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dematara

05:58AM | 09/25/01
Member Since: 09/24/01
1 lifetime posts
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How can I remove an entire light bulb that is "stuck"- not just part of it? Is there anything I should do to prevent this from happening in the future?

rpxlpx

10:55AM | 09/25/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you can't get it any other way:
make sure the power is off, wrap the bulb in something like a thick old towel or rag and break the glass. (Wear safety glasses.) Then you can get ahold of the metal base of the bulb with needle-nose pliers and twist it out.

DH

03:28PM | 09/25/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
The sockets in fixtures are aluminium and so are the light bulb bases, Purchase a tube of anti-oxidant grease for use on aluminum electrial cable (available at hardware stores) spread a very small amount on the bulb base before you install it in the socket.
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