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About JeffCarter

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  • Birthday June 29

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  • My favorite Christmas story Rudolph
  • Location Atlanta, GA
  • Biography I've been lighting up for Christmas since I was 4. I started a YouTube Channel with DIY videos for Outdoor Christmas Decorations. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwTziyLSWWiCFTCIb-acUQ
  • Interests Vintage GE Christmas Lighting and Christmas Lighting History.
  • Occupation Broadcast Engineer
  • About my display I create lighted displays for my home, my office and for the homes of friends and family.

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  1. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=811&acctid=865
  2. Didn't know they still made these... http://www.escosigns.com/christmas-decorations/builder-supplies-decorating-accessories/building-supplies/replacement-faces.html
  3. There's 9 available now! https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=9&acctid=8539
  4. I got them out of an old catalog. The links are attached.... Leonard-Brynolf-Johnson-Catalog-1962.pdf Leonard-Brynolf-Johnson-Catalog-1956.pdf
  5. I like #2 but they all are good. I especially like the original one. One question though, what the viewing distance for this sign? It will determine how large you need to make you numbers/letters. Here's a guide:
  6. This year's Christmas Expo is in Nashville and there will be a lot of people there who could help you with this. http://www.christmasexpo.com/
  7. This is from the February issue of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past magazine. They did a feature on Aluminum Christmas trees. It appears your tree is a "Sparkler" by Star Brand.
  8. Here's the old school way of doing it. (Scroll down to December 1965) http://www.christmascraftsman.com/vintage-popular-mechanics-christmas-ideas.html
  9. http://m.startribune.com/macy-s-downtown-empties-its-attic-elf-harry-potter-holiday-animatronics-now-for-sale/414492413/#7
  10. Since you live in Asheville and like Christmas, consider attending this year's Convention of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past. It's in Asheville this year. https://goldenglow.org/christmas-convention/
  11. Look great!
  12. White added with colors when outlining a roof does wash them out a bit; however, I had a GE Lighting Engineer tell me that using white lamps sparingly actually helps to color balance your lights and reduces the orange glow when lighting trees and shrubs with multicolored ceramics. This year I tried that and he's right. It makes the blues and greens pop a bit when mixed with red and yellows. I used a white ceramic about every tenth socket. This is what I use. It's gone down a bit since I bought it several years ago. It's now $6 at retail. Looks like they are having a clearance right now of this year's stock. http://www.michaels.com/canadian-pine-garland-9ft/10423314.html#q=pine+garland&start=8
  13. I get pine garland from Michael's. Usually around September or October it goes on sale at 40%-50% off for about a week. Normally it runs about $8 for 9 feet. I use it on a friends house and it works nicely...
  14. Those sockets are some of the best! One of the best prices I've found... https://www.grandbrass.com/item/so974/lamp_sockets-e_26_medium_base-sign_and_carnival_sockets/
  15. Yes we would. I've got some fiberglass ones that were used in the Chicago area in the 50's and 60's. God added the ice...