Pool Light Screw Stripped


Old 07-16-06, 05:54 PM
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Pool Light Screw Stripped

Tried to change the pool light today and the screw that holds the light into the wall is now stripped. Can't really use the normal method of a drill to remove the screw since it's under water. Any ideas?

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Old 07-16-06, 06:44 PM
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Most of them are designed for power drills, but Alden has a line of tools which might be capable of being used with a hand wrench, like a socket wrench.

Probably get them at any of the big box stores.

Might have to drain the pool down some to get to it with a power drill.
Old 07-16-06, 10:02 PM
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Thanks. I'll check those out and see what I can find. Would prefer not to drain the pool, so I'll probably look pretty hard.
Old 07-28-06, 08:53 PM
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I use pneumatic drill oil it well and dry it well afterwards, they also make a light wedge adapter that works in most light niches.
Old 07-28-06, 10:01 PM
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same thing happened to me, mine was just slightly smaller than 1/4 so I got a tap for 1/4 x 20 and a SS screw from Ace and re tapped the hole for the 1/4 x 20 threads, just turn it slow and have the vac hose there to catch the metal chips ( they are sharp )

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