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jlanhlan

04:11AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 03/06/03
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My sister is getting married at our home April 24. The reception will be next a large stand of really tall trees. So we thought it would be pretty to cover the trees, the tent and the front of my house in these white lights. So when we asked my sister's future in-laws to help us find some white lights, they did...5,000 of them!

So I am concerned about hooking all of these lights up to my house and blowing all the power in my house or something. Clearly, I am electrically ignorant but I thought I had better research this before we are all sitting in the dark eating beef tenderloin! :-) Thank you!!!!!

jlanhlan

06:01AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 03/06/03
7 lifetime posts
Good question on the lights...I actually don't have them in my possession but they said they are all different types of white Christmas lights so I will have go pick them up tomorrow and get more details. I am hoping that they are not all 100 light strands - that would be a nightmare.

I know from our own house, that you generally can't plug more than three strands together. I have actually never known exactly why other than it was a fire hazzard.

When you say plug into one circuit, you mean one plug right? I assumed I was going to have to use a lot of extension cords but they would be all going to outside plugs on my house.

...oh - and the caterer is cooking the tenderloin so I don't know about that yet!

jlanhlan

06:03AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 03/06/03
7 lifetime posts
Clarification...when I said that I couldn't plug more than three strands together at our house, I meant when we hang Christmas lights at Christmas, it always says that on the directions. Just thought that sentence didn't make sense :-)
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