Martin Hobbs

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    Turning a Demijohn into a Lamp

    Demijohns come in a few shapes and sizes but the principle will be the same for all. You will need a few tools to start with and be able to drill glass but this is only if the flex is to go in...

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    General Lamp conditions and diagnoses

    Lamp not working - Why Here we are going to give you some help as to what might be causing your lamp not to work. We will cover some basic checks and some not so obvious. First thing first unplugs ...

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    Fixing a Lampholder on wood

    There are a few ways to fix a lampholder onto a piece of wood, here we will show you the options you can use. There are 3 main fixing methods, however in addition to these 3 main methods there are ...

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    Broken Lampholder Repair

    This section will help you repair an existing lamp with a broken lampholder. This will apply to any type of lamp base as the principle will be the same. Firstly remove all the parts from the old la...

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    Missing lampholder parts

    If you are looking for just a part of a lampholder then unfortunately its not as easy as replacing just one part. All manufacturers will make their own parts to fit their own lampholders so in the ...

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    Do I need a 2 core or 3 core flex cable?

    Its not straight forward but basically if you use a plastic lampholder its a 2 core flex and if you use a metal lampholder its a 3 core flex. Its all to do with the need for any earthing on the lam...

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    What is a Backplate?

    Fixing for wood. With a backplate which is a Brass plate with 3 fixing holes to fix it to the wood, it is one of the easiest fixing methods as long as its wood you are fixing to. It comes with a th...