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    Default It's November 2018...

    ...Have you started putting up your display? I worked in our yard for a few hours and have at least 20 trees up and wired. I'm SO GLAD Joel found out about the chicken wire cause it was a breeze. Tomorrow we do a few more trees, then the Mega tree. We'll see how my knees hold up after that.

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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    Started last night. Did my lower icicles, C9 verticals and garage door outline. Hoping to at least do garage peak icicles today. The high ladder stuff takes a lot more effort.


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    Cool Re: It's November 2018...

    We got a lot done this weekend!

    redoing the patio columns onto plastic mesh:




    some trees in the yard:


    our mega tree:


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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    Change of plans today. I ended up getting a neighbor to hold my ladder and I did all my upper level peak icicles and C9. This is huge because it is the one stuff I need help to do. Now all I have to do on my roof is hang 2 pvc window frames which will take 5 min and then plug everything into the controllers. My goal this week is to have everything on my house done so I can then keep my feet on the ground. I don't mind ladders but many legs are exhausted from going up and down.


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    Yeah, my knees are shot from yesterday and today lol

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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    got a box of supplies in today:
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    a couple thousand zipties...
    Joel

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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    I used 1000's of those to attach my lights to pvc last year. Not UV coated so I was a little worried. So far I only had 1 break which is fine by me for how cheap these are. The one that broke was the 8" thin white type.


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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    I think I used about 10,000 last year putting our lights on the chicken wire. Now I'm doing the patio poles and redid the mini trees, so we needed more lol

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    Cool Re: It's November 2018...

    Was troubleshooting a partially out string and came across this:

    the light socket was completely missing! Glad I didn't touch it while up on the ladder and it was live!!


    We also had some help in the yard today:
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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    We’re up and running but the rain each weekend is making it hard for us to get that last 30% of stuff out and right.
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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    When we had all the rain the latter part of November, my pond overflowed and totally submerged one F16v3 controller and one 4 port differential receiver. After blow drying and allowing to dry for 3 days, the F16v3 is working well, however, I had to replace the 4 port differential receiver.

    Also, with this latest snowfall on last Sunday, my tent collasped under the heavy snow. We got a little over 12 inches here in the north near Roxboro NC.

    Here is a before picture of the tent...
    -20180121_tent-before.jpg

    Here is the after...
    -20181211_tent-after.jpg

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    Default Re: It's November 2018...

    Quote Originally Posted by tsavage View Post
    When we had all the rain the latter part of November, my pond overflowed and totally submerged one F16v3 controller and one 4 port differential receiver. After blow drying and allowing to dry for 3 days, the F16v3 is working well, however, I had to replace the 4 port differential receiver.

    Also, with this latest snowfall on last Sunday, my tent collasped under the heavy snow. We got a little over 12 inches here in the north near Roxboro NC.

    Here is a before picture of the tent...
    -20180121_tent-before.jpg

    Here is the after...
    -20181211_tent-after.jpg
    OUCH!
    Joel


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