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Old 10-29-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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MY wife was dusting our light fixture, and must have done something to it, fractured the base in some way, because when she turned it on one bulb exploded, the base is still in the fixture, but I don't see anything I can grab on to in order to unscrew the damaged bulb. I can't replace it while the base is still broken off in there, I know I should turn off power, from there any ideas how I can remove base? Thanks,

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Old 10-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Turbo,
make sure the power is off to the light. Either try and grab the edge of the base with a pair of needlenose pliers and twist out, or, take a raw potato and push it against the base and turn. It shoule turn the old base out.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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Insert needle nose pliers inside the remaining shell. Pull handles apart forcing jaws to grab/push against the inside and turn counterclockwise. I would stay away from using vegetables where tools are indicated. Just MHO.
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Too bad I was going to whip up an omlette to have with the potato, LOL!!! I'll give that a try when I get home, I better not have my wife around, she might flip the switch and fry me.................
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Too bad I was going to whip up an omlette to have with the potato, LOL!!! I'll give that a try when I get home, I better not have my wife around, she might flip the switch and fry me.................
either make sure the power is off, or be damn certain that the needle nose pliers touch ONLY the sides of the bulb base NOT the sides AND the center.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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Too bad I was going to whip up an omlette to have with the potato, LOL!!! I'll give that a try when I get home, I better not have my wife around, she might flip the switch and fry me.................

Well if she turns on the power you will have French fries if you use the potato method.
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May as well just shut the breaker off first...
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Mission accomplished, no accidents, so where do I pick up my union card now that I'm certified?

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