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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Default lampost fixture replacement

    Hi, I want to replace the light fixture that sits atop the post. However I took one of the screws out but the other is rusted and keeps spinning when I try to take it out. How can I get the screw out so I can replace the fixture with a new one. THANKS FOR YOU HELP!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Default Re: lampost fixture replacement

    Try using a pair of diagonal wire cutters "dikes" to cut the head off the screw. Then the screw should just pull out if it just spins.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Pacific Northwet

    Default Re: lampost fixture replacement

    Always keep this advice in mind: "If brute force doesn't work, use more."

    Since you are replacing the fixture and probably don't care about the old one, you might find that you can remove the fixture by brute force. If the screws are a "friction fit" it just might come off with a little persuasion.
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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