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Ugh...underestimated the amount of SPT-1 I bought/needed


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So back in the summer sale I thought I bought 1000 ft of SPT-1 to make extension cords.  Turns out, I only bought 500 ft.  But that's not the worst of it.  My husband and I realized last night that we need an additional 2,000 FEET OF SPT-1!  How on EARTH could I miscalculate so badly?  Even if I had gotten the 1000 ft in August, I'd still need another 1500 feet of line.

Fortunately, we were able to go live with our show despite being short - but instead of dancing arches they are all connected into one set of non-blinking arches.  And my spiral tree is running 16 channels right now, not 24.  So the display still looks FINE, but it's not at 100%.  

So aggravated with myself.

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To be fair and forgiving to myself - I wasn't originally going to include the arches this year.  But even excluding I was short 500 feet for the spiral tree (I'd have been fine if I had originally bought the 1000 ft of line like I thought I did in August).

Either way, order has been placed here on LOR and I HOPE HOPE HOPE it arrives by Thursday.  If yes, I'll make the cords on Thursday night and plug everything in Friday morning on my day off.

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Guilty as well.  Made my first SPT-1 cords this year (WHY did it take me SO LONG to do this!?!?!  They are AWESOME!) and underestimated as well, hence about 1/3 of the show is not yet wired.  :)  Order shipped today from LOR!  I’m out of town for work this week, so I can’t work on it until it arrives anyway.  :)

 

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Same here.....thought I bought enough wire and plugs for all the ext cords I planned on making, but then ended up making more cords than originally planned.  Had to place another order for wire & plugs.  In the end it turns out that I should have doubled up on everything that I originally bought.  Rookie mistake.....lesson learned....in the future I'll order 2 or 3 times more than what I think I'll need.

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