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Old 09-04-2013, 02:34 AM  
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hello! i just recently moved into my first condo. I have a couple light bulbs out I need to replace. when I went to replace it, the stupid glass cover was stuck and the whole light fixture came out of the ceiling thingy. 2 questions
1.) how do i fix that?
2.) as i went to the other light fixture that glass cover is also stuck. how do I loosen that sucker up?
(all the lights in my condo except for the kitchen, bathroom and dining room have these lights.. it is round, it all contains 3 lights inside, and the glass portion of it twists off.)
would love some advice or tips thank you. . .btw everything is nere has been very helpful! thanks


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Old 09-04-2013, 08:15 AM  
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Welcome Neezil ... Like most condo newbies, you have discovered the construction term: "thingy." No need to panic. We will get you through this.

First, take some pics and post them. It helps to ID which "thingy" you are trying to fix.
Second, once you figure out how to fix one, the rest will be a breeze.

OK. Deep breath, post pics, help is on the way ...


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Welcome Neezil ... Like most condo newbies, you have discovered the construction term: "thingy." No need to panic. We will get you through this.

First, take some pics and post them. It helps to ID which "thingy" you are trying to fix.
Second, once you figure out how to fix one, the rest will be a breeze.

OK. Deep breath, post pics, help is on the way ...
hi thak ypu so much! so how do post pics?
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Load your photo on your computer.
When writing a quick reply, which I am doing right now. just below is a box that says Manage Attachments
Click on that box. Another box comes up, click on Browse and find the photo on your computer and click on it. Then click Upload.
When you click on Post Quick Responce the picture will show up
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Have you manage to get any of the glass covers off?
How do you know it screws on/off?
The thingy fix will come after you separate the glass from the metal (possible that you just unscrewed the base keyholes from the electrical box.
If you need to, make sure to turn the power off at the breaker and remove the wiring to the fixture and bring to a bench top to make it easier to work on.
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hello! i just recently moved into my first condo. I have a couple light bulbs out I need to replace. when I went to replace it, the stupid glass cover was stuck and the whole light fixture came out of the ceiling thingy. 2 questions
1.) how do i fix that?
2.) as i went to the other light fixture that glass cover is also stuck. how do I loosen that sucker up?
(all the lights in my condo except for the kitchen, bathroom and dining room have these lights.. it is round, it all contains 3 lights inside, and the glass portion of it twists off.)
would love some advice or tips thank you. . .btw everything is nere has been very helpful! thanks

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ok so i posted the picture of the lights
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Have you manage to get any of the glass covers off?
How do you know it screws on/off?
The thingy fix will come after you separate the glass from the metal (possible that you just unscrewed the base keyholes from the electrical box.
If you need to, make sure to turn the power off at the breaker and remove the wiring to the fixture and bring to a bench top to make it easier to work on.
hello tank you for reponding sorry for e late reply

1. i did get one off awhile back to change the light bulb and that was about 4 months ago
2. thhis is how I know it screws off.
3. how do i know that I seperated the glass from the metal?
. . omg i ho i can fix this . i am pretty good with my hands and once I see it done I can pretty much get it done . (like my 55 plasma tv.. . never mounted a tv on a dry wall boefore amd just by luck I happen to run into step by step on mounting flat screens. .needless to say I did a most awesome job.

anyways getting sidetrackd here. .focus. lights. . i posted the pics hope they were some help.thanks again
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:11 AM  
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I just put one up that looks quite a bit like yours and the glass unscrews just as you said. Not really a thread more of a bayonet mounting. One quarter turn and it’s off. Make sure you are twisting counter clockwise. I had mine on and off no problem.
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OK, now that I see the pics, the original post you made makes sense.

If you rotated the glass AND the metal ring, there is a good chance you dislodged the fixture from the two long screws which hold the fixture onto the hanging bar. NO PANIC. Just remove the glass from the base plate (aka "thingy") ... using your screw driver, back the two screws out a few turns to lengthen them ... replace the dead bulbs ... reattach the base plate by aligning its holes with the screws ... tighten the screws to hold the base plate onto the ceiling ... reattach the glass by rotating it 1/4 turn.

Make sense??

This is a video for Dummies ... which you are NOT.


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