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Old 12-11-2010, 09:39 AM
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You guys are genius!

Got them up yesterday. 33 man hrs! I wasn't too sure of the dollar rates some of you were suggesting but now I understand! Took forever to get them up! wurkin- You are absolutely correct. 75' would have been almost impossible. Crapes were pruned (butchered?) back but still needed more as there were tight spacing between some of the limbs. We used the green wire which I agree was best. 6" spacing all that we could get but next year I'll be sure and order 25' sets with 4" spacing. I'll post pics soon. Thanks again for all you help and advice!
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:40 AM
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nothing wrong with 6" spacing..... gives you lots of light, and it doesn't look overly clustered. Do you mind posting a pic? I will try to get some light pics up when I finally get out and grab some pics.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:51 PM
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tight wrapping goes faster with 3 or 4 inch spacing as you can make the gaps between wires greater and have less rotations. 6 inch is for canopy coverage. I found some 9 inch spacing on mini's this year and that would be perfect for smallish trees ( 15-25 footers. ) with 18 inches to 2 foot spacing.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:18 AM
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Looks like a million bucks from a distance. Looks good up close too and they are apparently happy so all is well. Thanks for all your help! 7000+ lights.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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they look fantastic!!
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:50 AM
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You did a nice job!
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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Great job!! I love those "first time" projects that just seem to turn out fantastic.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:23 PM
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Wow that looks great!

Maybe next year they'll ask you to do the big one in the center also.
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