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Step 1: Items

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you need:

a male electric outlet cord, a new light bulb-socket, and a flat head screwdriver.

Step 2: The first thing you need to do is,

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pry the end cap off with a flat-head screwdriver: put aside.

Step 3: Slide it out

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slide out the socket with your fingers: put aside the socket & metal casing.

Step 4: Striping the wires

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strip about 4/5in. of insulation off of the wire.

Step 5: Sliding the wires through

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slid the wires through the end cap.

Step 6: Curving the wires

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curve the wires in the clockwise direction.

Step 7: Attachment

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attach the wires to the screws: screw on tightly

Step 8: Re-attachment

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push metal casing back on socket.

Step 9: Snapping on

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snap on the metal end cap.

Step 10: Finished

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the finished socket. any better than the last one?
Cyncha2271 year ago
Thanks, you present this as straight forward as I imagined it was. I just needed to see it for myself, not fast, not with any mystique, but just as I would see it if I were to do this all the time. Thank you!
mkambas1 year ago
wow, i take my hat off to you, tecno geek. a son of an electrician myself, and i can't even screw on a lightbulb right! your step by step guide is a model of instruction! wish i took electricity 101 w/you as my instructor. boy, you make it so easy! thx much. gonna check your other posts next...
nplant3 years ago
It absolutely does. There's a hot wire, and a neutral wire. The hot wire goes to the hot terminal, the neutral goes to neutral.
jatb283 years ago
does it matter which wire I attach to each screw?
timglum5 years ago
Does the cord have a ribbed side and does that need to be matched to the right screw or is that only for lamp sockets / holders going into ceiling fixtures etc? 
If you're just wiring a single socket, say for a lamp the right wire to the right terminal (screw) is not critical, however for safety it's a good idea to use lamp wire instead of extension cord, and connect the ribbed (neutral) wire to the neutral terminal, and the smooth (hot) wire to the hot terminal. Also, I noticed this tutorial did not mention the need to put an underwriters knot in the socket casing which is another safety measure.

If you are wiring up more that one socket to a single power cord you definitely need the right wire to terminal configuration.

I'm not an electrician, this is basic DIYer stuff.
Da_Fudge6 years ago
Huge Improvement on your other instructables!!!!! Good pictures too!
PKM7 years ago
Much, much better. Congrats.
Saint7 years ago
Sweet looking socket you got there... looks almost a bit steampunk, very nice. Too bad they only sell ugly cheap plastic ones here.
GREAT job! Very well done, and agreeing with everybody else... much better. :D
Kiteman7 years ago
Much better.

Still one minor point - the socket is a female connector.
tecno geek (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
i know that the socket is female, i was talking about the cord.
p.s. i used a lamp over where i took the pictures and turned off the flash, and check out this link, tell me what you think:http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-an-Oust-powered-mini-spud-gun/
PocketSized7 years ago
Well done on re-making your Instructable. You've taken on board everything people had said in the original one, which is excellent. Your Instructable is much better. Congrats
tecno geek (author)  PocketSized7 years ago
thanks to all o ya
Much better!