Re-wiring swing arm lamp so as to remove cord


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Old 03-14-03, 12:25 PM
jbelaski1
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Re-wiring swing arm lamp so as to remove cord

I just bought a swing arm lamp that I did not realize had a cord which you plug into an outlet on it. I thought of taking the wiring that had been used for two vanity bar/strip lights and make an outlet out of it to plug in the swing arm lamp, but that leaves the lamps' cords exposed. How can I connect the two "pronged" swing arm lamp to the wiring in the wall (black/hot, white and ground wires) from the previous fixtures?

Note: The swing arm lamp does have the two pronged wires connected to the cord and plug with two wire nuts.

Thank you.
 
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Old 03-14-03, 02:00 PM
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Rewiring swing arm lamp -- Just called Home Depot

Okay---I just called Home Depot and got an answer. 1 reply would have been nice guys.
 
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Old 03-14-03, 02:40 PM
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I hope they told you to install a receptacle.
 
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Old 03-14-03, 06:08 PM
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Unless this fixture mounts directly the box you ar not allowed to connect lamp cord into the box though the knock outs used for romex.
 
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Old 03-15-03, 04:52 AM
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jbelaski,
You can remove the lamp cord at the wire nuts and connect the internal wires to the existing wires that were used for the vanity light. You may also have to change the mounting plate to one that is designed to be mounted to a fixture box.

For the record, this isn't a live chat room. It's an e-mail forum. John posted a little over two hours after your original post, which was posted in the middle of a business day. That's not bad response time.

If it was me, I'd rather wait for John's reply -- or one of the other pros on this list -- than rely on advice from a guy stocking the aisles in the lighting department at Home Depot.
 
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Old 03-15-03, 12:44 PM
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Thumbs up

John posted a little over two hours after your original post, which was posted in the middle of a business day. That's not bad response time.
Accually...his response time was even better!! I didn't move this post over from the Appliance Electric forum until about 4:30-5:00.

JMO!

jeff.
 
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Old 03-17-03, 05:30 AM
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Sorry about being short. My bathroom has been in transition for a month now. [Plust I thought this was a chat room; groups work a little differently].
 
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Old 03-17-03, 06:39 AM
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Correcting myself: It's not an e-mail forum. It's a web-based forum.
 
 

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