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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. Working on the Christmas songs and Christmas story that's played through the speakers in the choir stand. I have attached my version of the Charlie Brown Christmas story (Christmas Story Linus).  Were I live there's a lot of people and kids that walk by my house every day going to the big playground and to stores.

     

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  2. 20 hours ago, Douggg said:

    Gald to see if you got what you were looking for.  I wonder if they will be bright enough for a blow mold.  I’ve purached some LEDs where the light output has been very disappointing.  Looks like you will have them in a few days and will be able to tell us.  Hope they meet your needs. 

     

     

    I use the LED bulbs C7 the ones I am using are SMD type. The sheep in front has the LED bulb in picture 2. The sheep in the back has a normal clear C7. They have a different color. The regular incandescent C7 has a little more yellow. The LED even though it’s soft white has more of blue tint.   The sheep are close to the same brightness but in picture the incandescent C7 looks brighter?

    Also the color changing bulb for medium base socket. Are at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Bed Bath-beyond.see picture below. 

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  3. We had a lot of trick-or-treaters this year about 400. The best was all the small kids that wanted there picture taken with the blow mold they liked it was fun. And we had about 8 family asked us to take there family photo in front of house.

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  4. Yes I went to GFP for Halloween blow molds since three years ago some guys in white van stole some of the blow molds / inflatables In front yard. Now every thing is security cabled down. I did get a lot more at GFP than I was planning. There a another string on here with my pictures when I went last October.


  5. Hi TED

    yes my auto spell check on my phone does not always help me. Yes it was a hot tub 60A at 240V.

    The duck boxes I got about 6-7 boxes on clearance about 8-9years ago at either Home Depot or Lowe’s. Some were 30amp 120Vand other were 2 outlet or one oulet 20A 120V. I pad about 15-35 dollars for each. One of those two got them back in they are in boxes by the house ac panels at my store. Sorry here the Home Depot and Lowe’s are across the street so I end up going to both to find stuff.

    The old panel replacing the blown fuse is not the bad part closing the knife blade back in and hoping is does not blow or spark a lot. I do used high voltage rubber gloves since the bus bars are fused with 400amp glass fuses in another cabinet.

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    I found them at homedepot.

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    The price look way better since I was thinking sticker price was $60-75 each. I got them 60-70% off.

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  6. 8 hours ago, Mike wentzel said:

    How do you rewire your ac to run a portable power supply just curious 

    Below is my panel. One thing to keep in mind is the maker of your panel. Mine is square D. If you have blank plates then you have room to add more breakers into the panel. The white buttons breakers are GFCI. Also if your in a really old house you might want to get advice from a electrician. Attached is a AC panel still in service that was installed in 1917.

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  7. It’s not as much re-wire as is just adding a breaker and cable into you main panel. From my last house there was a hot tube (60amp 240V with 4C#8 cable) that had been removed so I used it breaker and cable already in place. And added a termination box to wire up my portable power box from. I luck out big time. Also I did add a 30amp 120V breaker and cable and used a out door box/plug for a camper that I used on the other side of the house to power up that side. I like using camper plug box because it’s designed to have a cable running from it all the time. And you can get them in many sizes 30A,50A, 60A....

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  8. Attached are the ones I use now. I only need 15 ampGFIC breaker in my main panel for all of my outdoor lights. The smaller green wire rated for 7amps. Which is fine for me. Also I like that I can make any length with the amount of outlets I need. I don’t load up any one green wire cord past 5 amps it my rule of thumb. Also the brackets on the back are for conduit but I use it to hold rebar to keep the box a few feet from the ground.

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    1 hour ago, slankard said:

    I've got a question and I apologize in advance if it's incredibly stupid.  If you have a 60 amp spider box, you can't pull more than 60 amps, minus the percentage you lose for length of cables, correct?  So, if you get around 18,000 to 20,000 LED lights per 20 amp breaker, you're maxed out at a little under 60,000 LED's.  Correct?

    Yes I should have stated that I only use the 120v outlets for my Christmas display. It is true that if I max all 4 of 15amp breakers it would be a race if the 60 amp would trip or all 4 of 15 amp breakers. Also I had another smaller box (slip cover box) that feed the other side of the yard. It had 4 outlets and a 30amp twist lock plug. But I can’t find a picture of it. If you go more than 1000ft run from the main you have to go up one size wire to account for the voltage drop. 


  9. I used a 60amp breaker from my main panel. I have also used a 100amp on job sites. The panel is designed for up to 125amps. The key is to know about the amount of amps you will be using. Then add 10-20% on top of that. That should tell you the size of main breaker you need. Since I moved a few years ago and switched my display to only LED and its smaller due to smaller yard. I went from 45-50amps to now 5-7amps.

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