How to Rewire a Lamp
No need to toss that old lamp. Follow these easy steps for rewiring a light, making it good as new.
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Split the Wires and Knot Cords
Using the wire cutters, split wires by cutting along the groove. Use the wire cutter to remove approximately an inch of the insulation from each wire. Tie the split cords using an underwriter's knot. Make a loop with each wire and then feed the opposite color wire through each loop to create a figure eight. Note: Check the lamp kit's instructions for an illustration.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the screws on either side of the new socket. Wrap each exposed wire around a screw on the socket. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws and hold the wires in place.
Snap Sleeve On and Test
Slide the sleeve back on the socket until it snaps into place. Test the wire by plugging it into an outlet.
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