Under the pergola I have a box-like lamp, wired into a point in the family room and laundry (there's another at the other end of the house which shines onto the BFS now, but used to shine down the back).
The lamp blew a couple of weeks ago. I thought I had a spare, but must have used it. The fitting has a glass front, a seal, and is held to the body of the lamp with one philips screw. I finally bought a lamp during the week. 500 w. Anyhoo, not remembering whether the switch was off or on, I turned off the power, to be safe. Then opened the glass front (after searching in the half light inside the house with a torch for a damned philips screw driver). The light has blown on the right side the last three times it's blown. This time it's blown on the left and I can't get the debris out. The white ceramic piece of the end fitting bit of the lamp itself has welded to the white fitting of the light fitting. Usually I can get it out, but this time not. Looking it in with the torch, the single contact thing which fits in the end of the lamp looks rusty, too. I don't think that makes for a good contact?
I don't think the new lamp will fit in with this debris in the way. Other than getting out a flat screwdriver and trying to lever the debris off the bit it's welded to, which I'll try when I have more light, what can I do about the rusty contact point? Or should I call a 'lectrician?
Sometimes it'd be really, really good to have a bloke around... I could feed him and he could do stuff for me... (grins).
Ah well. Any tips would be appreciated.
I was speaking with an ex Australian Women's Cricketer the other day, lamenting living out here and the only thing missing is single men to go out with, and she agreed that the talent* here wasn't abounding.
*single, available, male