The wire is TOO big to rewire my lamp! Help, please
I'm trying to rewire an old lamp (been in the family since the 1940s I think) and have done so successfully in the past with this same lamp.
This time, however, I cannot get the new wiring to fit into the access hole and then the "tube" that runs up the center of the lamp. It just seems that the new wiring is just enough bigger than the old wiring that it stops the process after a couple of inches.
My first attempt was to use the old wiring and pull the new wiring through the "tube" by threading the old to the new. This was unsuccessful.
My second attempt was to take apart the lamp and try to thread the new wiring up through the tube by itself. I tried gently putting it in, I tried pushing it, I tried doing a tiny bit at a time, but was unsuccessful at moving the wiring after a couple of inches.
Seems that if I could get it going for a couple of inches, the rest would follow, right? ...but nooooo, it just stopped and I couldn't get any more wiring into the center tubing.
Any ideas would be appreciated!