Lamp socket repair question

Old 02-18-19, 04:22 PM
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Lamp socket repair question

I'm replacing the lamp socket in a turn-knob style socket. The socket came with a cardboard sleeve, but I want to use the original socket shell and the sleeve won't fit into the shell. Can I wrap electrical tape around the socket (covering the connections) instead of using the cardboard sleeve?

Old 02-18-19, 04:27 PM
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The replacement socket should be used as a complete assembly.
Black tape wrapped around the socket will melt.
Old 02-18-19, 05:55 PM
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Agree. Tape not an option.

Check a different store and perhaps find a better socket solution.

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