Last couple of days I have been fixing various fluorescent fixtures in my
kitchen and garage.
I got them all done but struggled with one thing. Removing and installing
the tubes (T12). Once I rotated the tubes out of their sockets I had a real
hard time taking them out of the "box". They are recessed fixtures and once
you removed the cover, the opening is about a good 1-1/2 to 2" shorter than
the actual length of the tube. Even if you move each end to the opposite
corner there is not enough room. I spent a LONG TIME just getting the old
tubes out and the new tubes into the box. I don't get it why do they make
it so difficult to take a tube in and out?
Secondly what is a good way to dispose of a flurescent tube? I have about
12 tubes of 4' long tubes (T12), what do I do with it I cannot put them in
the regular garbage bin for disposal right? It's too tall and if it's
broken it will be a mess.