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connsu 10-26-2009 08:31 PM

Repair metal joint in lamp
I have an antique oil lamp that has been converted to electricity. The lamp socket was screwed into the base but has only a couple of threads. Is there a way to solder it lightly without making a big mess? I just read about something called JB Weld. Has anyone ever used it?

travelover 10-27-2009 05:55 AM

JB Weld is a two part epoxy adhesive. You'll need a fairly large contact area to make it hold. Alternatively, you could probably solder it using lead acid solder, if you can clean the surfaces to be soldered thoroughly.

handyguys 10-27-2009 07:26 AM

you can just but a longer rod (the part with the threads) you may also be able to back out the existing threaded rod a bit so you get more threads into the socket. I wouldn't try to solder it.

travelover 10-27-2009 09:25 AM

Can you post a picture? You may be able to use different hardware, as stated above.

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