the LOR plug. Thanks for the info and link though. Have a great day and stay safe. Al
  2. Hi Kurt, Thanks for the reply. After watching several videos one from the company that was about 45 minutes long I got what I was looking for. Not perfect or great but better than my previous videos. I like this software and will keep playing with it and am looking forward to videos next year. Here's a link to it on Vimeo. Again, nothing great but I'm pretty happy with it. Hope everyone had a great turnout and are well. Stay safe. Al
  3. A friend of mine (not an over the top decorator) posted a video he shot of short videos he took with his new drone a few months ago and added audio with the video. He mentioned he worked with Davinci Resolve 17 and that it had a "Learning curve" but was happy with it's results. His video was very cool. I downloaded the free version and have been watching YouTube instructional videos but it seems like it's hard to do multi camera shot videos synched to the song both videos are of. Anyone else use this software? It seems really nice but MAN does it have a bunch of tools! I would love any input o
  4. Congrats JR! Thank you for all your help. 😃 Al
  5. Here it is closed. Worked really well! 👍 Later, Al
  6. I thought I'd share an idea that worked for me this past season. I have a few of the LOR cat5 waterproof connectors and they work great for cat5 cables. But I also have some cat6 cables that have the large plug ends on them. The one I had that went from my red connector at my laptop in the house was too short to make it to my new CCR tree. I have several of these green extension cord covers that I got from Walmart. I only used the actual female to female connector of the whole LOR setup and put them together as shown in the picture. You will notice a tiny bit of water in it. I checked after se
  7. Sorry to hear of all of your positive tests. Putting you all in my prayers for a quick and easy recovery! Merry Christmas
  8. Hi Everyone. LOL we do have a large wide yard. I try to use most of it but more focused around the front of our house. We added a CCR tree this year that is at the corner of the sidewalk and driveway at about a 45. No I don't own the field across the road and don't know the owners too well yet. No hard feelings at all but their side gets a little torn up too so I'm trying to stay "under the radar" with them. LOL I did think of that for at least the 4 wheel drive trucks in the area but I'd hate it if they tore up the field. The county is pretty large but luckily the roads department is ju
  9. Hi Everyone, This is more for us that have our shows/displays in rural settings that don't have full paving and curbs to keep our visitors cars/tires clean. We live along a street that uses tar and chip as pavement and then blends into grass that I maintain even though the county has the "right of way." With the rains we've had, and usually do in December, and the increased volume of visitors the side of our road is TORE UP! LOL I'm probably going to reach out to our county roads department and get some idea as to what we can do for next year. It's too late for this year. It's so bad
  10. Thanks everyone. I like putting the controllers in bags just to keep them in good condition. I guess my only slight concern was the plastic enclosures for the pixie 4 and pixie 16 controllers. I just didn't know if restricting the airflow would affect them. My CCR tree and pixel star are working great and I have only heard once or twice the fan on the Pixie 16 controller. So I think I'm good to go. 😁 Again, thanks for everyone's input. Al
  11. Hey Everyone, Hope your shows are up and running well. Ours is and we have had a great response from the community! I was wondering if any of you cover your controllers with contractor bags like I do. I use the pro grade metal controllers and have either covered them or completely bagged them with a contractor bag after mounting to a wooden bracket I made. This year we added a CCR tree with the pixel star and I have the pixie 4 enclosure and pixie 16 enclosure mounted one under the other and inside a contractor bag. I do have bungee type cords holding the bag close in at the top and
  12. Hi Rhonda, What are you looking for the CCR tree to be doing or how would you want the "Lights" to look after your show/songs are done? I may not be able to get to it for a few days but I may be able to help you out. Please let me know. Al
  13. Hi Dkoehler42, I recently installed gutter guards so my previous way of hanging lights with normal plastic clips won't work any more. I found some 'S' hooks at Lowe's. I'm sorry I don't remember the size and I've thrown away all the bags. They came in bags of 2 pieces and the color on the bags was purple if that helps. The gutter guards I used were the metal Amerimax ones. The S hooks are just small enough to fit in the openings of the gutter guards. I took pliers and channel locks and opened the S hooks a bit. A little more for the gutter end and closer on the light string side so the s
  14. Hi JR. Thanks for the reply and info. You've helped me before and I have your phone number. I'll text you sp you can send me that video when you get the chance. Thanks, Al
  15. Hi Everyone, This will be our first year with a CCR tree. I'm using the LOR CCR-II 16 tree kit. We got it up last night and i had the strips mounted to 1/2 PVC pipe, basically the same setup as Brian Bruderer has in his video on his Superstar lights website. Now that we have the center pole, mounting bracket and RGB star all attached I don't want to have to take it apart again. Other than for any pixel repairs. My brother in law and I had thought about coming up with a ceiling mounting system in my garage but the ceiling is at least 10' tall. Now that we know the weight of this thin
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