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Anyone knows how to remove this light fixture plate??

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Anyone knows how to remove this light fixture plate??

I’m looking to install a new light fixture but don’t know how to remove the existing one. Anyone knows? Thanks !
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Is that a nut holding the fixture in place?
Can you loosen it off the stud?
Newbie
Oct 28, 2008
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Remove the slim nut at the center
Be careful with the insulation behind the plate, try not to contact with your skin
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I have the same fixture, it is one from Costco right?. There are two screws about 10 cm or so apart. undo these.
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This is a typical builder's grade ceiling fixture, just remove the nut at the centre and the fixture will drop.

If you are not familiar with these fixtures, be sure to shut off power first from the circuit breaker at your electrical panel and test it by flipping the switch to ensure that it's off then keep the switch in the off position. Remove the CFL light bulbs to give you more room and easier acess to the nut.
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Thanks guys. Will Give it a try tomorrow. Btw, it seems there are two sets of cables. What do I do with the second set? (Black/white) thanks
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DPR2017 wrote: Thanks guys. Will Give it a try tomorrow. Btw, it seems there are two sets of cables. What do I do with the second set? (Black/white) thanks
Call an electrician.
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DPR2017 wrote: Thanks guys. Will Give it a try tomorrow. Btw, it seems there are two sets of cables. What do I do with the second set? (Black/white) thanks
Not sure if srs...
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DPR2017 wrote: Thanks guys. Will Give it a try tomorrow. Btw, it seems there are two sets of cables. What do I do with the second set? (Black/white) thanks
Could be a 3-way light or electrical daisy chaining?
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jacquesstrap wrote: Not sure if srs...
Probably is serious. If someone has to ask a question on basic electrical work like that, it might be a good idea to hire a professional who knows what they're doing.

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eldiablo wrote: Call an electrician.
Agreed. From the questions, it appears that OP has very little or no clue of how this works. Please call an electrician or a friend who may know better.
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We have the feeling that OP is not at all familiar with these things, however basic it is and should not attempt this task him/herself. Electrical work is not something that should be taken lightly if you have no idea what you are doing and could end up with disastrous consequences.

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