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This blog discusses common lamp repair and using and finding the right lamp parts and tools to get the job done. We will cover simple table lamps, custom lighting, hanging lamps, floor lamps, sconces, wall lamps, oil lamps, and other various lamp styles.

17 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!!! I've been looking for this information for a few days now. I have an old Aladdin lamp that has a bulb inside the base and I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to wire it so that base light will turn off! You made my day.

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  2. Just a quick question, is there a way to wire a lamp with a light in the base as well as the harp with a 2 screw 2-circuit socket? or is there such a thing?

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  3. I'm so glad for this site!

    I found the information needed in a few seconds! This site's primary purpose is to inform and educate (as the internet used to be).

    This is now bookmarked as a favourite page.

    Thank you for the info.
    Thank you for not selling anything.
    Sincerely

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  4. Where can I find a 2-circuit 3 way switch for a 1930s Mogul lamp? It has brass contacts rather than wires; the center bulb contact screws directly into the top of the switch.

    Thanks for the help

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  6. Can you provide information on how to create a battery powered lamp that would support an LED bulb?

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  7. Hello. I need help running wire through these sconce wall lights. I am making them into a wall sconce that is not fixed in the wall. I am have a seriously difficult time getting wire through the scroll. I tried to pull wire with the old one, but the wire is so fragile it basically crumbled and came apart.

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  8. Hi,

    In the following guide, a couple of images are not available, could you please fix them. Thanks

    https://www.lamppartsrepair.com/p/common-repair-tips.html

    Thanks

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  9. Hello, I have an old wall sconce with candelabra sockets. I ordered new candle sleeves and they won’t fit over the cardboard insulators. I peeled the insulators off without thinking. The new sleeves are paper on the inside and the sockets won’t be touching metal. Is this ok or do I have to have the insulators for this type of socket? Thank you.

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  10. Hello, I have an old wall sconce with candelabra sockets. I ordered new candle sleeves and they won’t fit over the cardboard insulators. I peeled the insulators off without thinking. The new sleeves are paper on the inside and the sockets won’t be touching metal. Is this ok or do I have to have the insulators for this type of socket? Thank you.

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  11. Hello, I have an old wall sconce with candelabra sockets. I ordered new candle sleeves and they won’t fit over the cardboard insulators. I peeled the insulators off without thinking. The new sleeves are paper on the inside and the sockets won’t be touching metal. Is this ok or do I have to have the insulators for this type of socket? Thank you.

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  12. How do you rewire a kinetic pharmacy table lamp. Mine it not an antique, it's a Robert Abbey SKU: RA-1500. I will not turn on but the bulb is not burned out. It appears that the cord is damaged where it goes into the shade. I assume it's probably due to movement since you can adjust the shade?

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  13. I have a floor lamp with a pharmacy shade that is supposed to be adjustable, but now the shade just flops over. The place where the shade is supposed to be adjustable involves two round "metal bottle-cap"-shaped pieces that face each other and come together with small "teeth," and there is a screw that penetrates the center of one of these round "bottle caps." Tightening this screw is supposed to secure the angle of the lampshade. But when I try to tighten the screw, it doesn't tighten, and so the pharmacy shade just flops over. I am wondering if a piece of hardware is missing from inside these two round pieces. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks so much for any help you can offer on this!

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  14. I gifted a swing arm lamp to my husband. The arms are long and strong at the joint and the base is very heavy, all good features. It came with a halogen bi-pin specialty bulb which has shorted out. Is there any way to change the end only to accommodate either a b11 or a19 base? Thanks.

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  15. I have a repair question that maybe someone can help me with. I have some beautiful stiffel lamps and socket has gone bad on one. I can repair a basic lamp with no trouble but these have a cover over the socket and I can’t figure out how to get it off to get to the socket to actually replace it. Can anyone tell me how so I dont have to spend a fortune taking them in to be repaired?

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  16. I bought an old tension pole light but it is missing the piece that would fit up against the ceiling which is a round plate that would fit in the 1/4" opening on the top of the pole. Any idea what might work or where I could find a fitting to work?

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  17. I have a wall hung swinging reading light that requires a new switch. I need to pull wire from the lamp base towards the socket so I can remove it. There are very small ports about 8/16 in diameter where I can see the 2 wires. Can you recommend a tool to purchase to grab the wires so I can pull them towards the socket? Thanks.

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