Step 5: Fit the Socket in the Housing

fit the socket in the housing to rewire an all-weather lantern
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Fit the socket in the housing, inserting the cord through the socket's supplied insulation ring and through the screw and hanging loop. Secure the socket to its metal cap by tightening the small screws inside the socket.
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    Tools List

    • wire strippers
      Wire stripper
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head screwdriver
    • lineman's pliers
      Pliers (heavy-duty chain pliers work best)

    Shopping List

    Deep Leaf cast-iron ceiling canopy in antiqued-bronze finish, including hanging loop and mounting hardware

    1½-by--inch plated steel chain in antiqued-brass finish

    2-inch brass socket housing (helps protect socket from the weather)

    Leviton medium-size porcelain keyless socket with die-cast cap and set screw-inch brass hanging loop with wireway

    1-inch threaded hollow brass screw 'nipple'

    Copper ground wire with attached ring (the safest bet for exterior lighting)

    Black standard lamp wire