Lamp Base Repair


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Old 10-20-22, 05:19 PM
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Lamp Base Repair

I have a old floor lamp--the base threaded rod won't thread into the pole. I think the threaded rod is OK but it looks like female threads in the pole a stripped.

Is there anything I can do? Can the female threads be restored with a tap?


 
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Old 10-20-22, 05:43 PM
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A tap cannot make stripped threads smaller.
What's on the other end of that tube ?
If it's the same you can try flipping it over. Most of the stress is at the bottom.
You can probably epoxy the top together.
 
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Old 10-20-22, 05:43 PM
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You could try getting a longer nipple to engage the threads deeper inside the pole but that likely will not last. I would just try gluing it with some JB weld.
 
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Yes there are 2 sections of 'sameness.' So I will try your idea Pete thanks!
 
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Old 10-21-22, 06:27 AM
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Depending on how much time you want to spend, you could find youself a nut with the same thread timing on it, and then fit it at the bottom of the lamp with a dremel or something. If the threads are destroyed, you could, and I'm sayin could here, get a piece of pipe that just barely fits in the hole and almost fits over the threaded section. Then you could thread the inside of the tube, and open up the base of the light and glue the pipe into the top of the light where the threads were damaged. If that's too much, try what Tony suggested. Maybe epoxy?
 
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Old 10-21-22, 02:45 PM
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You might be able to pull or push the plug out of the bottom of the pole. Then you can add a nut to the nipple and push the plug back in.
Or remove the nipple from the base and use some JBWeld to glue it into the base. When the epoxy sets screw it back into the base.
 
 

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