I have mislaid the screws that originally held one of those old ceramic
light sockets in place on a hard plastic ("Bakelite"? Or is that a
British name?) box.
What size and thread are those screws?
Octagon (ceiling) box screws are 8-32. Wall box screws are 6-32. Fan
support box screws and ground connection screws are 10-32.
Both ceiling and wall box screws are typically about 1-1/4" long, combo
head. But if you're like me and you use the old antique pressed brass
switch/receptacle cover plates, you'll need to buy a pack of 6-32 *flat*
head screws to hold in your switches and receps.
Oddly enough I was just in the Orange Colored Store last night because
I'd used the last of my stash of ceiling box screws, and they *didn't
sell them.* When I asked the electrical guy, he said "huh, that's a
good idea, wonder why we don't carry those." I bet Dominion sells 'em
but I won't be able to get over there until next Saturday.
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