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safely tie off wiring to permanently remove lamp bulb socket

Posted by patnc (My Page) on
Sun, May 19, 13 at 17:20

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!


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RE: safely tie off wiring to permanently remove lamp bulb socket

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


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