Lighting niche- Screw broke off- What now?

WannaPool

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Feb 17, 2011
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So in an attempt to find a leak today, I removed my Pentair light from the niche. Then I spent about 30 minutes trying to get the light back in the niche.... While this is always a PITA for me, today was even more of a PITA.

The machine screw (on the top) that holds the light into place would not catch the threads in the hole. Closer inspection revealed there is a piece of the machine screw stuck in the threaded hole. It must have broken off while removing the screw. There is nothing on either side to grab to try to remove. Normally I would just drill out.... but I don't have an underwater drill.

Any suggestions?
 

WannaPool

Well-known member
Feb 17, 2011
57
... now I am confused.... I have one of these attached to the bolt:

I wonder of the screw was ever screwed in to begin with.... The ring around the light is new. I installed it a few years ago but I do not remember the hole being blocked.
(The original ring corroded really bad).
 
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