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ImpromptuReno
need assistance removing this vanity light fixture
ImpromptuReno

I am unable to remove this light fixture. I have tried to unscrew the two small orbs placed between posts, no luck. the orbs atop the light fixture are able to be unscrewed. I have already removed the glass shades/bulbs and killed the circuit at the breaker.

Thank you for your help, looking forward to replies!

images of light fixture posted in album below:
https://imgur.com/a/i5Z8Q (Link to Imgur, image host)

Brad
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Brad

It should release from the back plate by removing the two cap nuts on the front. May require a little jiggling as the stud threads can bind against the fixture.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

You are correct, the nubs between the lights are what hold the thing in place. Remove them completely and the fixture should come off. If you've done this and still having problems, then the light fixture was probably painted to the wall or set in wet paint which resulted in the same, the fixture is stuck to the wall. Carefully run a razor knife around the fixture cut the paint connection, then use a screwdriver or similar device to get under the lip of the fixture and pop it off.

keith3267
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keith3267

Remove the two cap screws and then "grip it and rip it".

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

Though I didn't see it in your pics, some fixtures like that have a small screw on top by the wall holding the face to the base to ground the exposed parts for safety. I discovered those in a fixture where I applied Keith's removal method and ended up pulling two "molly' anchors through the Sheetrock with the fixture and base still stuck together :rolleyes: Oops!

Phil

keith3267
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keith3267

But you got it out.

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