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slinkee45

02:07PM | 12/08/06
Member Since: 12/07/06
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Bvelectrical
Hello,

I am wondering if anyone out there knows how (manually or chemically) to remove an obstruction (a piece of electrical tape) from the brass arm of a chandelier. The chandelier is made out of cast brass and the opening is very small. If there is a way I can dig it out or some kind of chemical I can use that won't ruin the brass finish, please let me know.

Thanks, slinkee45

TimBonham

06:21PM | 02/27/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
I've heard of people doing this in similar cases: take the end of a shop-vac hose, duct tape it as airtight as you can to the opening of the chandelier arm, and turn on the shop-vac. They put out a lot of suction, and can easily suck an obstruction like this.

slinkee45

08:38PM | 09/16/07
Member Since: 12/07/06
2 lifetime posts
I soooo apologetic for not replying sooner (I just read you email today). Thank you for your great advice and I will do it as soon as possible.

Thanks a bunch!
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