Ok, Simple Simple thing.
Wife has a 25 count strand of regualr minis. with ghosts on each light.
Lights stopped working.
Tried the light keeper pro a dozen times, nothing.
Checked every single bulb and they all work.
Used voltage detector and I have voltage everywhere on the string.
(Even pulled apart the 2 lines at the start a foot apart and both sides have voltage.)
I hate being stumped by small things.
(Don't remember if i tried light string in different outlet at this point.)
Re-examine fuses and see 1 little wire in fuse block that looked like it might snake around to the other terminal.
Get rid of that wire.
Plug lights into different outlet and they work.
Then back to the bad outlet, and they don't work, go back and forth 3 times and bad outlet never works.
So two different voltage detectors (1 light keeper pro and 1 good one) both detected voltage on bad outlet.
Grab voltmeter and get nothing on bad outlet?
Grab wireing check cube thing (Thing with 3 leds and tests GFCI's)
I think it showed hot and ground reversed (Leds did light. I could be reveresed on colors, didn't watch very long.)
Press test button, leds go out.
5 minutes later i finally found the GFCI.
(The bad outlet is in first floor bathroom, for some reason GFCI is located in master bedrooms bathroom upstairs?)
Probe all outlets on circuit and get nothing.
Reset GFCI and everything is fine. Bad outlet now works.
Any thoughts on what happened?
(Maybe the little wire barely shorted things, somehow kinda half tripping the GFCI resulting in slight hot to ground but not tripping curcit? That just sounds odd?)
Everybody else as thouroughly confused as i am?
Now i am worried about my house wireing or the GFCI in the bathroom.