safely tie off wiring to permanently remove lamp bulb socket

patncMay 19, 2013

I recently purchased a lamp that uses 3 candelabra base lights in the lower enclosed portion of the lamp and about 12 inches higher on the exterior top of that portion is a regular base bulb socket that protrudes from a decorative, raised, fluted opening. I want to permanently remove the top bulb socket and its base so no shade will be needed, and only the decorative top will be visible. How do I safely remove the entire bulb socket apparatus and tie off the wiring to it where it will not have a negative effect on the 3 candelabra lights in the lower portion of the lamp? There is a switch on the base of the lamp that controls the on/off features in addition to the switch on the top bulb socket, so I don't need the switch that is located on the bulb socket that I want to remove. Thanks for any help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bus_driver

Remove the unused conductors rather than "tying them off".

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 6:47PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
ceiling fan, fan works but lights do not
I have 2 kids and one threw a toy that hit one of the...
katy_bug
Replacing fan speed dial back to standard toggle?
I am removing a ceiling fan and replacing it with a...
onkyokoi
Crawl Space Junction Boxes: inspection and capping
Hello. I'm in the process of crawl space improvement....
SparklingWater
Light boxes on/in 6X8 timber floor joists for log home
Just trying to figure how to wire a couple light fixtures/chandelier...
yota_85
Reuse electrical panel
I replaced a 24 circuit Square D panel with a new 40...
zver11
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™