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I finally wrote a tutorial on how to convert the light strings to run on 220V. You can find it in our new How To section of the site.

Converting Light Strings


Well since we moved into our new place the old window frames didn’t fit anymore. So we had to take them apart and re-assemble them. We have 8 frames now, at the old place we had 7 but the sizes where different. Hoping to add more next year for the other side of the building.

They are made from regular PVC pipe that is used to install into buildings to lay electrical cables in. Angles are screwed down so that they can’t loosen and then the lights are strung over them and held in place with some hot glue.

The frames for the windows have 2 x 100 count multis on them, the large frames for the balcony door have 3 x 100 multis.




Well the three soldiers we got had no lights or cord with them, which is OK since we don’t get C7 bulbs over here anyway. So off to the hardware store to get some new light sockets and blubs. I still had the power cord and plugs to be used.


Still need to make the board to mount them too and then they are all set.