Asked on Jun 14, 2016

How to tighten a lamp that is looose?

Peggy Havard
by Peggy Havard
How to tighten lamp that is loose?
Lamp is loose, try tighten with screws @ bitten! Any suggestions? Thanks !
  15 answers
  • Debra Grieve Debra Grieve on Jun 14, 2016
    Hi Peggy! There should be a nut of some sort under the base of the lamp. You will need to tighten that. That should fix the problem. You may have to hold the top part of the lamp as you do so, and you can use an adjustable wrench or pliers to tighten it. You can do it!
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    • L.k90158956 L.k90158956 on Apr 16, 2024

      Can’t get my hand inside my lamp as it’s too narrow and have to be careful too as it’s ceramic. What can I use to tighten this lamp rod? Got a longer pair of pliers, too big and nit long enough

  • Debra Grieve Debra Grieve on Jun 14, 2016
    Pretty lamp btw!
  • Linda Smith Linda Smith on Jun 14, 2016
    Check the socket the bulb is screwed into. If it is "wobbly" the whole lamp will be loose feeling. Replace the socket. Don't try to make it tight.
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    • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on Jun 15, 2016
      Peggy, if you are going to replace the socket you can find one at any hardware store like Home Depot, Lowes, and even Walmart sells them in the hardware dept. They are really inexpensive and easy to install.
  • William William on Jun 14, 2016
    DebraGrieve is correct. There is also a nut that holds the harp -the wire thingy the shade goes on. Make sure that is tight. The base nut and harp nut tighten together. It is a pretty lamp.
    • Peggy Havard Peggy Havard on Jun 14, 2016
      @Thank You William, Thanks for Hometalk, for all the information people give. Kuddo...
  • Mar1416882 Mar1416882 on Jun 15, 2016
    Most of the lamps have two threads , one at the base connecting the bulb and the other thread below where the electrical cord exit , turn them with pliers or tweezers, until they tight. Have fun!!!
    • Peggy Havard Peggy Havard on Jun 15, 2016
      Thank You Marytalvarez1, OH, thanks, this is so not my talent, but willing to try to save $$$, as Security checks aren't much these days! Also like learning. Will try when I have more time.. Have to check on my Mom 2 hrs away she has Aliz... thanks you"ll...xoxoxo
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jun 15, 2016
    Suggestion: Check where your electrical cord connects to the base of the socket (where the bulb goes) to make sure it is still tight. Re-wiring a lamp is not difficult and the socket and a proper size nut for the bottom of the lamp can be found at the hardware store. If you need only the nut at the bottom, take the entire lamp into the store with you to find the right size nut. If you are not familiar with electrical work, you might want to ask someone to show you how to fix it. A great learning experience!
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    • JOHN JOHN on Jun 15, 2016
      any hardware store would have all the lamp pars you might need to fix/finish this job
  • Abbigail Hunter Abbigail Hunter on Jun 15, 2016
    Sorry, I meant to say hold the top and turn the bottom of the pipe.
  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jun 16, 2016
    Agree with Abigail or if you still aren't sure and have a good rapport with nearby hardware store, they will usually do something like that for you at no charge. Lots of luck and yes, pretty lamp and sorry re: your mom
  • Peggy Havard Peggy Havard on Jun 21, 2016
    My husband tighten it with a wrench. Thanks for ALL the HELP.
  • MM MM on Jun 22, 2016
  • Peggy Havard Peggy Havard on Jul 13, 2016
    Thanks for all your help..RESOLVED. SUCH a great group...xoxoxo "Hometalk"
  • Lisa Martin Lisa Martin on Jun 22, 2018

    How do u tighten a wobbley electric hurrican lamp

  • Annie Annie on Apr 18, 2024

    This may be able to help as well!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 18, 2024

    Go to the bottom and pull wire aand add elasric band to stop it from returning back.

  • Hi Peggy! I start at the base and work my way up, gently wiggling each part to detect any movement. When a part is loose, I gently turn it to the right to make it tighter. I am careful not to use too much force that could harm it. PS. You can fix a broken lamp pole by using a strong and heat-resistant glue called JB Weld. Hope this helps!