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    OT: en-Light'n me.....

    Does anybody understand how the kind of Christmas lights with the three wires work? Nothing like getting them all set up on the tree and roof only to find out (despite checking them first) that a whole section of them is "out".........
    It just can't be a matter of checking each and every little bulb to find the one that is burned out. Or does God hate me and is having a good laugh..........
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    Sounds like a bad case of Suburbanite Holiday Blues.



    Could be a loose socket connection, which would cause a disconnect when pulled for installation. This will not eliminate "checking every one". Try wiggling a section at a time, see if they flicker and have some electrical tape handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokebikes
    Does anybody understand how the kind of Christmas lights with the three wires work? Nothing like getting them all set up on the tree and roof only to find out (despite checking them first) that a whole section of them is "out".........
    It just can't be a matter of checking each and every little bulb to find the one that is burned out. Or does God hate me and is having a good laugh..........

    on some brands of lights at the plug are 2 small fuses. if a section of the strand is out sometimes replacing the fuse will do the trick if not.... yer screw g'd and have to check each bulb

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    My dad's got one of these:

    http://sportys.com/toolshop/product/14213

    I watched him use it back at Thanksgiving.

    It works. Fixed the whole strand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajohnsky
    My dad's got one of these:

    http://sportys.com/toolshop/product/14213

    I watched him use it back at Thanksgiving.

    It works. Fixed the whole strand.
    PERFECT!..............I only hope it's made better than the POS made in China lights I have. Thanks.
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    Screw all that. One of the big chain drug stores was giving a trade in offer on Old light strings. I ditched all the old for new LED strings.

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    option 2 i think. god hates those lights in general. 1 out of every 3 boxes never works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Screw all that. One of the big chain drug stores was giving a trade in offer on Old light strings. I ditched all the old for new LED strings.
    Lowes is doing the same thing.

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    LED would be cool but I think it be nice get get my hands on those old lights like we used to have when I was a kid (a looong time ago)......I'm sure they were considered "hazardous" but boy they where nice and simple....just unscrew the burnt out bulb and replace.
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    Man, what a pain the arse all that is! I'm way old school and use candles. Original school.

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