frozen lights in sockets how to remove?


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Old 11-12-03, 07:02 PM
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frozen lights in sockets how to remove?

I have a chandelier that contains three lights, the base of the bulbs have frozen into the sockets.. When I go to twist them out the glass sleeve turns and starts to break.,
I then leave it alone knowing that the glass will break off the base and then I have to what?... Take a pair plyers and twist the hell out of the metal base and somehow ripppp it out of the socket?,

while standing on a step ladder.. There Must be A Better Way.... ????!!
 
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Old 11-12-03, 07:35 PM
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After the glass breaks, cut a potato in half and push it onto the shards of glass sticking out of the base and twist.
Before you reinsert a new bulb, go to the electrical supply and purchase some no-ox goop. Shmear a light coat on the base of the new bulb before reinserting it.
 
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Old 11-12-03, 07:58 PM
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Thanks for the reply HandyRon,,

what is ' no-ox goop.' ??

Oh,, is it better to turn off the power in the panel?., or is the light switch adequate enough to turn off??
 
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Old 11-12-03, 08:21 PM
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I would turn off at panel in case it is wired wrong.

I believe "no-ox goop" is the stuff they put on aluminum terminals.

Thanks, Tony D.
 
 

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