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Old 11-26-2012, 07:37 PM
Tq23 Tq23 is offline
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Help, lights hanging from trees

I have a customer that has several large trees in their front yard. They want me to hang a strand of lights down from the branches. She wants 3-5 strands hanging from each branch and there are 4 branches. So basically, the light strand is plugged in at the branch and then just hangs down. She is from Texas and says this is popular down there.

Does anyone have a picture of what this looks like? I have a general idea of how to make it work and wire it up, just want to see one, to double check myself.....


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Old 11-27-2012, 12:29 AM
David Gretzmier David Gretzmier is offline
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I have seen this further down south, kind of a scotch moss thing. not my cup of tea, but I don't live down there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 AM
turf hokie turf hokie is offline
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Sometimes you need to decide what jobs you want to take and which ones fall outside of "what we do".

Keep in mind your name is on the job and that particular design aspect sounds like it would not look good.

What works in one part of the country doesnt work always work in another.
"What do you mean we canít get rid of those weeds in time? Then go over there and put some fancy signs with Latin names in front of them."
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:09 PM
britelights britelights is offline
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LOL...yes that is from Texas! They are called 'rain lights.' Not hard to do -- I'll see if I can find a pic. I'll also ask Carlos details on how he does it. We actually don't really care to do it - but we will if the customer insists. We just did 3 trees like that as part of a large municipality job -- looks really cool.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the responses. It seems like it might look good, if done right. I will be interesting to try it and see how it looks.


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