Christi Mccoy Table Lamp September 24th, 2018 - 02:29:53
How to rewire a lamp you flick, the switch and everything's not illuminated. It may be. Your lamp needs a quick overhaul. Hey lighten up we're here to help you will need a lamp in need of rewiring a flat surface, a folded blanket or towel a screwdriver. Some electrical tape, a pair of wire cutters and strippers, a new lamp socket with the switch of your choice, six to eight feet of new lamp cord ending in a per-molded plug and some hot glue or glue dots suitable for felt optional.
A pair of scissors and a sheet of felt larger than the lamp base unplug the lamp and remove its shade harp and bulb with the folded blanket or towel beneath it turn the lamp on its side and peel back or remove any felt Covering the base turn the lamp right-side up and loosen it with the screwdriver for some lamps. It may be necessary to unscrew and take out the knob in order to unscrew the socket , pull the socket up about six inches above the lamp and cut the cord where it emerges from the bottom of the socket, throw the socket away If it seems like threading, the new cord up through the lamp will be difficult tie. A knot in the old court, where it sticks out at the top then cut the cord about ten inches from the bottom of the lamp.
If threading, the new cord up through the lamp, won't be difficult, don't tie a knot simply turn the lamp on its side. Pull out the old cord and thread through the new cord then skip ahead to six at the cut end of the old cord pull apart. The two strands for about two inches use the stripper tool on your wire cutter to strip about half an inch of insulation from each end. Exposing each wire do the same with the end of the new cord. If you don't have a pair of wire cutters and strippers handy use a sharp pair of scissors to gently score, the outer coating of insulation all the way around each wire and then pull it off step, seven twist or splice.
The exposed ends of the old cord around the exposed ends of the new cord and wrap the splice tightly with electrical tape. Don't use so much tape that the splice ends up wider than the opening it needs to fit through step. Eight pull the old cord out through the top of the lamp until the splice emerges and the new cord is about six inches above the top of the lamp snip. The electrical tape undo the slice and throw away the old cord . Take the new socket apart by pinching, the top part or shell near the base and twisting it free, pass the two strands of cord up through the socket base and tie an underwriters knot by making a loop with each strand of the split cord looping away from where the strands meet. Then passing the end of each strand through the opposite loop and pulling tight determine which strand of wire is smooth with no ribs.
This is the hot or positive wire loosen the brass screw of the new socket and wrap the hot wire once around it make sure the edge of the insulation is right up against the screw and no excess wire is sticking out past. It tighten the screw to hold the wire in place, wrap the other ribbed wire, also known as the neutral wire under the other screw and tighten reassemble. The socket by twisting the shell back onto the base pull the cord from the bottom of the lamp.Until the socket is back in place, then tighten the base screw to secure it.h fix the felt covering by lining the exposed part of the base, with hot glue and pressing the felt back into place. If you completely remove the felt you can create a new covering to replace it using the lamp base as a guide cut, the felt into the right shape then glue it to the base. screw in a light, bulb replace the harp and the shade plug in your new lamp and bask in the glow of your success