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Continued: The toolbox: Lawn spreader; daffodil book; burned out light strings

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However, the shunt doesn’t always work right. It has a covering that’s supposed to burn off when the filament fails, but that doesn’t always happen. That’s where a repair device like the LightKeeper Pro comes in handy. It sends a surge of electricity through the circuit that can break down the coating and activate the shunt.

Replace burned-out bulbs even if the string keeps working. Otherwise the other bulbs have to handle the extra voltage, which can cause them to burn out faster.

Lights can also go out if a fuse burns out, but that will darken the whole string.

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