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plt012

07:53AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
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I need help - got in an updating mood and I wanted to replace 3 hall lights. I'd call them button type (they are flush to the ceiling). I tried the first and I had trouble removing the screws, but once that was done the fixture was stuck not even one little wiggle. I am a newbie and wanted to update the lighting. Background info - my house was built in 1955-56 has new wiring. I think the fixture maybe an original. Any advice on removing it?

Thank you.

Billhart

10:20AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I am not clear about the type of fixture that you have.

Is it a can light? or is the light on the surface?

For surface mounts there are two basic types of mount.

One uses a threaded rod that runs through the center of the fixture. Often used to also hold on the glass shade. Most of those only hold the shade, but sometimes also mount the fixture to the box.

The other style has 2 screws that go through the fixture to the box.

If you have removed the rod or screw then the light might be stuck in place with paint.

Take a utility knife and score between the edge of the fixture and the ceiling.

plt012

11:39AM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
2 lifetime posts
I will try it tonight - thank you. It is the other style -- with the 2 screws through the box. I am trying to replace it with the one with the rod. I have 3 lights that look like that. I cannot see a break, but I am guessing that you are correct and previous homeowners just painted! Thanks again.
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