Anyone ever see one of these?

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Old 02-14-17, 04:55 PM
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Anyone ever see one of these?

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This says I have a photo attached but not sure. In any case this thing is on a cable that suspends a fluorescent light from the ceiling. It slides easily up the cable, sort of a ratchet effect, but will not come down. I need to know how to release it to lower the fixture.
 
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Old 02-14-17, 06:28 PM
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I'm guessing either the stub on top presses in to release, or you unscrew the top from the knurled part.
 
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Old 02-14-17, 09:13 PM
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we need picture showing the full light and how it is attached to the ceiling. Also where that cable attaches to the light.
 
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Old 02-15-17, 05:40 AM
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I would agree, try squeezing the top piece into the base and see if that releases it.
 
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I tried unscrewing the knurled cylinder from the top piece, grabbing each with pliers--no luck. I also tried rotating the entire assembly while holding the cable to see if it would release, again nothing. The top piece has a screwdriver type slot (not visible in photo) which you can't get a screwdriver in due to the cable emerging thru it. I wonder if this came with a tiny spanner wrench that would fit the slot. At 72 I've seen a lot of things, but never this.
 
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Try pushing just the small tube sticking out on top down. That is how newer plumbing fittings release.
 
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Interesting. Like a Sharkbite. I'll try that.
 
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I finally got back to this today and right you are Pugsl. Depressing that little knob with fingernail releases it from the cable. Many thanks.
 
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Old 03-06-17, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the update..............
 
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