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Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by winnieg, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. winnieg

    winnieg New Elf

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    Hi I am new at this is my 2nd year of a large display not as large as some of you but my small town out side Lethbridge Alberta Canada awarded me 2 prize. So my grandchildren who are behind all this want to go bigger and better, I have the lights to do it thanks to another Christmas house he gave me five huge boxes of lights.
    I have a Nativity blow mold set of 7. you don't see these to often. my question is I live were we receive high winds 70km. I tried to slake them down with re-bar and wire them down but that only had the holy family spinning in the wind. Do any of you have a idea of how to display them with out losing them of spinning in the wind.
     
  2. hyper82mustang

    hyper82mustang I LIVE AND DIE FOR THOSE I LOVE

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    I once filled santa and miss clause with garden hose and sealed them up, packed a bit of snow around bottom then let it freeze, lol worked for me.
     
  3. Bill Ellick

    Bill Ellick Full Time Elf

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    I built my "choir" on bleachers that I made and used a piece of 1/4" thick polycarbonate plastic that is 1-1/2" wide by 5" long with a 1/2" hole drilled into the center of it. I tried plexiglass but it gets too brittle and will snap in the cold so poly is the way to go.
    I had to drill a 2" hole into the bottom of the blowmolds so that I could insert the piece of poly into the mold. I used GE silicone II to hold the piece in place so it would not rattle around inside the blowmold.
    To fasten the mold down I placed them onto press treated boards with a 1/4" hole drilled through it. Then I put a 3" long screw with washer up through the hole in the lumber, placed a expanding wing nut on the bolt, then pushed the wind nut through the hole in the poly in the mold till it snapped open. Then use a power screwdriver to spin the bolt and snug the wingnut down to hold the blowmold to the board.

    Mine have been through a few seasons now and have never broken loose or moved one bit even with very high winds, snow, rain and whatever!
    I am not at home now but will try and remember to get some pics of the mounting later on and post for you.
     

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    bjpc2716 need more lights to light up the world

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    welcome to acl regarding blow mould i use a chipboard base cut it the same as the blow mould drill for holes in the connor place tent pegs in the connor you are done
     

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