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Old 12-05-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
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bah humbug! -or- why i hate x mas lights!

any one have a good way to trouble shoot series x mas lights?

other than balling them up and throwing them away!

anyway, if i ever get them working i thought this might be a good place for folks to post pics of their decorations. on the house, trailer or what ever!

happy holidays!!

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ps, my idea of putting my plastic santa in the window of the excella got shot down about 3 years ago. maybe someone could do it to theirs!!
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Old 12-05-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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Yep, buy the tool. They make a tool that checks individual lights, the sockets and the wires. Remember to check the fuses, too. I'm doing the same thing this a.m..
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:16 AM   #3
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any one have a good way to trouble shoot series x mas lights?

other than balling them up and throwing them away!
That's what I do. I no longer have the patience to spend hours checking each little light, a replacement string is usually about $1.99, a mere pittance for us millionaire Airstreamers, and is not worth the trouble and aggravation of fixing the problem. I use the 10 minute rule in diagnosing these. If it is going to take more than 10 minutes to fix, I get another set.
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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And now you know the reason I have the old fashon screw in C-7 base lamp lights. One goes out, the rest stay on and it is easy to just screw up er screw in a new one.
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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I don't need 'lights' on my aluminum tree @ the office...just the old fashioned turning wheel ~

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ok my turn...

well, after a couple of trips up and down the ladder here is my version of santa's workshop!

gotta get lights on the chicken coop next!

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me too

I was troubleshooting strings of lights today also. Blub by blub down the string til I saw the empty socket. Below is Santa's new ride. We have a rally next week and have a decorating contest at the rally.
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Too fun!

I love 'em, I love 'em, I love 'em!
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