I have a floor lamp that comes in sections that you twist to screw together. the threads on one section have become stripped and the sections no longer stay together. Is there a way I can fix these threads at home instead of throwing the whole lamp out?
If I am reading this right, it isn't a screw that's stripped, it's the main tubular shaft of the floor lamp that screws together. Using epoxy might be strong enough but you might need electrical continuity in that shaft for grounding purposes.
Depending on how mangled the threads are, you may be able to clean them up with a small sharp file. Once in a while that works.
You could re-tap the threads, or cut off half an inch and re-tap the tubing, but you have to have the right size tap, and that's not something you probably have laying around the house. A plumber might, a machine shop would.
OMG... I fully get how trivial thus is, but FINALLY my favorite floor lamp is straight. I bought the lamp almost 20 yrs ago. The house it was bought for has been GONE over a decade. The lamp is a stupid relic, but it's my fav. So withbthat said, one of the threaded sections was stripped out and wouldn't support top. Hubby had put 2 support brackets, but still was "off." After I'd gotten tired of looking at the jacked up lamp, it got moved aside. I grabbed the teflon tape. Tried that, but not "quite" enough. Found electrical tape and DONE! I haven't seen it like this in YEARS! Now to add the antlers to jazz it up for the cabin.