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Old 05-23-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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TNT Tips - I tried...

OK, my title brain is mushy, please edit for content Mods.

The kitchen tips thread gets unwieldy if we post all the stuff we tried in there, so I just wanted to share here one of the things I did today. From that thread, I learned that a potato cut in half will get out a broken lightbulb. (GB?) The appliance bulb in our oven broke off and I remembered the tip and tried it. Worked like a charm! Thanks much!

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Old 05-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Yay, Alix, good for you!

I once tried said house trick, and it failed miserably. All I got out of the effort was a "spud bulb." And I created a new problem of how to remove a potato from a light socket. For a brief diabolical second, I wondered what would happen if I switched it on... Maybe it'd work better next time with a waxy red.

I've since learned my lesson. First is: lefty loosey righty tighty. Second is: most light bulb & socket don't require a tight screw to begin with in order to make + & - electrical contact.
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Oh my goodness! Righty tighty lefty loosey is said EVERY time I go to do something. And heaven help me if that ISN'T the case.

This particular bulb must have been defective or something because it wasn't in there tightly, it just sort of separated. Weird.
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Oh my goodness! Righty tighty lefty loosey is said EVERY time I go to do something. And heaven help me if that ISN'T the case.

This particular bulb must have been defective or something because it wasn't in there tightly, it just sort of separated. Weird.

I know a couple of burly he man mechanics that whisper it to themselves
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I am so glad that worked for you Alix.
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