It seems that solder is (for some reason) the standard with holiday lighting projects. I am trying to find out what that "for some reason" is. Is soldering REALLY that much better than butt connectors, wire nuts, or interconnects? It seems that connectors are perfectly acceptable and within building code for high voltage electricity, and even 12V in automotive. I am really no good at soldering, that's why I bring it up. Is it a continuity issue? According to my multimeter, it doesn't seem like it. Is it a waterproofing issue? If so, can I use connectors and then coat with liquid tape? What if moisture isn't an issue in my scenario? Okay, blast away! Thanks!