I have read and printed the past topics on bulb replacement. However, not working in my hall hanging globe.
Basically, there is no 'nut' to unscrew.
I have the metal drop, the round plate, and the globe. Only a very small 'flange' of some type above the globe and before the rod.
Any ideas on how to do this? We're in a 1962 Greenmeadow Eichler.
I have only ever seen two types of fastenings above the cap on the globe lights (that's not to say there aren't others).
- One was a small collar (maybe a 1/2" high) around the stem directly above the cap--it had a small black screw through it to tighten it to the stem. You would loosen the screw to allow the collar and cap to be pushed up the stem. With them out of the way, the globe's opening could be angled to free it from the shoulders of the crossbar on which it hangs.
- the other was a flat hexagonal (I think) nut directly above the cap. You would unscrew the nut to allow the nut and cap to be pushed up the stem. Then proceed as above.
If yours doesn't look like either of these, can you say what it is that prevents the cap from being pushed up the stem (thus freeing the globe for removal)? If you can't raise the cap and can't figure out why, maybe you can post (or email me) a picture to take a look.
eichfan at rawbw dot com
The fixture has the very flat, hexagonal nut. My hands don't let me grasp it, and any tool I've tried seems to slip off rather than grip it. I was afraid to try too hard lest I strip it. And turning the fixture around seems to loosen it up by the ceiling, not a good idea.
Any suggestions for what kind of tool to use?