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About vette-kid

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  • My favorite Christmas story ...The Christmas Story, of course!
  • Location Niceville Florida
  • Biography Husband and Father of 2 kids, I love to share the Christmas message and the real meaning for the season with my little ones and those around me.
  • Interests Running, Cars, tools, holiday decorating (a new one, but its taking)
  • Occupation Be the best husband and father I can be!
  • About my display ...working on it!
  1. I think I'll pass, thanks. Not sure the idea I had will work with these very well. If they have any next year that make it to the 75% cut; I get another 10% on that, so I can wait. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  2. Let me know if you sell. I might be interested at a good price. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  3. I can't go for that much, but I would be interested in some green if you decide to ship. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  4. Not interested in shipping? Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  5. Here is what the light string looks like. 3 wore from the plug, two into midst lights. A few have 3 and some have 4, seems to be toward the beginning and the end of the strings that have more than 2. I was able to graft the remains of one onto the other for a strong of 80 and created two short strings (one of 13 and one of 16). I think I ruined the back halls of one string, but as long as I am using the original plug they seem happy with any number of lights. I know the black heat shrink looks terrible, it's what I had. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk There is not any markings on the plug or any indications anywhere. Any idea what type of plug I would need to use to get a few more working? I have a few more that I think are good, but don't know what type of plug or adaptor I might need to get them working. At this point its just experimenting to try and learn something.
  6. That's how I got them too. ..no way I was paying full price! Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  7. The applights appear better made than the other ones. A user on here had an issues with moisture getting into the icicle lights (not applights version). They were not sealed at the top. I have the applights mini lights abs they appear to be well sealed. The icicle version may be better than the non applights . Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  8. Something doesn't sound right there. Most of my lights register pretty close to spec, around .05 for most led strings. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  9. I guess I'll try to get a better picture of the lights themselves when I get back. 50 light string of color change led. Cut the first 12 off, they work great. Remaining 38 don't seem to work. They did light for a second and then went out. I'm not sure how to check to see if those lights are fried or something else I'm missing. It's bit a major loss either way, I'm just trying to figure out how this works. Not as simple as they would seem. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  10. I can't help you, but I'm interested as well. Good ones seem to be prohibitively expensive. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  11. Everything I have read tells me what I did should not work and that I will burn up the bulbs. Had it plugged in for about 6 hours today with no issues. I've ordered a few more sets of these and see if I can't repeat the results or even if maybe I can add the extra lights to another string. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  12. Help me understand this. I purchased some plastic marquee signs with junk battery operated lights. The signs look nice enough, but the lights were horrible. So I bought some color changing led that I thought would fit, cut them to use just the first 12 lights. Looks great. Now the left overs. I tried to hook them up to a spare plug I had and they came on briefly, popped and went out. Did I kill the lights individually? Something else I need to look for? Any way to use these lights for something else? The lights I put in the sign work great, and I'm not really upset over losing the rest but if I can use them I'd like to do another sign. They have 3 wires coming from the plug. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks! I'm going to do some research on this idea. Yours looks great! I had thought to use it in an arch over our fence gate. I don't weld either so framing it might be difficult, as will getting a smooth radius bend. I might try a MAPP torch on the wire to bend it (with good gloves and pliers! ) for the letters. If I get around to the plans in my head I'll be sure to post something. I'd love to see yours if you make any changes with the chasing wire. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  14. I mixed a set of incandescent in with two led strings on my roofline this year and most could not tell. If you were looking close you could notice a slight difference. But you really had to look for it. These were Walmart brand for both. Warm white. See if you can tell which is led... Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Howard. I think I see how you did it if you used the EL wire with a tab on it? If its packed away anything like my stuff, don't bother digging around just for me. I do have a few other questions for you though. You say you used 6MM wire, I don't see this in bulk spools anywhere. Did you order it? that is about 1/4inch, is that the smallest you feel would be stiff enough? Did you consider trying a little heat to help shape it? And last, any chance you have seen the "chasing" el wire in person? They have it in solid colors and a tri-color. I was going to see if they could do a tri-color in red, green and white, but they don't accept messages. Could be a cool idea. One more to add to the list!