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    • jamint
    • By jamint 11th Jul 17, 1:23 PM
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    Ceiling light fitting jammed - unable to change lampshade
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    Ceiling light fitting jammed - unable to change lampshade 11th Jul 17 at 1:23 PM
    Hi all,

    So I recently bought a new lampshade for my main and spare bedrooms. Spare bedroom one went on fine, but when it came to change the one in my main bedroom the existing plastic bit just won't unscrew.

    Using the guide above, the "C" part should unscrew away from the "B" part, yet for me the "C" part just won't unscrew, instead the "B" part turns and can move up the wire a bit.

    Does anyone know what I can do about this? The pink lampshade my ex picked is not quite cutting the mustard for me so I want it off ASAP
    Have never meddled with electrics before so a bit out of my depth.

    Thanks for any assistance!
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    • jamint
    • By jamint 11th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    Damn, I can't include the picture because I'm a new user, but basically I'm referring to this pic: i45.tinypic.com/befyhi

    (add "http://" and ".jpg" to the start and end!).
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 11th Jul 17, 1:26 PM
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    B and C are both screwed onto the blakc bit in the middle.

    Either unscrews seperately. Hold the middle with a pair of grippers or something.

    And indeed it may have been cross threaded and is stuck. in which case break it off and replace.
    • jamint
    • By jamint 11th Jul 17, 1:37 PM
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    Thanks carrot for the speedy help! Any idea on there being an easy way to break it off? It's quite awkward to get to with a big lampshade on it already. Also I assume I wouldn't need much knowledge in fitting/electrics to replace it?
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 11th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    If you want to replace it and it's a normal ceiling rose, turn the power off, unscrew the cover on the ceiling rose and remove the flex (you'll need to unscrew the live/neutral/earth terminals it is connected to). Buy new ceiling rose/pendant kit, keep new ceiling rose as a spare and re-wire flex/pendant as it was before. Make sure all screws are tight, re-fit cover, job done.
    • sew what
    • By sew what 11th Jul 17, 9:53 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 9:53 PM
    The bit you want to take off is call the skirt - you can buy replacements for less than a pound.
    http://www.wilko.com/electrical-accessories/wilko-short-skirt-for-lampholder-t2/invt/0343675
    If it simply won't unscrew, then break it off with a pair of plyers or grips (turn off the power and remove the lightbulb first!) swap the shade and screw the new one in place.
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