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Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by zim bob the landscaper, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. capitallandscapes

    capitallandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

  2. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    If you you are using mini lights you can buy black out caps. Or you can cut at the mid point. Minis are wire in series of 50 or 35.

    For example take a string of 100 follow the wires and you will see three wires then it goes to two and right back to three. Cut at the two wire point and put on a plug and you have shortened your string. Lights of 70 are the same cut mark is between 35 and 36.

    I do not use C9's any longer as they burn way too much electric for my home. But C7 5 watt bulbs I use. You can cut that anywhere because it is wired as a normal light. Get some shrink tubing and seal your ends and you are good to go.

    If you want to see my house you can visit my web site at:
    www.ridgeharborchristmas.com
     
  3. Firefly Lighting

    Firefly Lighting LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    You cut the wire between lamps and use quick connectors plugs and sockets to tie them back into the power.
     
  4. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    How do you guys know if your overloading a circuit or not? I assume you need to keep track of the amps?

    Matt
     
  5. ericlemson

    ericlemson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Anybody have any photos of their work?
     
  6. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,977

  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,977

    Nevermind... I found the quick connectors on All American Christmas Lights.
     

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