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Oh man, can a cut wire of a light be fixed????


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I was about to install my door, baseboards and chair rails in the bathroom and thought maybe I should once again try the light and it didn't work. While trimming the inside doorway wallpaper away I cut the cord to the light. I have no idea if I can fix this. I then, for about the 7th time, had to remove the wallpaper to get to the wires and I will also have to remove the wallpaper in another room as the wire is taped under it. It's a brass coachlight from Houseworks. I have the feeling it may be easier to buy a new light and try again.

I think it's time to put the dollhouse away.

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You can reconnect or add a longer piece of wire on if you strip the ends of each piece and twist together the bare wires to each other and cover with a tiny piece of electrical tape. A little patience and you will save yourself some money.

The only time I have let go of a fixture is when I had screwed up the wires all the way to the bulb socket, but even then you can buy a new socket and save the fixture.

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If you cut both wires make sure the joins aren't touching one another when you reconnect them. When I have extended wires (and I'm no expert) I cut the wires at different levels so they are staggered. Then slip a shrink tube over before I join the old wire to the new wire. Slide the tubing over the joins and heat with a hairdryer. The tube shrinks and makes a tight fit.

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