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Old 06-02-2014, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hello!

I just built a pipe lamp and wanted to see what the best (and safest) way to attach the socket to the pipe would be.

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Old 06-02-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Bush the end down to 1/8" IPS thread and use a lamp nipple.

That thing sure is ugly.

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May have to replace that bell coupling to a 1/2 coupling.
Hard to find a 3/4 X 1/8 reducing bushing.
1/8" is just rarely used in plumbing.
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That lamp is really nifty.

You could reduce down using brass and get where you need to be I think.
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Thanks everyone.

The socket cap currently fits pretty snug in the reducer, but as it's inverted it doesn't stay. Can I use some form of epoxy or glue that's safe and won't be affected by the heat?

It's just a "lamp kit" from the depot; no exposed wires, no soldering, etc.


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Does it have a UL listing?
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Heat is an enemy to epoxy.

How about JB Weld?
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Normal epoxy will not like the heat
So that:s out.
You will need a high temp epoxy,
Like muffler putty !

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