My tall metal floor lamp no longer screws into the base securely.

The place where the tall metal pole and the heavy stand screw in together is stripped. It won't stay upright.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 01, 2018
    have you tried pipe thread tape? Feeding it tooth picks?

  • FL FL on Jan 01, 2018
    if you could show a photo I might be able to suggest something. What comes to mind without more information are 3 options: build a new base out of wood and secure the pole in using a tight fit, glue or some other method; replace the stripped screw section with a new section, threads intact or take the lamp to a GOOD hardware store with knowledgeable employees who could suggest another option.

    • Nancy Hall Nancy Hall on Jan 01, 2018
      Thanks, Ficher :) I didn't realize I could replace the stripped section. Will look for a good, knowledgeable hardware store that actually takes time to help people. (Are any left???)