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Old 12-27-2013, 09:39 PM
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I hope everyone has an easy year. In Austin we have had great weather and no real problems. I added zero HD products and the ones I had on two homes behaved after fixing them before the season started. I lost one house with LL's 30' up and I'm not one bit sorry.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:57 PM
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I finally got my feet wet with the holiday lighting, I made the mistake with one job and went with HD... regret that two weeks into it. I'm looking forward to 2014!
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:28 AM
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I finally got my feet wet with the holiday lighting, I made the mistake with one job and went with HD... regret that two weeks into it. I'm looking forward to 2014!
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What ever happened with your issue?
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:59 AM
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What ever happened with your issue?
I was able to take out the one link and make it work. I have yet to reach out to the connection I was referred to by HD. The referral does seem to be a distributor in Dallas and Houston. I'm going to contact them next Wed to see if they can quick fix.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:31 PM
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I was able to take out the one link and make it work. I have yet to reach out to the connection I was referred to by HD. The referral does seem to be a distributor in Dallas and Houston. I'm going to contact them next Wed to see if they can quick fix.
Now that you have one customer with a LED HD product with removable bulbs you have to buy a Magic Box. This will allow you to track down the bad bulb or figure out if half a light strand has a bad rectifier and needs to be replaced.

Next time a light strand goes out you can track down the problem yourself. With only one customer it bites to have to spend $110 (+/- with shipping from ccbydara.com) to keep the stuff running but that's how it goes.

The HD site should warn people that a $180 (HD price with shipping +/-) tool is required to find and replace a single bulb to keep people out of trouble with clients but I doubt the site or anyone at HD ever mentions this because it would be a sales killer.

Unsealed LED HD products are all hype as well. They don't last any longer then incandescent. Even in dry central Texas the unsealed sockets start to corrode after 3-4 years and you can't replace the bulbs when they go bad. I can't even imagine using unsealed stuff in humid Houston or places like FL or along the gulf coast.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:17 PM
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Now that you have one customer with a LED HD product with removable bulbs you have to buy a Magic Box. This will allow you to track down the bad bulb or figure out if half a light strand has a bad rectifier and needs to be replaced.

Next time a light strand goes out you can track down the problem yourself. With only one customer it bites to have to spend $110 (+/- with shipping from ccbydara.com) to keep the stuff running but that's how it goes.

The HD site should warn people that a $180 (HD price with shipping +/-) tool is required to find and replace a single bulb to keep people out of trouble with clients but I doubt the site or anyone at HD ever mentions this because it would be a sales killer.

Unsealed LED HD products are all hype as well. They don't last any longer then incandescent. Even in dry central Texas the unsealed sockets start to corrode after 3-4 years and you can't replace the bulbs when they go bad. I can't even imagine using unsealed stuff in humid Houston or places like FL or along the gulf coast.
Yep, lesson learned.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:01 PM
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yellow prewired tags from uline. largest size they sell. goes on wreaths, spools, displays.
I ordered these http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/...-Tags-Prewired manila 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 sized tags.

I also ordered a label maker with the super adhesive backing for wrapping wires and sticking to it's self. I want to try this for the C9 runs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:46 AM
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I wanted to hear if you guys have a favorite tape for your storage boxes that takes the heat and humidity and doesn't start to come unstuck.

I was going to get the best grade duct tape this year and give that a shot. The Christy's TA-33-PW21 Pipe Wrap Tape used here for RPZ's a lot may be stickiest tap there is but it's also hard to tear off unlike duct tape.
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