An ad-hoc socket extension

Faced with having to turn a 1/4″ socket without an extension for the ratchet handle I improvised. It turns out that a tap has a 1/4″ square drive end. So that, plus a pair of Vise-Grips allowed me to get the job done.

Getting an automobile bulb out

Getting the bulb out

A loop of string is all it takes.

Here’s a little trick I came up with to get one of those bulbous bulbs that are often found in automobile light out of its socket.

Just loop a string around it and then twist the string drawing the loop tight around the base of the bulb.

Now you have something you can pull on without fear of crushing the bulb in your grip.