Full size metal cage (new home for Waldo)
Jump up Monster
Added a lot more Tombstones
Wow!! Did we have a lot of kids this year.
This was the first time we have ever run out of candy.
We had over 500 kids.
This year I did a
major upgrade to my outdoor sound system. For a number of years I
used three old stereo amps to power the speakers used for the
background sound effects. One amp provided scary Halloween
music, another thunderstorm sound effects and the third wolf pack and
lone wolf calls. For speakers I used three sets of low
cost, low power outdoor speakers. The speaker wires were run
through an open
window to the outside. Last year one of the speakers blew, one CD
player kept stopping and one amp started to act up. It was time
to upgrade. My goal for the new system was to keep the cost as
low as possible. Since I did not need high end sound for
the display I reduced my costs by avoiding the high end
equipment. By shopping the smaller shops and pawn
shops I was able to get a number of power amps. I
replaced the CD players with low cost DVD players from Walmart
and the speakers with some clearance outdoor speakers from Futureshop.
I installed the equipment in a rack mount cabinet I build from a shelf
unit and some rack mount rails.
old stereo tuner amps
800w DJ type two channel power amps
one 200w two channel power amp
one 100w two channel power amp
two old CD players
MP3 DVD players from Walmart
sets of 50W outdoor speakers
sets of 500W outdoor speakers
two sets of 100W outdoor speakers
went through the window
speaker jacks outside on each side of the house. I installed
jacks for 8 speakers on one side and four on the other.
I also install one video input jack outside so that I can connect up a video camera to record the event.
sat on an old shelving unit
is rack mounted
by ordinary house outlet
up to my pre-owned 5000W UPS. I picked this up for for a bargain
Now, No power, No problem!
dedicated 15amp circuits added outside
Mad Dog House
enhanced Witch display
Where's Waldo Skeleton
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This year we had around 350 kids and almost as many
Lots of Skeletons
12V Skeleton Skull Lights
Small skeleton in barred cage
Small skeleton in metal cage
Large skeleton spider eating a bat
I added the Gargoyles to the fence posts
(I forgot to take pictures this year)
This year we removed our above ground
pool. This left me with a lot of outdoor plywood, 4" x 4" and 1"
x 6" cedar lumber. With a little paint and a lot of cutting I had
a new Cemetery Fence at very little cost. Recycle and
Reuse! I picked up a number of garden Gargoyles at a Canadian
Tire end of season sale.
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