For Christmas my BFs parents got him a nice table lamp. The other day I turned it on and then went to turn it off and the cord wouldnt re-coil back in. So I told cory who started taking it apart to see where the issue was... but then he was having a hard time getting it back together to work properly. I decided to help out and then told him to take a shower (we were about to go out) While he wasnt in the room I decided to step up and "fix it" I thought i had the spring put in right so I wired it back up, held onto the plastic part, and plugged it in.
Well the bulb didnt come on, so I pulled th cord, still nothing. I must have adjusted my fingers because then I got a shock and dropped it. When I dropped it, the housing made contact with some other metal on the lamp...
and I saw fireworks!!!!!!
The bulb welded itself to the holder thing: DSC00440.jpg
Well thing my BF came running out of the bathroom and was like "what the??"... I was stunned i guess. So then he goes on to tell me that it was a Terry Redlin lamp and it runs for around $100
I fealt HORRIBLE
... but then was like "Cant we buy this piece at the hardware store???" His reply "ya, but I didnt think you were going to kill yourself!!!!"
So off to Lowe's and the piece was like $6.00... oh well I learned a lesson: Dont try to fix things that aren't yours, lol
Here is the lamp: DSC00443.jpg