Did I wire this new porcelain lampholder correctly? Replaced an old one in the basement that was slightly different, and want to make sure i did OK.
I just finished replacing a porcelain lampholder in the basement. The old one was seriously on the fritz. Pull chain was broken, and so you had to hand-screw in the bulb, and wiggle it back and forth about 40-50 times until it would stay on.
So, I finally got up the courage to replace it myself. Went to the bigbox hardware store, watched an online video, and went at it.
Here's my question though. The way the old lampholder was connected was different than the new one (which is actually this one
: Pass & Seymour brand, Cat. no. 284).
The old lampholder had only one silver screw and one brass screw, and the black and white wires from the junction box, instead of having an end that you would wrap around the screws (which was what I expected) had actually been exposed of insulation for about a 2 - 3 inch segment, that was then wrapped around the screws. So the exposed part was like a segment of the continuous wire.
The new lampholder had 2 silver screws and 2 brass screws. The wire from the junction box was thicker than I had anticipated, and since it was the middle of a wire segment, and not an end, it wouldn't wrap around the screws as I had planned. So what I ended up doing in the end was sort of fashioning a kind of a half loop in the exposed wire segments and sort of looping or hooking it around one of the screws on each side (the black wire segment around one brass screw, the white wire segment around one silver screw) and tightening the screws down.
I closed it all up and everything seems to be working OK. Does anything sound amiss with this installation? I'm not really all that worried about it, but then I thought I'd check to make sure.
Would appreciate any feedback.