Need help with fixture. How do I tighten retaining ring on lamp sconce with out retaining ring wrench? Thanks

  • I usually use a long flat blade screwdriver and tighten it by hitting the nut on an edge with a screwdriver with another tool some times a hammer, sometimes a pair of players, many times pliers are tough to get in there but a flat blade screwdriver with a smack on the edge I tighten everything from 3/8 to 6" conduit. – Ed Beal Dec 14 at 2:10

Channel Locks or Crescent wrench if you can fit it in there. If not buy a wrench replacement. I see them going for $4 at Sears and Walmart.

http://www.sears.com/westinghouse-70000-4.75inch-shade-ring-wrench-70000/p-SPM11121753313

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Westinghouse-70000-4-75-Shade-Ring-Wrench-70000-4-3-4-SHADE-RING-WRENCH/160937339

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  • Or properly adjusted vice-grips. – Wayfaring Stranger Oct 11 at 19:34
  • I have never seen or used a wrench like that for a fixture. Electricians use channel lock type pliers and or a driver like a chizzle or screwdriver to tighten nuts. – Ed Beal Dec 14 at 2:15

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