Thinking of Expanding

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Is Holiday Lighting Worth The Investment?

Poll closed May 17, 2011.
  1. Absolutely Yes

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  2. Absolutely No

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  3. If the Marketing is Done Right

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  4. Not Sure

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  1. SainLawncare

    SainLawncare LawnSite Member
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    I am thinking of expanding into holiday light installation in the off season. Does anyone have any experience with this? More specifically, which vendors to use or avoid and is this worth the investment?
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    this is NOT something you JUMP into and one day say I going to do this.....

    ARE YOU AN ELECTRISHION ?
    HAve you ever study wire ?
    What about amps ?
    DO you have testing equ ?
    What about Volts ?

    DO you have contaics to purchase required products ?

    Did you know in most countys any, AND I MEAN any fuse box/breaker box MUST be installed on the address on file. " on the file that you provide when purchaseing"

    I have worked as an electrishion for 4 years and I dont even have the licenses to do this.

    in order for you to wire, you MUST HAVE BE a MASTER electrishion, or work under one.
    or you cant GET insurance.....

    TO change a light bulb you have to have a licenses
     
  3. SainLawncare

    SainLawncare LawnSite Member
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    No, I am talking about hanging strands of christmas lights. No need to be a MASTER electrician.
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    YES... you have ot be....

    to change a light bulb, for money, you MUST BE a MASTER electrician.
     
  5. SainLawncare

    SainLawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your opinion I will check with my state for that information. Do you hang Christmas lights in the off season?
     
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    NO, I useually take the crews on vacations, we go to warm places. useually out of the country. to remain active. we hiked Machu Piccu last year.

    Going to the Jungle this year.
     
  7. SainLawncare

    SainLawncare LawnSite Member
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    Cool, well have a great vacation this year.
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm NOt trying to slam you. But to do things like this is VERY importaint.

    there are reasons for the laws. too many people are killed By cheep wireing every year, by people NOT knowing what they are doing.

    there is a reason the amps in your home are 15 amp Breakers, and others are 20.

    if there is 15. 2. Wire you ONLY have 7 to 9 openings on this circut.
    if the wire is 20 then you only have 4 to 6 openings.
     
  9. SainLawncare

    SainLawncare LawnSite Member
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    I can see that is is very important to you. I checked with the vendor and I will also check with the state . no worries.
     
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    It should be VERY importaint to you too.

    I have seen jorneyMEN, taken to JAIL for wireing. " YOU MUST B A MASTER- OR MASTER MUST BE ON SITE "

    it can lead to people DIEING.

    nothing worse than spending the rest of your life in prison because you caught a involentery man slaughter charge.
     

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