I am a couple weeks behind on hanging up the icicle lights and if I didn't get them done this week my wife would have been really upset with me. Like I told Scott (Locumob) in his thread about his trip this summer, happy wife happy life. I drug out the lights Sat morning and I had one string that only one half worked. I hung the lights on the side porch and then started on the front porch and ended up one strand short. I drove into town and no icicle lights in the length I needed (19ft). I would have to drive 18 miles to Wally World to get the one's I need. I got a cup of coffee and the computer, opened google and searched how to repair icicle lights. I watched a couple of video's, got out my meter and 6 bulbs later I had a working strand. I finished hanging them and now one happy wife. Meter, coffee and old bulbs The working strand Lights working and my helper looking on in approval Lights on the side porch and front porch. YEAH!!! Once you understand how the lights work, the repair was easy with the meter. I spent about 10 min on that strand.