Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,rabbitrunning BS: Christmas Tree Lights (33) RE: BS: Christmas Tree Lights 18 Dec 00

My experience has been that the more carefully you put away the lights (to ensure the minimum of tangling, and jarring bulbs) the more strings that work the next year. The first thing I always try when a string fails is to push in along the line of bulbs, to try to re-set each them in the socket. It works about half the time. Modern lights are supposed to have a little dohickus that causes a "short circuit" when they die -- which allows the rest of the bulbs to light, but it's a touchy beast and must be properly positioned.

I really hate the cheap lights where the plastic work has been done so badly that you can't get the old lights or the new ones in without breaking them!

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.