Re: Replacing high bulbs
When you do manage to get the new bulbs in, do it with the switch on. Then, as soon as the bulb lights as you are screwing it in, give it about 1/8 turn more (and no more than that) and you shouldn't have trouble removing it next time. The contact in the center of the socket usually has enough springiness to make good contact without the bulb being tightened down.
Overtightening a bulb can make it extremely difficult to remove, especially if the socket and bulb base are both made of aluminum.
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.