Specialized tool required?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Anyone ever have to re-lamp one of these? Not sure how to get it in there...
    Closed top. Access from the bottom only.

    Thinking of needle nose pliers with some short pieces of neoprene tubing (on hand) or taped up.

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    This other version has access from the top, so I can get two index fingers in there from both directions. The cut off angles also make it easier.

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    What other specialized tools have you come up with for relamping or other maintenance?
     
  2. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have "relamping pliers". They are plastic needle nose pliers with rubber tips that grip the lamp


    Is that what your looking for?
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  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sure. Where do I get a pair?
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  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You mean something like this?

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  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Or maybe this?
    They call this one spark plug pliers.

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  6. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use these to back out sockets from broken medium base bulbs. But your first post is the pliers we have. I dont think I have used a pair in a long time but my service tech seems to like them. I just wear latex gloves when relamping bipins.


    And btw we bought about 10 pairs 5 years ago at Harbor freight..... Maybe 3 bucks a pair
     
  7. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree: latex medical gloves for me for re-lamping.
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Can't find anything like it on HF website.
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  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I can never find latex gloves that are big enough. They always rip too.
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  10. Viewpoint

    Viewpoint LawnSite Member
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    I've always done those with my fingers, but it's a big pain. Wedge base lamp so it pulls straight out. Those spark plug pliers look awesome. I'm gonna get me some of those for when my fingers get too fat to get in there!
     

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