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Thread: How to Remove a Stuck Light Bulb

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    Lightbulb How to Remove a Stuck Light Bulb

    by Simple Tip


    If you’re faced with a stubborn light bulb that just won’t unscrew from your lamp, reach for the roll of duct tape from your tool kit to help remove it. Here are the steps to follow:

    1. Cut a piece of duct tape approximately 12-inches long.

    2. Create a loop with the duct tape—sticky side facing in.

    3. Secure the loop by sticking the cut ends together.

    4. Slip the loop over the light bulb, and affix to the outside of the bulb.

    5. Press the remaining loops of tape together to make “handles.”

    6. Using the duct tape “handles” twist the bulb until it comes loose.

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    And if it breaks, cut a potato in half and stick onto the broken base, turn the potato to unscrew the base.

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    That's a lightbulb moment idea too, seanfranklin.
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    Yeah that works Sean....but make sure that power is off. If it isn't, and potato juice runs onto your hand and you happen to be grounded with the other handed it makes getting off the ladder a LOT quicker. Ask me how I know.

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    No need, Charlie.

    Believe me - I can relate. About 10 years ago I was cleaning an oven (that I found out later had a short) and was propelled across the room. It also inverted the t-waves in my heart and left me majorly decimated for a good month.
    I not only turn off switches, but cut the power at the breaker box now. In fact, I have a hard time even changing light bulbs.
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    after a lifetime spent handling this serpent I have come to realize that it is unpredictable...
    when in doubt turn off the breaker, life has enough surprises and unplanned electric shock does not need to be one of them. I got bit last week and it could have been a whole lot worse...
    ...born just fine the first time

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    Have used the potato idea also......ram the potato into the broken socket....out she comes.
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    Instead of the potato, I've used an old bunched-up rag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yip View Post
    Instead of the potato, I've used an old bunched-up rag.
    Did ya wet it first Yip? No, no...bad Yip!...I meant the rag.

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    Lesson is: Don't let a light bulb get stuck. If you do, use a dry dish rag and gently remove. Then you won't cut your hand. Sound OK?

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