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I'm wiring a pendant light for my kitchen and I've lost the cardboard insulator that goes between the socket and the cap. Is this a special kind of cardboard or will any thin cardboard do? Or would that foam sheet insulation like you use on outlets and switchplates work? (the outlet punch-outs are almost exactly the right size)

It's a Leviton porcelain socket. I want to say 10041 or -40, but that may be the up and down. I know the 10091 is the one way, up or down.

Thanks in advance.
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Are you referring to the piece that falls out after you unscrew the socket back, then pull the wire back through and off the pendant? If so...The cardboard is most likely just for packing purposes, as to not break the socket or glass piece during retail movement. Just don't screw the socket and pendant together too tight, or one will break.
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Any cardboard will work.
It's just a safety thing to keep the wires from touching the metal box.
You don't even one if the box is plastic and the wire nuts are on tight.
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That piece of cardboard is only packaging, the ceramic socket isn't flammable, I'm a carpenter with electrical certs in Wisconsin.
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(01-13-2019, 11:28 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: Any cardboard will work.
It's just a safety thing to keep the wires from touching the metal box.
You don't even one if the box is plastic and the wire nuts are on tight.

This is what I thought. Aluminum box but aluminum wiring (I know. Whole house re-wire probably this Summer- not by me!) I'm neat, but not that neat. Better to have something.

Weasel Keeper- I have to ask you. Minks, stoats, or ferrets? Mustelids and llamas are the only time I wish I were younger.

Thanks so much, y'all all, for the replies!
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(01-13-2019, 11:41 PM)Guest Wrote:
(01-13-2019, 11:28 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: Any cardboard will work.
It's just a safety thing to keep the wires from touching the metal box.
You don't even one if the box is plastic and the wire nuts are on tight.

This is what I thought. Aluminum box but aluminum wiring (I know. Whole house re-wire probably this Summer- not by me!) I'm neat, but not that neat. Better to have something.

Weasel Keeper- I have to ask you. Minks, stoats, or ferrets? Mustelids and llamas are the only time I wish I were younger.

Thanks so much, y'all all, for the replies!



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(01-13-2019, 11:50 PM)Weasel Keeper Wrote:


Wow. Very cool.
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(01-13-2019, 11:50 PM)Weasel Keeper Wrote:
(01-13-2019, 11:41 PM)Guest Wrote:
(01-13-2019, 11:28 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: Any cardboard will work.
It's just a safety thing to keep the wires from touching the metal box.
You don't even one if the box is plastic and the wire nuts are on tight.

This is what I thought. Aluminum box but aluminum wiring (I know. Whole house re-wire probably this Summer- not by me!) I'm neat, but not that neat. Better to have something.

Weasel Keeper- I have to ask you. Minks, stoats, or ferrets? Mustelids and llamas are the only time I wish I were younger.

Thanks so much, y'all all, for the replies!




Lmao Some of us refer to the breed he kept as, "smokin' thunderhogs".
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(01-13-2019, 11:28 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: Any cardboard will work.
It's just a safety thing to keep the wires from touching the metal box.
You don't even one if the box is plastic and the wire nuts are on tight.

Yeah3
Fuck the cardboard. Just make sure your wirenut connections are firm.
Trash the rest, it’s from Mexico anyway.
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