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Light socket help Answered

I am trying to mount a medium base socket to a bottle opener. I can get a candelabra base to it because of the mounting bar. I can't find a medium base socket with the same bracket.any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

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Vermathrax

4 years ago

I'm beginning to think I should go with the candelabra socket because I can hide it better. I just don't like how small the bulbs are. I'm open to any suggestions, this is only my second lamp project.

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Vermathrax

4 years ago

There is the opener with the socket I'm trying to put in it. I hope that helps. Thank you very much for your comments.

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Vermathrax

4 years ago

I tried that but there's nothing to attach it to in the canopy. I bent a threaded bracket to try to make it fit but the bracket is too wide. I trimmed the bracket but it was still too wide and i would have to cut the threads so that wasn't good either. I've never soldered anything in my life but I was wondering if that might work to keep a bracket in place if I can trim enough of it off.

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caitlinsdadVermathrax

Reply 4 years ago

Could you post a pic or a diagram of what you are trying to do? It's hard to picture what kind of bottle opener and what kind of canopy or lampshade you've got.

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caitlinsdad

4 years ago

Replacement switchless lamp sockets for medium base or regular lightbulb will usually have a threaded hole in the bottom to accept the standard threaded lamp nipple pipe parts. You can then attach it to anything with some nuts and washers. The candelabra base may take a smaller diameter pipe nipple. There may be some adapter parts out there.