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  1. Nov 26, 2017 #1

    tuffy

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    how many of you all decorate out side with Christmas lights and stuff? do you think it raises your electric bill much ?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2017 #2

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    Not since I converted all my lights to LED. I can run all lights (14 sets) on one outlet, and don't notice any jump with my electric bill.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2017 #3

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    Same here, went with LED and I don't notice
     
  4. Nov 28, 2017 #4

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    Scrooge/Tuffy -

    So when does the cost of electricity have an effect on the decision made once a year?

    Dick
     
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  5. Nov 28, 2017 #5

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    We do Christmas lights and if keeping 400 gallons of water heated to 103 year round outside doesn’t break the bank a few 100 tiny light bulbs wont. The hot tub costs about a dollar a day and the lights about 1 cent.
     
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    Just use a couple of strings of white Christmas lights all year on the shrubs beside my walk way for a low light way to see when I get home. They are LED's.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2017 #7

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    If you lived in California and had to pay their rates.
     
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    It's not me it's the wife wont let lights go up because of the cost I was simply trying to show here that it doesn't run your light bill up.
     
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    I bet you don't have to follow your old lady around the house shutting down lights like I have to do?
     
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    Oh the solution to this is easy, and DIY related in fact. Get two 10’ lengths of pipe and bury them 3’ in the ground about 40’ apart out in the back yard. Then tie a small rope between them. After that go in the house and remove the fuses to the cloths dryer. Sit back and wait. When she tells you the dryer doesn’t work you just tell her you installed a solar powered dryer and it will save so much electricity. :)
     
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    LOL I've all ready have one of those , just need to switch the breaker off.
     
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    There you go. Now that you have a plan we expect to see you next year on that TV show Great Christmas Light Fight.

    Here is one for inspiration.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnL0_CsXncI[/ame]
     
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    Well got the wife talked into putting up the Christmas lights and inflatables, mainly for the grandkids but the Grinch still isn't happy with it!!!!!!!
     
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    tuffy -

    The answer is "BAH HUMBUG!!"

    When the kids like it and the neighbors do not complain, the warm feeling when you drive home is a big factor.

    Neighbors may complain about the light and traffic and glare, but they may either turn off all lights or add some for the next year.

    Grand kids have a strong voice until you ask them to help stringing and untangling everything during the installation "AND" the stripping/packing and storage. - get them involved!!

    Dick
     
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    I've got a few neighbors who go in for the "Christmas Vacation" lightshow. It doesn't bother me but I wouldn't want it on my house/lawn. It would make me annoyed driving home to that!

    I like my Christmas decorations to be discovered, not announced. You walk up to my front door, and in the little side window by the door you can see across the hallway and into the living room, where we have a nice brightly lit tree. From the right angle you can see it from across the street---it just doesn't reach out and grab you by the throat.
     
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    We have about 7 inflatables .And whole house done in lights.
     

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