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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Re-Wired Lesson 2

The hardest part of this project, like I said was getting the lamp
apart. Especially if it has a lot of pieces like this one did. Now, the
time has to come, to put it back together again.

You want to
start with the bottom of the lamp, make sure to thread the bolt onto
the wire first. This is very important, because this is what holds your
lamp all together. Next thread the wire through the base, then thru all the other parts in the order in which they came apart.

Screw where needed as you go. Most of the time there is only a bolt at the base, and than one at the top of your lamp.

you are done threading the pieces together, you will then strip 1/4
inch of the rubber coating off the end of each wire.( This is where you
would use your wire stripping tool) Twist the ends with your fingers to
gather all the little copper threads into one nice piece.

Your socket will have two small screws on it. Loosen
the screws, and wrap the copper wire around one screw, tighten into
place. Do the same with the other one. Once you have made these connections, place your socket back into your lamp. Add a light bulb. Plug in and turn on. If it puffs, then a connection is not right, and you most do it all again. Do not be disappointed if this happens to you. I have had more puffs than you can imagine. But, I kept going till I got it right.

Once you can re-wire a basic lamp, chandeliers are easy.
I hope this was easy to follow, please if you have any questions email me. Thanks.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hi Dona, I carefully read all the instructions and clicked on the pictures...looks pretty straight forward.....but I sure wish you would be standing right next to me when I try this. I'll let you know how things go. Have a great weekend. Doing anything fun? Hugs, Linda

p.s I don't think I'll ever be ready for a chandelier