Sunday, March 17, 2013

How to Clean and Reassembled Front Gate Column Exterior Lamps

Front pillar light covers
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Box driver 
Cleaning towels and sponges
Cordless screwdriver
Soap and water

Mrs. H. uses my repair services when her home needs repair. Today she needed her gate front column lights replaced.

This post shows the five steps to replace rock gate columns lamps bulbs after cleaning the lamp unit.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the gate column lamps are 3-feet long by 18-inches wide. The lamps are heavy mostly because the glass is blown glass, which is part of the beauty of this lamp. Fig.2 shows the lamps are held together by two brass screws.
Fig.1 Lamp cover removed
Fig.2 Lamp brass nuts
Step 2: Once the glass cover has been removed the exposed parts of the lamp contain the bulbs. Fig.3 shows that the bulbs have holes in them and need to be replaced. Fig.4 shows the other lamps were burned out and needed to be replaced.
Fig.3 Broken lamp
Fig.4 A 3-Bult unit
Step 3: Fig.5 shows the lamp glass covers on the chairs getting ready to be cleaned. Now the lamps are cleaned and ready to be re-installed. Fig.6 shows the glass gloves are cleaned and polished.
Fig.5 Lamp covers removed
Fig.6 Lamp glass 
shield cleaned
Step 4: Fig.7 shows the internal parts of the lamp that houses the bulbs. Fig.8 and Fig.9 show how the lamps were tightened using a cordless screwdriver and a box driver for the brass caps.
Fig.7 Lamp Core
Fig.8 Screw that 
connects both glass 
 and housing together
box driver
Step 5: Now the lamps on both columns have had three-bulbs replaced in each lamp. Fig.10 shows the lamp is complete and ready to be used.
Fig.10 Cleaned with 
new Lamps
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