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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.

Scott Rob


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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When my granddad help me make wood cut outs for our naivety when I was young.
  • Location
    Metro Atlanta
  • Biography
    I love putting up Christmas light and seeing the smiles on people face that come by
  • Interests
    Christmas Displays, blow molds, gardening, LOR
  • Occupation
    Electrically Engineer
  • About my display
    Most years my display is LOR and other years it is blow molds and old school looking

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  1. Scott Rob

    GFI Troubles - HELP

    I agree. I have found a long run over 500ft the GFCI will trip with very little load on it. At my old house I added a camper 30A -120V plug/box. I had a run about around 600ft long cable (3C#10) to a outdoor coved box with 2 GFCI outlets in it. It worked great. At my new house I had them put all outdoor outlets on GFCI breakers. It has been doing great. But it cost a lot more up front. The dielectric grease in the outdoor plugs is a great way to keep water out of the outlets.
  2. Scott Rob

    Replacing old C7 with new C7 LED SMD

    Chuck told me in a class years ago that if your LED lights or sets (any size) do not dim normally. That you can use a short pigtail with C7 incandescent in the middle. The LED after the C7 incandescent will follow the dimming of the C7 incandescent. Hope this helps! Below is a picture of my variable auto transformer (Dimmer) plunged into a pigtail with a blue C7 incandescent bulb.
  3. I have been working on trying to find a C7 LED bulb to change out my incandescent C7 with new C7 LED (SMD). In blow mold sheep,TPI angles, and others that use a C7 bulb. Below is a set up I did to try to get the best idea of brightness and voltage when dimming. The first picture is at 124V and second is at 40V. The list beside each bulb is the information about each type of bulb. All of these seem to dim about the same amount. The top four are C7 LED SMD. The bottom three C7 are incandescent bulbs.
  4. Thanks I been getting one or two choir members for ten + years.
  5. Here’s some day time pictures.
  6. Scott Rob

    Blowmold pricing

    I bought some TPI angles last year that are in good condition with horn. I paid $25 each and missing the horn I paid $15 for in Georgia. Craigslist I think is a good place to sale since its more geared to local folks.
  7. I am done with mine! Just a few tweaks to work on😁
  8. Scott Rob

    House Lights Flashing

    I would call the power company and let them know you have low voltage. Let them know you want to be there to have all the lights on. I work for power company for over decade and it normal to get those request. You should be getting around 120V with it loaded up. They can check it at the meter box and transformer. Most place have Aluminum going from transformer to the meter box. If the aluminum gets hot it will deform under the lugs in the transformer or meter box. So your connect might act up when you add load to your service.
  9. Scott Rob

    House Lights Flashing

    I have had something like that happen to my LOR controller. I found out that under certain timing issues and phase issues I would get flicker or a humming. I would try to have both plugs put into the same outlet. I ended up moving breakers around so that the outdoor controller and MP3 director are on same phase.
  10. The cable got kink too many times and one of wire inside broke. I have also had a cable end pin that failed. I use a simple CAT-5 tester set. Attached the newer version Home Depot normal has this one in stock. If yours stays in an outdoor box the cat-5 end can get corrosion on the pins where is does not make up when plugged into the controller. Some times you can clean the pins other times I just replaced the end.
  11. I would call light-o-Rama. They have been very helpful in the past for me. I have the older control gen.1/2 and some times blinking means there was a com error or run error. I have had good luck reseting the control to the factory defaults on my it’s J4 pin 2. I have also had bad CAT-5 cable also.
  12. Scott Rob

    Molded Bells

    I think this attachment is from 1960s
  13. Scott Rob

    Molded Bells

    It look like the JB9 I think it’s 9-10” tall.
  14. Scott Rob

    Been busy again

    Can it do down to 2mill plastic or thinner? I think matters plastic I think is 6mil. Thanks for all the good information. I been cleaning the ones that did not come in bags. Before I put them out.
  15. Scott Rob

    Been busy again

    Looks good! I hope the smoke is not blowing up your way.