+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    My home has enclosed, recessed ceiling fixtures circa the 60's or 70's. They have a metal rim holding in a glass cover plate, and the rim is snug against the ceiling tiles. The rim is all one piece and the glass is tight under the rim. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to open these fixtures and change the bulbs... I was hoping to change out the fixtures before all the bulbs burnt out, but monetary woes have stalled that process. Can anyone out there guide me through the procedure? I wanted to post a picture but they won't let me . I'm pretty handy and have most common tools at my disposal. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pacific Northwet
    Posts
    1,604

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    Grasp the outside of the metal rim and pull straight down. These fixtures use spring clips to hold the rim and glass in place, just like bathroom exhaust fan grilles.
    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Houston Texas
    Posts
    2,969

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    if you can't get your fingers in there, try sliding a putty knife between the glass and the frame to allow you to pull down on the frame.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fayette County, Ohio
    Posts
    5,797

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    It seems to me I remember some of the old units the the ring and lens assembly screwed in.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    Yup, spring clips! Not exactly like my bathroom exhaust fan, but similar. Getting between the glass and the frame and pulling down was a good suggestion. Thanks guys!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,387

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    See by the responses no number of TOH advisers can change a light bulb they just tell you how .... what did i win?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    West Jordan, Utah
    Posts
    84

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    Real TOH members do not change light bulbs, they are not afraid of the dark.
    Slow The Flow

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Pacific Northwet
    Posts
    1,604

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    Real TOH members keep the light bulb and change the fixture.
    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.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brown county, Ohio
    Posts
    52

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    LOL this keeps getting better and better

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,509

    Default Re: How many TOH members does it take to change a light bulb?

    TOH members are done with lightbulbs. They switched to LEDs.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •