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2-3/16 in. Porcelain Fixture Socket

  • Durable porcelain construction
  • Houses medium base bulbs of your choice
  • Designed for use with a hickey adapter
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About This Product

Use this Westinghouse 2-3/16 in. Porcelain Fixture Socket to replace a broken socket or assemble a new light fixture. It features durable porcelain construction, two screw terminals and a 1/4-IP hickey for easy installation. This socket measures 2-3/16 in. high and is compatible with medium-base light bulbs. CUL listed for safety, it is rated for 660 watts maximum and 250 volts. Westinghouse is a global brand with a simple philosophy: make life easier for everyone who buys its products. The company offers ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, lighting hardware, lighting accessories and light bulbs for both consumer and commercial applications. Westinghouse products are designed for exceptional quality, reliability and innovation. Product reference number 70426.

Highlights

  • Porcelain construction offers durability
  • Designed for replacing broken sockets or use with new light fixtures
  • For use with medium-base light bulbs
  • Use hickey adapter for safe installation
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Internet # 204836047

Model # 7042600

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caret
Q:does home depot sell a hickey adapter under a different name?
by|Nov 4, 2018
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A:  Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question

by|Nov 5, 2018

    A:  No they only appear to be for sale with a matching socket not on their own.

    by|Nov 4, 2018
    caret
    Q:what is a hickey adapter?
    by|Jul 14, 2018
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    A:  The hickey on this socket has a 1/4" pipe thread.

    by|Dec 14, 2018

    A:  I assume that "hickey" adapter that you refer to is that metal bracket attached to the socket. It is a means of mounting the standard Edison based socket to a 1/8-27 threaded tube. That tube is used to route the wires up from the floor or table lamp base to the socket as well as to support the socket mechanically. Hope this helps.

    by|Dec 8, 2018
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      A:  The hickey is the metal bracket that is on the socket. If you are not certain on how to use or install this product, please contact a qualified electrician in your area.

      by|Dec 8, 2018
        caret
        Q:Does this have a ground already in it?
        by|Jun 5, 2018
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        A:  No, that fixture does not have a ground. Typically, that goes onto a lamp that has plugs using an ungrounded "zip cord". Therefore the whole lamp is ungrounded. The proper way to wire this fixture is to wire the neutral wire to the white (tin) screw and the hot wire to the brass screw. Zip cord has a nearly invisible strip on it you can use to distinguish the two conductors. Use the striped side for the white screw. On the other end, connect the striped wire to the wider plug. This will put the outside part of the bulb socket on the neutral end.

        by|May 5, 2023

        A:  No, there is no safety ground, just the high side and neutral connections

        by|May 5, 2023

          A:  It does not have a ground wire. I ground the light fixture to the incoming bare ground wire. The hickey is attached to the fixture.

          by|Dec 14, 2018

          A:  This is a replacement socket and the ground wire should be on the fixture, not on the socket.

          by|May 5, 2023

            A:  yeah no, this has a neutral and a hot. the ground would go to the chassis of the fixture it would be in. a ground can also connect to the neutral but is dependant on your local code and normally applies to the breaker box.

            by|May 5, 2023
            caret
            Q:Is this the model for all outdoor light fixtures?
            by|Jul 1, 2017
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            A:  I don't know about all outside lights. I have used it on my outside fixtures. It works well and is very durable. Withstands heat from the bulbs much better than a plastic socket.

            by|Dec 14, 2018

            A:  yes it is but not for direct contact to weather.

            by|Jan 2, 2019

            A:  Definitely NO, unless it is enclosed in a water proof fixture. If the fixture is water proof and properly grounded this will replace a plastic socket nicely.

            by|May 5, 2023

              A:  yes you can use this to replace similar plastic sockets.

              by|May 5, 2023

              A:  This socket can be used in an outdoor fixture if the fixture is rated for damp or wet location.

              by|May 4, 2023
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