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About Therberg

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    "Once upon a time" Member

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  • Location
    Clarence, New York (Suburb of Buffalo)
  • Biography
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  • Interests
    Christmas Lights.. Duh!! Nascar, F1, Karting, Woodworking and Extreme DIY around the house.
  • Occupation
    Self Employed Carpet Installer
  • About my display
    2007 was first year with 124 ch LOR and 60,000 lights and just color changing animaton.
    Features are a 36' "mega" with 28,800 minis and 16 - 5' tall "midi" trees with 600 mini lights in 3 colors for a total of 1800 per tree, A 4'x8' Merry Christmas wire framed rope light sign.

    2008 was synchronized to music, broadcast on a Ramsey 30B FM transmitter and a "Tune To" sign was added.
    Features added were a 3 color candy cane "mega" fence that is 120' long with 192 canes , and 48 more channels of LOR.

    2009 I will be adding 3 colors of C9's to the roof line, along with 3 tiers of layered icicle lights ,6 - 24' long leaping arches, a 40' tall, angled to the ground "shooting star" display with 18 - 3' tall stars and 24 wire framed 3D deer for a Marty Slack running deer effect, Plus an additional 124 ch of LOR.

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  1. Therberg

    I'm still around and everything is okay. I decided to just take a year off to finish up some projects around the house. We plan to be back next year!
  2. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, this thread made it through the conversion..
  3. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, would it be difficult to run everything that is currently using X-10, to a LOR controller and be done with it? I have all my static elements run through LOR controllers, I like the ability to "balance" the display by adjusting the brightness of all the individual items...
  4. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, if you had one of these.... just sayin'
  5. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry I see a "boycott" in the offing...
  6. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, mine isn't either... I just spent the morning shoveling snow and putting reflective stakes along the driveway and street...
  7. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry your wiring is so lousy that you can't run your show in the rain... I ran through 20 minutes worth of sequences last night in the pouring rain with no GFCI trips... Today we had 6" of snow fall in under 4 hours, it is a good thing I was mostly finished up outside...
  8. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, it is 4:21 AM and I am taking a short break from the sequence editor.... Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get things done...
  9. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, I just turned down the second request in a week to do a TV interview about my display...
  10. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, I should have spent less time on PC and more with the sequence editor... Now it's a last minute scramble to get all the existing sequences updated to include all the new elements... Finishing the new ones will just have to wait. "Light-up" is scheduled for Friday.
  11. Strange LOR Problem

    I remember that exact thing happening to someone last year, I have been looking for the post but haven't found it yet, so I'm not sure what the solution was.
  12. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, Wiskey Tango Foxtrot... No posts in 3 hours and on page 2 of new posts... Slackers:p
  13. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, all 28,800 mini lights on my midi trees are now fixed and ready to be deployed... pppposting form the lllloft of the bbbbbarn with ffffrozen ffffingers...
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, we have enough leftovers to last a whole week!
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