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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    Yes - bad luck every year with outside lights - burnouts, plugs facing the wrong way, bad design, outlet failure!
    I think they change the design of the plugs every few years. Of the strands that actually worked, they wouldn't fit together!


    Mike- your sons must love your display! Can you get a pic of it at night? Do you do anything in the back yard?
    The holly's up, the house is all bright, The tree is ready, the candles alight; Rejoice and be glad, all children tonight.

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    Mike your house looks great !!!!

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    It is a good idea to put a row of candles outside. It is pretty good that you got C-7 bulbs for decoration.
    Last edited by ReneBTurner; 12-13-2014 at 07:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReneBTurner View Post
    It is a good idea to put a row of candles outside. It is pretty good that you got C-7 bulbs for decoration.
    I guess the wiring is broken. Even with new bulbs they don't light up.

    By the way, welcome to ATC, Renee!

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    After testing all of the lights, strand by strand, my son and I headed out into the cold to start decorating. We quickly discovered that somewhere between the basement and the front porch, about 50% of our lights had stopped working. So, being the creative, adaptive people that we are, we devised Plan B. We got most of the lights up, and once again, about 50% of those lights had stopped working.
    It was at that point that we decided that we will not have outdoor lights this year.
    But the inside looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.S. View Post
    After testing all of the lights, strand by strand, my son and I headed out into the cold to start decorating. We quickly discovered that somewhere between the basement and the front porch, about 50% of our lights had stopped working. So, being the creative, adaptive people that we are, we devised Plan B. We got most of the lights up, and once again, about 50% of those lights had stopped working.
    It was at that point that we decided that we will not have outdoor lights this year.
    But the inside looks great!
    Lol! I was just wondering if an electrician could repair my candles. I might look into that in the coming year.

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    I really cut back on my outside lights this year. Just one large shrub, around the front door and a small hanging tree. Don't feel like making the power company rich this year
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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    Your place looks Great Mike. Good Job .
    I really wish I could do my lights like this, but I don't even know where I would begin.
    My daughter found this while looking for Frozen decorations.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX2d1LamXb0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofarris View Post
    Your place looks Great Mike. Good Job .
    I really wish I could do my lights like this, but I don't even know where I would begin.
    My daughter found this while looking for Frozen decorations.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX2d1LamXb0
    I like that video.

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