Can't figure out how to remove cover to replace bulb


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Old 05-17-16, 04:09 PM
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Can't figure out how to remove cover to replace bulb

well, there is a first for everything! This lighting fixture has been in my hall since I moved in and now that I need to change the bulb I actually can not figure out how to get into this thing.

There are no screws, the "brass" area along the outside doesn't seem to hinge, and when we try to unscrew either the metal along the outside, or the white in the middle, they move together and only turn half way. What gives!!!

Anyone have one of these and know the trick?

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Old 05-17-16, 04:24 PM
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I know I've installed those before. Is the white part plastic or glass ?
 
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Old 05-17-16, 04:31 PM
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Me, too, Pete. I believe you have to get a good grip, with your hands or a jar opening sponge and twist the globe to the left (CCW).

Found this in Hampton Bay.

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Old 05-17-16, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for your replies. The globe is plastic.

we've been trying to turn it but the brass part (which I think is also really plastic) around the end moves with it.....

will give it another try.
 
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Old 05-17-16, 08:11 PM
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Probably stuck together from years of not being moved. If you can't get it try taking a wet towel. Freeze it! Then when it's frozen wrap it around the bronze ring. You may want to smack it little. Hopefully the cold will contract the parts enough to break them apart.
 
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Old 05-18-16, 06:50 AM
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excellent idea i will give that a try
 
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Old 05-18-16, 09:34 AM
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that worked!

I tried again and it came right off! I did crack the glass a little though - oops
 
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Old 03-07-17, 07:11 PM
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6 months later a chunk fell out

so, one day I was walking down the hall and there was a chunk out of it on the floor. It had really sharp edges and was about 5 inches by 2 inches. It must have just fallen out for no reason! And the light was off. How could something like that happen?????

So, I guess now I'm wondering -
- how can I get the rest of it off safely
- where do I find a replacement to put on so I don't have to replace the light fixture itself?

thanks!
 
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Old 03-07-17, 08:07 PM
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I'd probably cover the rest with duct tape and break it up with a hammer. Being lazy I'd just use a new fixture rather than go to all the effort of trying to find a replacement globe.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 03:37 PM
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Is it difficult to replace the fixture for a non-electrician? Are they all pretty standard? If I take this one off, would it be obvious how to reconnect to the new fixture?
 
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Old 03-08-17, 04:28 PM
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Those fixtures are help up to the box with two screws. Sometimes an adapter called a fixture bar is used but it comes with the new fixture. Should be a very easy DIY job.

Be sure to employ a flashlight holder as the room will be dark.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 04:57 PM
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To add only disconnect the two wires from the light and its ground wire if any. Do not touch any other connections in the box and of course first turn off the breaker. The switch may not kill all the live wires.
 
 

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