Hi! I’m Blair Gilbert, a.k.a.

MR. HARDWARE

As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Tip to replace light socket, secret screw hidden under the bulb (8/13/2018) by Blair Gilbert

    Replacing a light socket is easy if you can locate the screw that secures the socket to the light housing.

    Older exterior, flood or security light sockets have a screw under the bulb that allows the socket to be disassembled.
    Then, cut the wires, insert the new socket and rewire the light.
    The hard part is finding that confounded screw.

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