Seriously, I can’t do it this time. I can’t get the glass globe off to get to the light bulb. Here’s the best picture I could find on the web of the fixture we’re dealing with:
Except there’s no screw to loosen. Not in the glass part and not in the metal ring above it.
I’ve tried turning both the ring and the globe in both directions. But I’ve mainly tried turning the globe counter-clockwise. And my teenage son, who lifts weights, has also given it a try a few times but he can’t make it budge.
My best guess is that the last person to change a bulb, probably one of the handymen who has been in and out of the house this year, just got a little carried away in screwing it in, and it just got stuck.
Oh, also, I visited the local hardware store and they sold me a suction cup which they promised would hold the globe while I turned it. It didn’t work out.
We haven’t tried a lubricant. Is that worth a shot? Any other ideas? Thanks.