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Stand Lamp Wiring - Question

Stand Lamp Wiring

My stand lamp has the electrical wiring running through the standís pole and then through an adjustable extension to the socket. I am trying to replace the electrical wiring. The picture is the extension. As you can see, the extension has right angle turns throughout its length. I had great difficulty pulling through the old wiring.

The center of the extension does not come apart.

Is there a method I can use to thread new wiring through this extension?


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Jerry
10/2/14
 
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Old 10-02-14, 11:55 AM
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Welcome to lamp rewiring 101..........
You use the old wire to pull the new wire in.
A small bit of dish detergent makes the wire slide easier.

In the center part of that knuckle.... there should be a cap that snaps off.

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Here is an update.

In my case, pulling the old wire through all the right angles was extremely hard and knowing that connecting a new wire would make it even more difficult, I did not try it.

Yes, there is a cap where you mentioned. So to finally remove the old wire I cut the wire under the cap and only then could I remove the old wire in sections. And when I did remove the cap I was hoping to find a screw or something that would allow me to separate the two metal sections. No such luck. Those two sections are permanently attached to each other.

So, this is finally what I did. I got a smaller size electrical wire and after much push and pull, I was able to thread the wire through the two sections. It was not easy, but I am now back in business. I just wonder how the manufacturer threads the wire.

Thanks for your input.

Jerry
 
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You're welcome. Glad you got it done.

Yes... those swivel points are crimped together. It can be quite a job getting the wire thru all those bends.
 
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what I did. I got a smaller size electrical wire
What gauge and type of wire?
 
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Hello Ė

I wish I could tell you the gauge, but the wire was a line cord I had cut off an old appliance years ago. The wire insulation and wire size were smaller than what I removed.

Jerry
 
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