SOCKET SHELL, LAMP PARTS
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Electrical Home Repair Hardware Section
Complete reference, encyclopedia and consumer guide
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From The Illustrated Hardware Book by Tom Philbin
Descriptions and explanations of about 500 common store items including electrical and plumbing materials for home improvement, repair, remodeling, construction, house projects with little known how-to tips and information

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SOCKET SHELL, LAMP PARTS

PULL-CHAIN SOCKET, 
electrical hardware

Description: The socket shell consists of a cylindrical, usually brass or silver-colored device, and an insulating sleeve. Inside is the electrical mechanism.

Buying information: Sockets come with various on/off actions. Some have a pull chain, others a push-pull switch, still others a turn button that can provide three levels of light with the appropriate bulb.

How-to hints: When securing wire to the two terminal screws inside a socket, wrap the bare wire clockwise around the screw shank. This ensures that as you tighten the screw, the wire gets tighter. The hot wire should go to the brass screw, and the neutral wire to the silver screw. For safety, make sure the screws are tight.

To remove a socket from the base, look for the words PRESS HERE on the socket. Use your thumb or a small screwdriver to apply pressure, and the socket will usually come apart easily.


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ELECTRICAL HOME HARDWARE SECTION
Description of Contents

Introduction
Boxes
Circuit Breakers
Conduit
Cord Sets
Fuses
Lamp Parts
Light Fixtures
Plugs
Receptacles
Switches
Taps
Wall Plates
Wire

OTHER HARDWARE SECTIONS
GENERAL HARDWARE SECTION
PLUMBING
ADHESIVES, PATCHES & MORE
SAFETY


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