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Needing someone with a REALLY tall ladder to change a light bulb?

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Seesaw 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 1
3rd generation hippie 1
TinktheSprite 2
andreweggplant 5
DVaz 2
Slider152 1
fuzz81 1
Shortie 10

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Shortie --- 3 years ago -

Willing to pay $25 to anyone with a really tall ladder who would change out a light bulb on my front porch. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 3 years ago -

Getting a "really" tall ladder might be the bigger challenge. How tall does it need to be?

I know Alspaughs has a team of handy men that do small projects so you can try them for sure. 

andreweggplant --- 3 years ago -

I have a 20 ft... Alspaugh's don't have their handy man service anymore. Recently tried to use them 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

Andreweggplant, I think it will work. The distance of the bulb is the top of a second story. What do you think? 

andreweggplant --- 3 years ago -

Probably not. It will not reach to 2nd story of my house. Sounds like you need a 24ft. Was not sure how up you were talking 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

That's a bummer! Thank you anyway!:):) I could invest in one, but the thought of being that high up makes me nauseous. 

DVaz --- 3 years ago -

You could buy one from Home Depot and just return when done. Just make sure someone is firmly holding the ladder. 

Seesaw --- 3 years ago -

How to Change an Outdoor Spotlight Bulb
You can buy the extender poles at Home Depot or Lowes. 

Slider152 --- 3 years ago -

Not certain what type of light you're talking about (regular, spot, flood), but which ever type it is, I would consider using a LED bulb to replace it (if possible). An LED light should last quite a bit longer between replacements. Also, regardless of the type, if there's more than one bulb in the fixture, replace them all at the same time rather than having to do this again in a month or two. 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

DeVaz, I've thought about that, but heights freak me out. I may have to suck it up and be brave.

Seesaw, i wish it were that easy, but I have to remove the outer covering first.

Slider152, that's exactly what I have planned! My LED bulbs should be arriving in the mail today or tomorrow. And yes, definitely, I will be replacing both at the same time. Good advice! 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

Sorry everyone, I should have been more specific. It's a ceiling mounted front porch light, two stories high. If anyone has a 24ft ladder, please let me know. It will be much appreciated!! $25 for the service plus I'll throw in warm fresh peanut butter cookies!!:):) 

3rd generation hippie --- 3 years ago -

They have to be able to transport a ladder to your house? Up the ante. 

andreweggplant --- 3 years ago -

@shortie... Where are you located? 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

@andreweggplant...River Bend sub in Kingwood. Short distance from the new Exxon station. 

andreweggplant --- 3 years ago -

Thought maybe you would be close and we could try the 20ft. I have no way to transport it that far... 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

Thanks anyway:):) 

TinktheSprite --- 3 years ago -

Is the light fixture close to a wall where an extension ladder could be used? I have one that reaches way, way up to the peak of the gable on our 2nd story. If you hold it steady for me while I am up there, I could do it. I fell from a ladder once. It was only a 6 foot ladder but I was young and fell from the top of it, you know, the step that is not a step? I learned to respect ladders very quickly 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

@tinkthesprite... It may work. It's not up against the wall, but it may be reachable. Are you willing to come out and try? I'll still give you cookies if you come out and try:) 

DVaz --- 3 years ago -

DeVaz, I've thought about that, but heights freak me out. I may have to suck it up and be brave

I hate it as well, but I had to do it when remodeling houses. Just make sure you have someone strong holding the ladder and it won't move.

If you don't want to do it yourself you could pick up a day laborer to do it. For 25$ they'll certainly do it. I'd do it for you, but my ACL is half torn so it's to unsafe for me to climb anything that high. 

fuzz81 --- 3 years ago -

If the bulb faces down, you can get an extension pole with different gripper attachments to remove/install bulbs. 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

@devaz...a day laborer crossed my mind as well. I may contact one of those businesses that put up Christmas lights. I hope they don't cost too much.

@fuzz81... The bulbs don't face down unfortunately. Plus there is a cover that has to be removed. 

TinktheSprite --- 3 years ago -

Can you send a pic of the fixture in question? I can do a lot of things but I do have my limits. 

andreweggplant --- 3 years ago -

Can you send a pic of the fixture in question? I can do a lot of things but I do have my limits.?

Good idea... Maybe if we saw what it was etc between the two of us we could help.... I figure things are broke and if I cannot fix it, they are still broke. I am willing... 

Shortie --- 3 years ago -

How do I post a photo on here? I'm new to this sight. 

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