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Socket Assembly & Lamp Wiring Guide

  • Place steel washer, rubber washer & locknut onto end of threaded rod. 
  • Insert threaded rod into your lamp base. 
  • Add a rubber washer & locknut to top of threaded rod. 
  • Tighten against top of your base finger-tight. 
  • Slip vase cap, neck, harp base & socket bottom onto threaded rod & tighten finger-tight. 
  • Run lamp cord up through threaded pipe as shown in illustration below.
  •  Make an electricians' knot to prevent wire from being accidentally pulled loose.
  • If necessary, carefully strip 3/4" of insulation from end of lamp cord. 
  • If ends are not tinned, twist each section tightly. 
  • Wrap the wire with smooth insulation clockwise around the brass "hot" terminal screw. 
  • Tighten screw. 
  • Wrap the wire with ribbed insulation clockwise around the silver "neutral" terminal screw. 
  • Tighten screw.
  • If using a shell-type socket, press cover securely into socket's base.

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Lamp Pipes & Threaded Nipples

Cord Sets

Light Bulbs


Lamp Finials, Loops, Spindles, Necks & Spacers

Lamp Harps & Shade Holders

On/Off Switches & End Plugs

Lamp Making Hardware

Check Rings

Socket Covers, Sleeves & Chains

Wood Lamp Base

Lamp Accessories

Adapters for Lamp Pipes

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