I'm trying to install a new light fixture and ran into a bit of an issue with an old electrical junction box. I'm trying to remove the nipple hickey in the center of the box to remove the threaded pipe as it won't fit with the new ceiling plate of the light.
However, I can't get the damn thing to come lose. I've tried putting considerable amount of force on the hickey and turning it with a wrench, but it stays in fixed position and feels like I'm going to rip the box right out of the ceiling and the plaster is cracking around it.
Reaching out in the event of user error. Any advice/tips on how to remove?
If I take a hack saw to the pipe to cut it off, I'm not sure I could get a cut down close enough where it'd work.