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  1. because i used to have my own lamp manufacturing company i couldn't help watching this video. hated that it was so rushed. here's some helpful tips. stagger your splices to pull the new cord through. the underwriters knot is a great knot so do it for safety reasons. if yours isn't a rewired lamp chances are that it's a UL knot so you can use that as a guide. hot glue is ok but a thin coat of regular white glue like elmers would be better. cut your felt large, glue, trim off the excess.

  2. what was the point of splicing the ends if your just going to take the slice off anyways? Couldn't you just tie a knot?

  3. Either the transformer or ballast could be bad. If it has a starter, that could be bad as well. The starter is a little cylindrical shaped device that screws into the side of the fixture. You can get them for $5 or so. After that you're looking at a new ballast or fixture.

  4. Tape rule is specific to solid copper wire.
    They didn't do thay anyway.
    It is advisable to replace all damaged flexible appliance cords (SPT, etc) as they did with no splices. OR use an approved splice enclosure (suitcase)suited for the matching size and style of conductor.
    LOL "Hot" is not "positive" unless they are running the lamp on DC. in AC land the "identified conductor" is always common. On the lamp the identified conductor is the side of the cord with ridges. Hot is smooth.

  5. ¬¬ wire dont go dead unless its singed or the connection is faulty, check if it the lightbulb, or if u need a new fuse, no need to replace the whole wire

  6. i,m just happy to find a video easy to understand on this subject. why don,t some of you that are so quick to be critical make a better video showing your superior skills and knowledge on the subject. i would love a demo on how to turn a vintage chandolier into a table lamp.

  7. Thank you! I just purchased two old lamps yesterday at a garage sale for a dollar apiece, and this video shows me what I need to do to get them operational.

  8. Working with electricity is very dangerous, be extremely careful, and if you have any doubts, contact a professional

  9. Thanks, this was really helpful. Especially the part about determining which wire is the ground and which is the hot. Thanks very much! Keith.

  10. THANKS for posting this! I had 18 vintage 1950's~60's "Mad Men" style lamps in my collection! I rewired them using these instructions and sold them all in day at a flea market for 5x more than what I bought them for and the cost of the kits. BTW kits are cheaper when purchased in bulk from electrical wholesaler.

  11. @pfifofast Did i miss something? I swear the elctrical tape was temporary. Just be glad a women actually knows how to rewire a lamp.

  12. Thanks for posting this.

    Note: There are no + (Hot) or – (Neutral) signs in the socket for polarity. Sockets use metal colors for polarity. The Brass screw need the hot wire, and the silver screw needs neutral. They didn't explain this concept very well in this vid.

  13. This was extremely helpful for two old farts who knew absolutely nothing about repairing an old lamp! Thanks!

  14. Thanks for the video! I recently bought a Moroccan glass lamp in Europe, the plug only fits a European style socket. This seems easy enough to do. I think I'll give it a try. 🙂

  15. Thank you, very clear, although your hands partially obscured the underwriter's knot, which turned out to be the most difficult part. Also, you apparently forgot a step: attaching a plug to the new wire. Plugging it in to the wall without a plug can be dangerous.

  16. I've never done any sort of electrical work and just need some instruction to get a broken base off a lamp and wire it back up. This video helped a lot and I was able to do it!

  17. I have the wire cutters, but shouldn't you get the strippers after you already fixed the lamp? What good are strippers in a dark room?!

  18. Some lamp cords do not have a smooth part and a ridged part.
    The neutral wire is always identified by some means. In some cases, there will be small writing on the wiring case. In others, there are small ridges or indentations on the insulation.

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