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Ernie_Fergler
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
A. Spruce wrote:

With gloves and safety glasses.

Did anyone mention to turn off the breaker? ;):p:D

You could turn off the breaker, as sometimes I do. But usually only when the said bulb is giving me grief.

A. Spruce
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
Ernie_Fergler wrote:

You could turn off the breaker, as sometimes I do. But usually only when the said bulb is giving me grief.

Ah, but there's the rub. Those of us with experience can take some liberties (justified or not ) that the average DIY'r should not. It's always best to err to the side of caution and flip the breaker than to get your hair curled by an active socket. :p

NEC
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
A. Spruce wrote:

Ah, but there's the rub. Those of us with experience can take some liberties (justified or not ) that the average DIY'r should not. It's always best to err to the side of caution and flip the breaker than to get your hair curled by an active socket. :p

You are making light of this!
A request from the utility company for total shut-down should be made and then wear PPR to remove and replace the bulb! Hard hat and face sheild as a minimum! Gloves rated to 15kv would be very useful!

A. Spruce
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
NEC wrote:

You are making light of this!

A little levity never hurt anyone, an energized socket on the other hand ... ;)

Ernie_Fergler
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
A. Spruce wrote:

Ah, but there's the rub. Those of us with experience can take some liberties (justified or not ) that the average DIY'r should not. It's always best to err to the side of caution and flip the breaker than to get your hair curled by an active socket. :p

I have noticed that I take fewer & fewer liberties as time marches on.
All kidding aside, flipping that breaker is paramount.:)

JLMCDANIEL
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture

I use to take liberties, but at my age she might say yes then what am I going to do?:eek:
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I use to take liberties, but at my age she might say yes then what am I going to do?:eek:
Jack

Jack, I was thinking the same thing! LOL :D

goldhiller
Re: broken light buls still in the fixture
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I use to take liberties, but at my age she might say yes then what am I going to do?:eek:
Jack

Clap your hands to turn the lights off. :D

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