Are you supposed to glue the sockets in the candle bases?

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Old 02-27-17, 08:40 AM
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Are you supposed to glue the sockets in the candle bases?

Because the ones I'm putting together just spin if you try and unscrew the light bulb. You can screw the bulb in no problem but it won't come out.
 
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Post us a picture so we can see what you see.
 
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So are you saying the metal shell unscrews from the plastic housing?
 
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The socket doesn't screw in to the base, it just kind of slides in. And the bases are some kind of wood or cork not plastic.

Here is a closer look at the piece which is new



And here is the old one which is being replaced

 
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I'm lost. So what is unscrewing?
 
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If you screw a light bulb in and then try to unscrew it. Instead of the bulb coming out the socket just spins inside the holder.
 
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Then try glue. I've never encountered that problem.
 
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Are these new sockets you are installing in an old holder???
If so it appears that there is a grove in the socket that is suppose to keep the socket from spinning.
 
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New sockets, new holders. Bought from the same store but they weren't a packaged item. In theory the slot is supposed to do just that id guess but it's just not happening. I tried some high temp silicone and am letting it set for a bit, fingers crossed
 
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