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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1095 on: November 07, 2013, 06:49:24 am »
I have no clue why my 3-way fl bulb in my table lamp unscrews enough so that it doesn't work.  I have to keep tightening it up.  What's up with that?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1096 on: November 07, 2013, 08:56:39 am »
Heat.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1097 on: November 07, 2013, 09:06:25 am »
Heat what?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1098 on: November 07, 2013, 09:20:49 am »
When the lamp turns on, the parts of the bulb base and socket heat up, causing them to expand. However, not all parts heat at the same rate. In addition, the parts are made from different materials which have different expansion charactistics. Thus the parts change size, but not in perfect synchronization, which creates internal stresses that push on the bulb, loosening it or tightening it.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1099 on: November 07, 2013, 09:25:16 am »
Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1100 on: November 07, 2013, 12:23:39 pm »
Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.

Maybe you should use only 2 of the 'ways' from now on.  Less heat that way...     :D
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1101 on: November 07, 2013, 12:31:41 pm »
You don't hear Mrs. VirginiaJim laughing just a little bit everytime you have to tighten that thing? Wake up man, someone is pulling your chain!

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1102 on: November 07, 2013, 12:34:04 pm »
Yeah, you'd think physics would be a bit more evenly spread out.... Maybe you've got one of those spots like on 'My Cousin Vinnie' where the laws of physics cease to exist at that top of that particular lamp?

Let's not go any further with the "3 way" thing, OK?

 :rotflmao:

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Gotcha..hmmm strange though, it's the only one that does it but it's the only 3-way I use.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1103 on: November 07, 2013, 01:03:54 pm »
Twit.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1104 on: November 07, 2013, 01:06:47 pm »
Yeah, you'd think physics would be a bit more evenly spread out.... Maybe you've got one of those spots like on 'My Cousin Vinnie' where the laws of physics cease to exist at that top of that particular lamp?

Let's not go any further with the "3 way" thing, OK?

 :rotflmao:

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Are you thinking that perhaps there's a quantum bubble around Jim's lamp?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1105 on: November 07, 2013, 01:44:14 pm »
And this is why I like it here.  I'm surrounded by Twits valued members of the forum.. ;)
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1106 on: November 07, 2013, 02:15:10 pm »
And this is why I like it here.  I'm surrounded by Twits valued members of the forum.. ;)

Be vewy vewy careful Jim. I'm sure that there's room inside of that bubble for you and the lamp!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1107 on: November 07, 2013, 02:25:35 pm »
You're probably right.  I sit right next to it.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1108 on: November 07, 2013, 09:16:44 pm »
Nah, just Jim screwin' around with the bulb.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1109 on: November 12, 2013, 04:41:12 am »
We had our first real snowfall yesterday. The day started out around 45 (I rode) and ended up falling to around 25 by sundown with a BUNCH of snow. It's 15f right now with lots of snow and ice on the roads. No riding today.   :(
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