Lamp Adapter

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Old 12-03-04, 05:14 AM
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Lamp Adapter

I have a few old floor lamps which use three-way mogul base bulbs. As these bulbs are becoming less commonly available and are rather expensive, I was wondering if there is made an adapter which allows the use of a standard three-way Edison base bulb? I have a couple of screw-in adapters but they are not for three-way bulbs.
 
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Old 12-03-04, 08:24 AM
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You can replace the wiring socket with a three way switched socket.. they should carry those at any home improvement store.

If you want a quick "how" guide here's a link for you:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question24.htm
 
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Old 12-03-04, 08:42 AM
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The problem that I visualize with just replacing the old socket with a new one is that they both use different size threaded pipe. The old one is threaded for 3/8" iron pipe, and the modern socket will be threaded for the smaller lamp threaded tube.
 
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Old 12-03-04, 09:06 AM
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You could always try it anyway. It will probably only set you back 3.00 dollars and maybe an hour?
 
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Old 12-03-04, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by thiggy
The problem that I visualize with just replacing the old socket with a new one is that they both use different size threaded pipe. The old one is threaded for 3/8" iron pipe, and the modern socket will be threaded for the smaller lamp threaded tube.
There are thread adaptors in the lamp parts rack at any real hardware store.
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