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Retreiving metal part of light bulb

Posted by Steve: on March 31st, 2001 11:06 PM
In reply to Broken lightbulb in ceiling fixture by Barbara on March 31st, 2001 08:21 PM [Go to top of thread]

Make sure the power is OFF in that area.

Then jam a carrot or potatoe into the socket itself and turn the metal bulb area out. this usually does work.

If that does not work, then get a pair of needle nose pliers and grab onto the lip of the metal bulb part and twist is into a small curl. Then this will give you a larger area to grap hold of, then, just start turning the metal bulb around and it will come out. This is actually twisting the metal into a smaller size for easily removal.

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