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We cut down our tree on Sunday the 12th. We’re constrained on how early we go out by our middle daughter’s birthday. We want to have a delay from her early December (5th) birthday until we start into the Christmas season at full throttle. I figured I’d write down how much water [click to continue…]

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How much does it drink 2016

January 22, 2018

Day Date Quantity Sun 12/11 Diameter along the cut is 3.0″ Mon 12/12 Initial Tue 12/13 400 Wed 12/14 633 Thu 12/15 538 Fri 12/16 0 Sat 12/17 630 Sun 12/18 1520 ml Mon 12/19 1211 ml Tue 12/20 601 ml Wed 12/21 604 ml Thu 12/22 605 ml Average consumption 762ml/day Fri 12/23 1080 ml Sat 12/24 1023 ml Sun 12/25 […]

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Christmas Tree Fire Deaths

January 22, 2018

In the United States, every year there are an average of over 200 home fires every year that start with Christmas trees.  The fires account for about 25 deaths and an additional 25 injuries every year.   That means that if you have  a Christmas tree fire you have over a 1 in 10 chance of […]

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How Much Does it Drink – 2015

January 21, 2018

This year the graph shows where the tree “died”. Notice the knee on the 1st & 2nd of January where the consumption drops precipitously. Up until then the usage was over 600ml/day. At that point it drops to about 100. I’m betting that most of that is simple evaporation. I’ve had a couple of interesting […]

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How Much Does it Drink – 2014

January 21, 2018

average usage is 652ml per day 2014 2014 Date Qty Total Usage – 2014 14-Dec 0 0 15-Dec 852 852 16-Dec 860 1712 17-Dec 565 2277 18-Dec 705 2982 19-Dec 575 3557 20-Dec 749 4306 21-Dec 640 4946 22-Dec 755 5701 23-Dec 800 6501 24-Dec 787 7288 25-Dec 26-Dec 1012 8300 27-Dec 1113 9413 28-Dec […]

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How Much Does it Drink – 2013

January 21, 2018

Average usage = 628ml per day 2013 2013 Date Qty Total Usage – 2013 15-Dec 0 0 16-Dec 565 565 17-Dec 620 1185 18-Dec 735 1920 19-Dec 710 2630 20-Dec 651 3281 21-Dec 689 3970 22-Dec 716 4686 23-Dec 736 5422 24-Dec 686 6108 25-Dec 819 6927 26-Dec 750 7677 27-Dec 512 8189 28-Dec 665 […]

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How Much Does it Drink 2012

January 20, 2018

So here we are again. This year our tree consumed an average of nearly 1.6 liters per day! 11-Dec 0 12-Dec 1556 13-Dec 3546 14-Dec 5346 15-Dec 7276 16-Dec 9248 17-Dec 10965 18-Dec 12435 19-Dec 14179 20-Dec 15783 21-Dec 17252 22-Dec 18690 23-Dec 20495 24-Dec 21452 25-Dec 22527 26-Dec 23557 27-Dec 25422 28-Dec 26827 29-Dec […]

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How Much Does it Drink 2011

January 19, 2018

This is a work in progress I’ll update it as I get time…(12/22) We cut down our tree on Sunday the 18th at Mountain Charlie’s Ranch. The exact location of the tree was 37.13624N 121.98828W the competing tree was at 37.13540N 121.98758W. It was a (rare) stroke of genius. I took the GPS with me […]

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Automatic Christmas Tree Watering Systems

November 19, 2011

Do you like crawling underneath the Christmas tree every day to check the water level and then fill it? What if the tree is really thirsty and you need to make more than one trip under the tree every day? Be careful not to knock off the ornaments or smash a light bulb! Be sure […]

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