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RichF
11-25-2008, 02:23 PM
Well looks Like I am getting a good run at setting up today. The Roof line and the Swag lights are done. Also the base to the mega Tree is inplace and only need a 1/2in nipple to finish it. If everything keeps on going this well I may even get my camera up today. As soon as I get time I will post some pictures of my mega tree base.

RichF
11-25-2008, 06:14 PM
Done with the first day. Mega Tree mast and base up. Ready to install lights.

http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/album.php?albumid=30&pictureid=112

kmc123
11-25-2008, 09:54 PM
Hey Rich - I like it!!!
I want to do mine tall and skinny next year I went back and forth on what to do, and now that I see yours, I'm wishing I went that route :(

RichF
11-25-2008, 10:11 PM
Tree is 15 feet high and 7 feet in diameter. The lights should be up tomorrow on this one. I will post a pic after It is built up and lit.

RichF
11-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Mega Tree is up. It is amazing how heavy 60 strands of lights are. I had 40 on my tree last year and it did not seem heavy now with 60 on the tree it is heavy. I just hope my pulley system holds out for the next 45 days. I will post pics later for those who want to see.

Wayne J
11-27-2008, 08:03 PM
When do you fire'em up? I think the tree will be cool!

RichF
11-27-2008, 08:44 PM
I still have to pull power out and tie up 30 more strands. I am trying to do what Brian did and make a bottom to the tree. I hope to have video next week. Bringing in a pro to shoot some video. Well I call him a pro he has done a few weddings and parties.

RichF
11-30-2008, 05:06 PM
Set up for the 2008 season is complete as of today. I sure wish I would have started sooner. I remember last year setting up everything in 2 days. Last year was 92 channels this year I added 100 more. Wow It has been one whole week of setup 3 days of more then 8 hours. I think I will have to rest for 2 years to do this again. Well for those that wanted to see my mega tree complete here is the whole yard.


http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/album.php?albumid=30&pictureid=119

Wayne J
11-30-2008, 05:56 PM
I love it! Nice clean setup!

RichF
11-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Thanks Wayne. It has been a lot of work and a lot of extension cords.