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on/off switch to pipe lamp Answered

Hi guys, I am creating pipe lamps and I noticed here some lamps with on/off switch which is included in the pipe...not outside on the cable. Can you give me a hint where do you get these or how do you create them?

something like this switch, or similar
http://www.hometone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kozo-ligh-pipe_9DhRD_24431.jpg

thanks

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Toga_Dan (author)2014-06-17

i have pulled several old dimmers from halogen floor lamps people have thrown out. These (SCR?) dimmer switches seem to survive long after the lamps physically fall apart.

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bejbe01 (author)Toga_Dan2014-06-17

do you have some picture please?:)

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Toga_Dan (author)bejbe012014-06-17

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31r73J2qDjL._SY300_.jpg

this type of lamp is so fragile that they land in dumpsters busted into 3 or 4 sections of pipe. Guts are still fine. I also got 1 of those dimmers for 50 cents or somethin when the thrift store got a busted lite. they may just give you it since its trash to 99.9% of folks

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Kiteman (author)2014-05-20

You can get on/off/dimmer switches with a knob you turn - take off the knob, fit the switch inside your plumbing, then add a tap-turner or gate-valve handle.

See:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Four-bulb-lamp-in-...

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bejbe01 (author)Kiteman2014-05-23

thanks, thats good idea with on/off/dimmer switch but I've found in my stores only this "switch" or his smaller version where it is not possible to put some dimmer inside...so I have to search more for pipe switches where there will be more space inside

http://www.pemtrade.cz/kulovy-kohout-s-filtrem-steno-1/2-1221.ashx?id_structure=342558&get_file_content=default&dimensions=y8ITjPKRrJ4%3d

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bejbe01 (author)Kiteman2014-05-23

cool thanks a lot :) this looks possible with my stuff

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