how to remove old light fixture on porch


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Old 07-27-17, 09:15 AM
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how to remove old light fixture on porch

I would like to replace an old light fixture. If I remove the cover to expose the base, I don't see how it is attached to the ceiling. Can someone shed some light (no pun intended) on this?Name:  DSCF0378.jpg
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Remove the insulation & you'll see what to do.
 
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So, when it was originally installed, was the insulation not bonded to the metal base?
 
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Usually the insulation is glued in place but even if not several decades of heat from the bulb and bug bits can stick it in place. You'll probably find a couple screws underneath.
 
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Old 07-27-17, 08:07 PM
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Just looks like someone put tin foil up there. It does not look like factory insulation coverage. Should find two screws underneath the foil.
 
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That insulation and foil was supposed to be behind the fixture... between the base and the wood. Someone just glued it to the front.
 
 

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