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Christmas Lights #16402
11/11/02 12:30 PM
11/11/02 12:30 PM
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CTwireman  Offline OP
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Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 840
Connecticut, USA
It's getting to be that time of year again!
Woo hoo!
[/homer simpson]

I am a certified fanatic, and I have several thousand lights to prove it. [Linked Image] Unfortunately, since I don't own a house, I have nowhere to put them...yet....

I love December 26 when I can pick up all the left over lights for 50% or more off. I bought a 150 light "marquee" strand for $2.00 last year.

Is any one else here a Christmas Light Nut?

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Re: Christmas Lights #16403
11/11/02 12:42 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
LED light strings are starting to pick up speed, with better pricing...

Their spectral purity makes them dazzling.

Re: Christmas Lights #16404
11/11/02 07:21 PM
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sparky  Online Content
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Posts: 5,344
Chevy Chase's Xmas vaction flick comes to mind.....th scene where he finaly finds the bum light, sparks up 00000's.....& the nuke plant panics
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Re: Christmas Lights #16405
11/11/02 09:52 PM
11/11/02 09:52 PM
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jlhmaint  Offline
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Posts: 202
Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
I know what you mean CT put up abunch of lights in the living room and decorations yesterday.

Re: Christmas Lights #16406
11/11/02 09:56 PM
11/11/02 09:56 PM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
I too love Christmas light displays. I've always threatened to put on a "Christmas Vacation" light show and this may be the year if I can find the time.

[This message has been edited by Electric Eagle (edited 11-11-2002).]

Re: Christmas Lights #16407
11/12/02 06:17 PM
11/12/02 06:17 PM
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sparky  Online Content
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Posts: 5,344
i worked for one co. that lit up the town, strung up all the streetlights down main street, we wore santa's hats in the bucket truck.....

Re: Christmas Lights #16408
11/12/02 06:22 PM
11/12/02 06:22 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
That scene in X-mas Vacation where Chase jiggles that HUGE-ASS rat's nest of plugs and tripletaps plugged into each other into one socket is hilarious.

Ditto when the meter in his house starts running like it's on speed! [Linked Image]

What about when he's using that staple gun to tack those wires to the roof? Scary stuff!

Re: Christmas Lights #16409
11/12/02 06:32 PM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
When I was out in Kearney, Nebraska I remember seeing a few homes that had lights to rival the ones that were strung all along the old part of Central Ave.

Nothing quite so fancy here, although there is one house in my neighborhood which puts on a pretty good show by English standards. I love to go to town on the lights, but the only problem is that the more light that go up, the more bare it looks when you have to take them down.

Re: Christmas Lights #16410
11/12/02 07:49 PM
11/12/02 07:49 PM
electure  Offline

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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
This fella came up in about July 2000.
His lights are great, but his methods were unsound, at best. A couple of e-mails from the folks at ECN seemed to change his mind, and now I think he deserves some Kudos. His previous site got most of us so mad that Bill had to take it off the Forum.
This guy's got a heck of a good attitude.
Sylvanlights. He's in Alberta, Canada
go to "technical" and then to "electrical"
(sorry I couldn't find an easier way, I'm still an idiot when it comes to HTML)...S




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