Jump to content
Did you know?
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
Big J Illinois

Custom Christmas Light Cord

Recommended Posts

We made (2) 50ft cords for our 30 tin soldiers ,that will outline the one side of our property.  The total length will be 100ft or so The cord is 16ga. Was thinking of SPT with vampire plugs, but not sold on them, for a 100ft run. 

20170923_203718.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice work!  definitely overkill on the blowmolds.  :)

I think you would have been fine with SPT1...it is rated 7 amps if I remember correctly.  But, it is always easier to do it right once than experiment twice.  Those plugs will do a much better job on controller moisture than vamp plugs too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great Idea,  Thinking where I might use something like this, with fewer plugs maybe.  you need to market this item for all of us Christmas light fanatics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't sold on vamp plugs either, until I finally tried some a few years ago.  The electrical engineer in me had a bad gut feeling about them.  But now I love them!  I can make all my cords the exact length I need them, with multiple outlets exactly where I need them.  And far cheaper in the long run.  I now have somewhere around 2000' of spt-1 wire, around 60 male and 200 female plugs, and much to my pleasant surprise, I have had absolutely ZERO bad connection problems.  Moisture issues have not been any worse than they were with premade cords.

The only critique I have with your cord is that perhaps green would have been better aesthetically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Wizard, the cord worked GREAT,as for the color....couldn't tell, as it was covered in snow,and at night, can't see it at all.  I am going to have to build a few more, as I have aquired more candle molds yesterday and today.  

Edited by Big J Illinois
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×