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like to know how to wire a porcelain light socket to a extension cord

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quintinp, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would like to have some kind of diagram of some sort to help me to wire up one of those porcelain light fixtures
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually the sockets come with a plug. Just run the thermostat to it, and then plug it all up.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ones at ace hardware don't, not where i live
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you able to wire a six foot extension cord, like the cords on lamps, to a porcelain light fixture
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:The socket should have a brass terminal for the hot wire and a silver terminal for the neutral. If you are using rubber covered heavy duty SO cord, the hot is black and the neutral is white. If it's not color coded you need to trace it back to the blades on the plug. The narrow blade is the hot, and the wide one is neutral.

    I would assume that it is stranded wire. If so, you should crimp a forked terminal connector on each wire before attaching it to the fixture. The terminal screws on the fixture won't accept stranded wire very well and the crimped terminal connectors will make a much better connection.
     
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  6. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't matter what you wire, always use this simple rule.

    black to brass colored screw (HOT)
    white to silver (NEUTRAL)
    green to green (GROUND)
     

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