any tips to get a bulb into a sticky socket


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Old 11-01-03, 06:34 PM
jm2267
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any tips to get a bulb into a sticky socket

I'm trying to put a small spot light into a celing fan fixture. There is too much friction in one of the sockets and I can't rotate the bulb into it. Any extra force may break the bulb in my hand. Any tips for this?
 

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Old 11-01-03, 07:37 PM
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Shut off all power to the light fixture, confirm it is not energized, then clean the socket with steel wool or Scotchbrite.
 
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Old 11-02-03, 06:20 AM
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Thanks. That's a great idea.
 
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Old 11-02-03, 06:48 AM
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I would avoid the steel wool. Tiny steel fibers will fall off when you use it.
 
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Old 11-02-03, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the correction there Joed. I tend to use it myself. But I also tend to have a can of compressed air with me as well. I should have pointed out the need to blow the debris out of the socket when you finish cleaning it.
 
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Old 11-03-03, 10:19 AM
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I would avoid the steel wool. Tiny steel fibers will fall off when you use it.
If thats the case,
The Scotchbrite pad would be a safe bet.
Perhaps he could put a tad of dielectric silicone grease on the threads of the bulb too?
The socket is not bent a little bit is it?
Thanks, Tony D.
 
 

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