Thursday, October 22, 2015

How to Rewire a Table Lamp - Part 2 of 2 - Putting the Lamp Together

Fig.1 Bedroom Lamp
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Flat tip screwdriver
Westinghouse Lamp Kit
Glue rubber cement 

This post the eight steps on how the lamp was put together with new electrical parts.

This is the second post for the rewiring of this lamp.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the last post "How to Rewire a Lamp - Part 1 of 2 - Taking Apart the Lamp!" the porcelain lamp completely devoid of electrical wiring.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old twisted wire still in the lamp. Fig.3 shows a string attached to the old wire so the string will be pulled into the lamp. Fig.4 shows that the string needs to be pulled to get the old wire out and the new wire into the lamp.

Fig.2 Old twisted wire
Fig.3 Attached string to old wire
Fig.4 Pull the string
Step 3: Fig.5 shows the schematic diagram of the new lamp rewiring. The difference is that this schematic shows the lamp electrical cord coming out of the lamp socket while this lamp was wired through the lamp. 
Step 5: Schematic diagram
Step 4: Fig.6 shows the lamp rod has the cork washer and the white nut that will be placed on the lamp above the cork washer. Fig.7 shows the arrangement of the lock washer and the bottom of the harp being placed in sequenced so the lamp is secured. Fig.8 shows the threaded socket cap at the base of the lamp rod.
Fig.6 Cork nut
Fig.7 White nut
Fig.8 Threaded socket cap

Step 5: Fig.9 shows the wire knot being tied before the wires are attached to the socket. Fig.10 shows that a screwdriver was used to tightened both electrical wire ends to the socket terminal screws.
Fig.9 Start wire knot
Fig.10 Wire knot
Step 6: Fig.11 shows the electrical socket is seated inside the socket cap. Fig.12 shows the lamp was flipped upside down and rubber cement was used to glue the cardboard felt underneath the lamp.
Fig.11 Electrical socket ready

Fig.12 Cement felt on lamp
Step 7: Fig.13 shows a bulb and the lamp harp was placed inside the lamp. Fig.14 shows the electrical socket is working correctly and the lamp is on.

Fig.13 Bulb inserted
Fig.14 Lamp harp inserted
Step 8: Fig.15 shows the lamp finial is placed on the lamp shade. Fig.16 shows the lamp back into my bedroom and now in use.
Fig.15 Finial
Fig.16 Bedroom Lamp
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