Broken Lamp Base

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Old 09-07-10, 08:30 PM
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Broken Lamp Base

I recently moved and oddly enough broke two lamps. Neither have any electrical problem, but the cement weighing them down has cracked apart and fallen out leaving them leaning. Is there any way to re-pour the base with something? Both lamps are metal.

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Old 09-07-10, 09:01 PM
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Well you've gotten as far as entertaining the notion of refilling them with something like cement. So is there any reason not to do just that?
 
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Old 09-07-10, 09:39 PM
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Growing up we had a desk lamp and Dad actually filled it with concrete to keep it from tipping. Of course you can't use just Portland cement. You would need to add sand and maybe aggregate to at least 1/8" to get strength. Anchor cement which has additives to give it strength would work well.
 
 

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