Step 6: You're Done!

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That's it. All the components should now be off the main electrical wire.

To provide an example of why you might wish to remove all of these components, I've included a photo from a recent test project: feeding the wire of the Hemma Cord Set through an IKEA Ekby Valter wall bracket (
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Daeglan1 year ago
Wouldn't it be easier and faster to just notch the wood?
hanttula (author)  Daeglan1 year ago
If this was an Instructable about making the hanging light, yes. But, that final picture was just to show ONE reason you may need to disassemble the unit. The Instructable itself was about the process not just what was shown in that final image.
Jimmeh301 year ago
The reason there are no instructions on the net for working on mains voltage is because it's FKN DANGEROUS if you don't know what you're doing, for you and for anyone else that does and has to rework your fk ups.

As pointed out by someone on a previous page, you could squeeze the bushing back in, instead of "breaking out the tabs" and probably compremising the integrity of the unit.

Doing this is a very simple process for the mechanically and electrically APT, for those who ARE NOT (not pointing any fingers) I would suggest leaving the pliers and screwdrivers in the hardware store, and paying someone who knows what to do, rather than follow, I dunno, an "ible" for eg, and break things while creating something that may or may not be dangerous given that you have no idea what you're looking at or wether or not the advise given is true, correct, or SAFE.

This type of replacement plug is quite inexpensive, and not at all clunky.
hanttula (author)  Snidely704481 year ago
That does look quite good!
MrBillG591 year ago
Good job, but it might have been much easier just to cut the plug off and then put on a replacement plug.
hanttula (author)  MrBillG591 year ago
The plug end is molded in place (within the rubber/plastic). Taking apart the socket instead of cutting off & replacing the plug does not require any additional parts and allows for a cleaner "finished product" (since replacement plugs are usually fairly bulky).