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Helpful ordering hints

  1. Dimensions, Dimensions, Dimensions The most confusing term in ordering lamp parts is IPS. It stands for Iron Pipe Size. It indicates the thread size. IPS is not the same as inches. 1/8 IPS is commonly used on table lamps. It measures 3/8 diameter. ¼ IPS is commonly used on floor lamps. It measures ½ diameter. Please make sure that all the parts you want to use together have the same thread size. For additional information, see our chart of Thread Sizes.

  2. Fitter size of glass Most of our glass shades and chimneys fit into some type of holder. The fitter size is the inside diameter of that holder. The outside diameter of the glass measures slightly under the fitter size so that the glass easily fits into the holder.

  3. Banding is measured by the foot. We cut the piece according to the quantity ordered. So if you order a quantity of 3, you will get one piece that is 3 feet long.

  4. The measurement given on bases refers to the top usable diameter of the base – the part your vase or column rests on.

  5. The measurement given on prisms refers to the length of the large piece of the prism. The small piece is included and adds ¾ to 1 to the total length.

  6. The measurement given on harps is the distance from the bottom of the saddle to the bottom of the shade holder rod. See our diagram on how to measure a harp.

  7. A tapped part is threaded. Slip is unthreaded and made to slip over a part with the given dimension.

  8. We ship from Chicago. UPS ground shipping to the east coast takes 2-3 days. UPS ground shipping to the west coast takes 4 days. It normally takes 1-2 days to process an order. If you need your order quicker, please indicate in special instructions that you need your order shipped immediately.

  9. If you have any questions, please call us or send an email to info@mylampparts.com. Send your digital pictures along with dimensions. Our knowledgeable staff will help you find the items you need to complete your project or repair you lamp.

      10.  Returns:  Merchandise may not be returned without our permission.  We are more than anxious to correct any errors we might make                 without expense to you.  If the error is yours, there will be a 20% restocking charge on all returned merchandise.  Please notify us                   within a maximum of five business days regarding shortages or incorrect shipments.  No returns or claims will be accepted after 30                   days.

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