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Fat Elvis
10-25-2009, 10:48 PM
I'm not sure, and I don't want to break it. Is it like a regular flourescent bulb that is twisted out, or do you pull it out it the base?

I just don't want to tear the whole light fixture apart in the process.

It is a sylvania Dulux 13 watt bulb.

Thanks

Fat E

nstygma
10-25-2009, 10:50 PM
hey buddy if its one of these, it looks like it just pulls out
http://www.1000bulbs.com/images/FC13-S13078-600x.jpg

Earthling
10-25-2009, 10:51 PM
Should twist, at least it will loosen then you can pull down and out.

Earthling
10-25-2009, 10:52 PM
Oops..yep if thats the critter.

Fat Elvis
10-25-2009, 11:01 PM
hey buddy if its one of these, it looks like it just pulls out
http://www.1000bulbs.com/images/FC13-S13078-600x.jpg

Close. The pins were arranged in a square, but they were indeed simple pull outs. They just didn't want to come out easily.

Thanks

TinyEvel
10-26-2009, 01:29 AM
pullout method FTW! :D

Jewish Rabbi
10-26-2009, 01:50 AM
pullout method FTW! :D

Never pull out!!

Saccopoo
10-26-2009, 03:33 AM
I'm not sure, and I don't want to break it. Is it like a regular flourescent bulb that is twisted out, or do you pull it out it the base?

I just don't want to tear the whole light fixture apart in the process.

It is a sylvania Dulux 13 watt bulb.

Thanks

Fat E

Were you the one that put it in?

Or did you buy the house, condo, apartment around that bulb?

Coach
10-26-2009, 07:39 AM
Close. The pins were arranged in a square, but they were indeed simple pull outs. They just didn't want to come out easily.

Thanks

Yeah, those are tricky to pull out.

sparkky
10-26-2009, 07:47 AM
I have dealt with those types of bulbs that gotten hot due to whatever reason and the plastic socket and bulb base melts a little and kind of fuses together.

they can be a bitch sometimes to get out on a good day.

Earthling
10-26-2009, 08:24 AM
You might have to get out the BIG hammer.

Bob Dole
10-26-2009, 08:29 AM
How many CP members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Earthling
10-26-2009, 08:32 AM
How many CP members does it take to change a lightbulb?

I'd have to take off my shoes and socks to answer that.

sparkky
10-26-2009, 08:48 AM
How many CP members does it take to change a lightbulb?

a damn site fewer than the number of new Chiefs players needed to play meaningful football games.

Radar Chief
10-26-2009, 10:13 AM
How many CP members does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

FYP, and two, just donít ask me how they got there.

tooge
10-26-2009, 10:14 AM
230, 231, whatever it takes

Redrum_69
10-26-2009, 10:43 AM
I'm not sure, and I don't want to break it. Is it like a regular flourescent bulb that is twisted out, or do you pull it out it the base?

I just don't want to tear the whole light fixture apart in the process.

It is a sylvania Dulux 13 watt bulb.

Thanks

Fat E


Let LJ take out your lightbulb, his dad was an electrician too...

CoMoChief
10-26-2009, 10:54 AM
What does the fluid meter say on the bulb.....is it filled up to the mark?