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MEGA ARCH

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About MEGA ARCH

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  • My favorite Christmas story Birth of Jesus!
  • Location OKC, OK
  • Biography Love Christmas.
  • Interests LOR
  • Occupation Distributor of electrical supplies
  • About my display 154 CHANNELS COMPLETE WITH A 20 FT MEGA TREE AND A 8 FT MEGA ARCH WITH OVER 15,000 LIGHTS.

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  1. Here's Daryl's video on his Christmas Light Show mega tree. I use a combination of parts between these 2 fine companies to make my 20 footer.. Good luck. https://www.christmaslightshow.com/?target=search&mode=search http://store.3glightingcreations.com/mega-tree-parts/
  2. But you said there would be food....
  3. Exactly what I did when I was incandescent. However, it's perfect for all LED too. With your 15,000 lights, even if all LED at 15 amps, you still need to break the circuits up so you're hitting multiple GFCI receptacles. Less nuisance tripping. I have a 240volt 40amp time-clock feeding (9) 20amp 1-pole circuits that run to different areas under the eaves; front, sides & back. I also use it to power up year round landscape lighting. Good luck.
  4. You'll need guy wires as suggested. Minimum 2 on each side. Or buy her a nice winter coat. Either way - good job & looks great!
  5. Here's a few 64's to get you going: ftp://199.72.55.209/2007%20sequences%2064%20Channels/
  6. Run the TSO media file through audacity's free software. Then open SE back up and apply the new file. Here's more details: http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/Audacity_Lame_128KbpsRevA.pdf Good luck.
  7. Are you sure the GFCI is bad? Are you sure it's just not tripping because it should? You stated "tripping in the rain". If you have plugs on the ground, lots of wire-frame "tomato cage style" props, C-9 sockets mounted lamp up, and so on - could be it's not time to replace the receptacle. Be careful if you try it. As TED wisely advised - POWER OFF while doing it.
  8. One thing to keep in mind is most of the time we're just making extension cords with SPT cord. If you are putting the socket onto the spt cord, you are NOT fused with using a standard vampire plug. 99% of time, no biggie. However, to be safe, I started buying fused vampire plugs for my spt made stringers. Still use the standard ones for my extension cords. Only place I have found the fused plugs in stock is with Action Lighting. Including shipping was only $30 for 24. Cheap insurance. Their web-site wasn't working for ordering, so had to call them. Had them in hand the same week I ordered. Just my thoughts. Action Lighting 1-800-248-0076 Part # 100SPT1PLUGWM-F $9.49 bag of 12 plugs with extra fuses
  9. The wire cage is NOT what is tripping the GFCI. It's like castlechristmas is saying, get the plugs up off the ground. Don't tape your connections. Water will get in and can't get out. So when it is dry, you're still tripping. If using incandescent C7 or C9 strings, make sure there is a weep hole in the socket or make sure you mount base up to horizontal. Cuts down on rusting out your sockets too.
  10. All this talk of squirrels and rabbits is making me hungry. If you use an input pup to trigger the channel, they'll be toasty soon... Just saying...
  11. Unless you're rural, don't know why you need to broadcast that far. Also, need to check your FCC regulations. Unlicensed operation on the AM and FM radio broadcast bands is permitted for some extremely low powered devices covered under Part 15 of the FCC's rules. On FM frequencies, these devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 200 feet (61 meters).
  12. I love the reworking of old stuff too. Thanks.
  13. Awesome Congrats
  14. Can't wait to see it in person. Did you make your Merry Christmas sign? If so, do you have plans? If not, remember which store? Online vendor?
  15. Very cool. Good job.