And it's painfully obvious you're not part of America; and you
must be wayyy into the outback in nz too. Your sig's right; you
are definitely backwards.
: > I was doing a routine lightbulb replacement in the recessed
: > fixture in my entrance hallway when the top of the bulb
: > off cleanly from the threaded metal part. Great.
: > I yanked off the bulb, but now the metal part is stuck in
: > so I have a useless fixture. This would be a pain under any
: > circumstance, but the fact that the socket is recessed makes
: > impossible to stick a pair of pliers in there to attempt to
: > the metal part.
: > The housing for the fixture is attached to the socket, so
: > I managed to pry it out, I still would not be able to access
: > socket with pliers. I suppose I will have to pull the
: > cut the wire, and replace it with a new housing, splicing the
: > coming off the new housing into the cut end.
: > Am I on the right track here? If so, what do I have to do to
: > the housing. After working at it for a while I didn't get
: > far at all. One would think that one has to rip the ceiling
: > get that housing out, but I can't believe the system would be
: > stupid.
: > How does one fix a situation like this, without ripping out a
: > chunk of ceiling?
: > Thanks!
: > kj
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: > NOTE: In my address everything before the first period is
: > and the last period, and everything after it, should be