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No. 0     Original Topic:  Potatoes?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 5:51 PM   Viewed 15747 times     
A friend told me how to get my broken-off light bulb thing out of the socket. He suggested, potatoes.:unsure:

How???

I think he's pulling my leg..:laugh:

Your thoughts?

Curt,

Ive always used needle nosed pliers with the switch off.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 56   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM     
I have heard of using a potato to take out a broken light bulb. You take the potato and push it down on the bulb so you can screw it out without cutting yourself.

Of course, you would want to be sure the light is turned off or unplugged. If not, you may have an " electrified " experience. :biggrin:
No. 2     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Curtis   Gender: M   Age: 51   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM     
Ive never heard of using a potato for that. So its so that you wont cut yourself?

I thought he was talking about not getting shocked. Hmm?


Curt,:laugh:
No. 3     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Joyful_In_Him   Gender: F   Age: 61   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM     
Hi Curtis. I don't know why potatoes would work any better than needle nose pliers. God bless.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 9:01 PM     
curtis553 wrote:

Ive never heard of using a potato for that. So its so that you wont cut yourself?

I thought he was talking about not getting shocked. Hmm?


Curt,:laugh:



No, I would not chance it for not getting shocked. A potato is a great conductor of electricity. In fact, you can light a light bulb with the electricity generated by a potato.

The potato simply makes it easy and safer to grip the bulb. But I much prefer using my needle nose pliers same as you, rather than waste a potato.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Vickie   Gender: F   Age: 59   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM     

oh yikes!!! I hate getting shocked!

I'd stick with well insulated pliers and flip the ckt breaker first.
If that light switch is wired backwards cutting the ground instead of the hot side YOU can become the ground that completes the circuit. Good luck!
No. 6     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM     
potatoes work well for this but i too would be careful of shock.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 66   on  Aug 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM     
The wooden handle of a broom or plumbers helper is safer, just make sure you shield your eyes from falling glass and glue particles.

We had a tool made just for this in the industry, but you don't find them in stores. They were basically a dowel rod with a small rubber ball on the top, about the consistency of a super-ball, and it had a small cup around it to catch debris from falling.

When I worked for Steffen Electric, each truck had two of these, a short three footer, and a long twelve foot extendable. They were part of the lamp installer, which slid down the shaft to use the removal tool part.

TTUL
Gary
No. 8     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Aug 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM     
Gary208 wrote:

When I worked for Steffen Electric, each truck had two of these, a short three footer, and a long twelve foot extendable. They were part of the lamp installer, which slid down the shaft to use the removal tool part.

TTUL
Gary



I still see such tools being used in commercial and industrial settings. In fact, I think a similar tool is sold at my local Home Depot. At least for removing and installing lamps. I am not sure about the device for removing a broken lamp. But one would think they would still provide something. I need to make a Home Depot run to return some things. May take a look.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 100   on  Aug 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM     
I've heard that before. I can't for the life of me figure out why. Like everyones pointed out... why not just go fly a kite with a key attached in the next thunderstorm.
No. 10     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 4:30 PM     
Love Potatoes, the red kind, I boil them.
No. 11     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM     
I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.
No. 12     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 5:21 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.


Although I do enjoy a good bowl of potatoe soup now and then.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 5:22 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.


Health benefits

Potatoes are stuffed with phytonutrients, which are organic components of plants that are thought to promote health, according to the USDA. Phytonutrients in potatoes include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid.

The vitamin C in potatoes acts as an antioxidant. These substances may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, according to the National Institutes of Health. They may also help with digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention.

Purple potatoes are especially good sources of phytonutrients and antioxidants. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that six to eight small purple potatoes twice a day helped lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke among people who were overweight and suffering from hypertension. Despite the carbohydrates in purple potatoes, the participants did not gain weight.
No. 14     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 5:27 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.


Health benefits

Potatoes are stuffed with phytonutrients, which are organic components of plants that are thought to promote health, according to the USDA. Phytonutrients in potatoes include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid.

The vitamin C in potatoes acts as an antioxidant. These substances may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, according to the National Institutes of Health. They may also help with digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention.

Purple potatoes are especially good sources of phytonutrients and antioxidants. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that six to eight small purple potatoes twice a day helped lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke among people who were overweight and suffering from hypertension. Despite the carbohydrates in purple potatoes, the participants did not gain weight.


But the manner in which most people prepare potatoes renders more potential harm than good.
No. 15     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 7:19 PM     
I like to eat my Potatoes boiled and cold with nothing on them.
No. 16     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 9:33 PM     
Many years ago there was a study to find out why the Okinawans of Japan were regularly living to be much older than 100 years old. They were considered the longest living group of people on earth.

Since then, many of them now eat a westernized diet so their diet has changed, and so has their longetivity and health problems.

Anyway it was discovered that they ate "Sweet Potatoes" almost every day!

It is a purple fleshed sweet potato.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_diet

No. 17     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 9:34 PM     
And tonight at work, I am eating Sweet potatoes as well as a few other things.
No. 18     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 11, 2018 at 10:01 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Many years ago there was a study to find out why the Okinawans of Japan were regularly living to be much older than 100 years old. They were considered the longest living group of people on earth.

Since then, many of them now eat a westernized diet so their diet has changed, and so has their longetivity and health problems.

Anyway it was discovered that they ate "Sweet Potatoes" almost every day!

It is a purple fleshed sweet potato.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_diet

I too had heard this!
No. 19     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 8:52 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.


Health benefits

Potatoes are stuffed with phytonutrients, which are organic components of plants that are thought to promote health, according to the USDA. Phytonutrients in potatoes include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid.

The vitamin C in potatoes acts as an antioxidant. These substances may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, according to the National Institutes of Health. They may also help with digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention.

Purple potatoes are especially good sources of phytonutrients and antioxidants. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that six to eight small purple potatoes twice a day helped lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke among people who were overweight and suffering from hypertension. Despite the carbohydrates in purple potatoes, the participants did not gain weight.


But the manner in which most people prepare potatoes renders more potential harm than good.


You mean like in people adding Bacon Bits and Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream?
No. 20     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

And tonight at work, I am eating Sweet potatoes as well as a few other things.
I like Sweet Potatoes but I did not care for the Sweet Potato Fries.
No. 21     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

I rarely eat potatoes any more. Simply do not really like them all that much, and they are not all that healthy to eat.


Health benefits

Potatoes are stuffed with phytonutrients, which are organic components of plants that are thought to promote health, according to the USDA. Phytonutrients in potatoes include carotenoids, flavonoids and caffeic acid.

The vitamin C in potatoes acts as an antioxidant. These substances may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, according to the National Institutes of Health. They may also help with digestion, heart health, blood pressure and even cancer prevention.

Purple potatoes are especially good sources of phytonutrients and antioxidants. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that six to eight small purple potatoes twice a day helped lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke among people who were overweight and suffering from hypertension. Despite the carbohydrates in purple potatoes, the participants did not gain weight.


But the manner in which most people prepare potatoes renders more potential harm than good.


You mean like in people adding Bacon Bits and Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream?


No. That is minor compared to what people do to them with salt, grease, sugar and milk.
No. 22     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 10:59 PM     
I usually us plain real butter on Sweet Potatoes, like last night. Although I sometimes eat them without anything. I just nuke them in the microwave for awhile punching holes in them with a knife first.

Baked White potatoes I only use Butter or a low cal salad dressing vinegar and oil based. And shake spices on top. Maybe real bacon bits.
No. 23     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 72   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 11:10 PM     
just amazing. you morphed from getting a broken light bulb out of a socket to how to fix your favorite potato food.

fry potatoes in the light socket?

I like sweet potato fries. supposed to be more nutricious.

in Jesus. Jim

No. 24     Reply: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 9:13 AM     
jimmylynn wrote:

just amazing. you morphed from getting a broken light bulb out of a socket to how to fix your favorite potato food.

fry potatoes in the light socket?

I like sweet potato fries. supposed to be more nutricious.

in Jesus. Jim

It was to use anything to get that As a Homeless Servant of the Lord, I Battle Life Threatening, Flesh Eating Demons Daily thread from being at the top all the time.
No. 25     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM     
insular926 wrote:

jimmylynn wrote:

just amazing. you morphed from getting a broken light bulb out of a socket to how to fix your favorite potato food.

fry potatoes in the light socket?

I like sweet potato fries. supposed to be more nutricious.

in Jesus. Jim

It was to use anything to get that As a Homeless Servant of the Lord, I Battle Life Threatening, Flesh Eating Demons Daily thread from being at the top all the time.


The OP was asking for help and needed deliverance. I posted a number of solutions for him. A few others on the forums certainly need deliverance as well.
No. 26     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 2:43 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

jimmylynn wrote:

just amazing. you morphed from getting a broken light bulb out of a socket to how to fix your favorite potato food.

fry potatoes in the light socket?

I like sweet potato fries. supposed to be more nutricious.

in Jesus. Jim

It was to use anything to get that As a Homeless Servant of the Lord, I Battle Life Threatening, Flesh Eating Demons Daily thread from being at the top all the time.


The OP was asking for help and needed deliverance. I posted a number of solutions for him. A few others on the forums certainly need deliverance as well.
Seems that after post number 6, he done flew the coop.
No. 27     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  LynnQ4972   Gender: F   Age: 53   on  Jan 14, 2018 at 8:53 AM     
I have been growing organic purple potatoes for a couple years now. They are really awesome!!!! I use them in all recipes just like white or red potatoes. Since they are organic I don't peel them just eat them up!!!!
No. 28     Reply: Re: Potatoes?   
By:  shodan_carmen   Gender: M   Age: 67   on  Jan 16, 2018 at 8:48 AM     
I miss Curtis.