How to wire difficult access chandelier

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-29-05, 09:44 AM
TomT
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
How to wire difficult access chandelier

Need to wire chandelier in very tall (20') entry-way ceiling only accessible from attic. My idea is to hook a cable to it so that it may be lowered and raised periodically for cleaning and changing bulbs. Has anyone ever done such a thing?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-29-05, 10:47 AM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 510
There're these products, but they're pretty expensive:

http://www.wilshiremfg.com/lift.html

http://www.lightnleisure.com/Product...ddin_page1.asp

I'd be wary of a home-brewed solution for this, a chandelier falling from a foyer ceiling could kill someone...
 
  #3  
Old 04-30-05, 09:52 AM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,210
Those motorized lifts are so over the top. I'll bet half the owners show 'em off to every guest.

But your idea, TomT, sounds good to me so long as you use a basically indestructible power cable very very well clamped to a bracket, that the chandelier hangs off. I would use a TECK cable here, to carry both weight and power. In the attic, weight would normally be supported by the bracket, not the cable.

You don't want this operated from the floor below do you?
 
  #4  
Old 05-02-05, 11:12 AM
TomT
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I'm using the term chandelier loosely. It's not going to be anything real heavy. Just a light fixture on a chain. I want to be able to lift and lower this from the attic. I figure if a cable holds all the weight then I could use some heavy zip cord and just tie wrap it to the cable. I would install an outlet (that was powered by switches in hallway) in the attic and just plug it in.
 
  #5  
Old 05-03-05, 01:27 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,210
You know what you're doing.

It being on a plug might even get it past inspection.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes