Shorter pendant light stems/rods


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Old 04-30-18, 03:27 PM
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Shorter pendant light stems/rods

Recently purchased a new pendant style light fixture and the shortest rod included is 6”. Browsed online looking for shorter or even just a 1-2” connection and the smallest I could find was 4”.
Does anyone know where I could find something a bit shorter / connection piece?
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Old 04-30-18, 03:37 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Without seeing what you have it would be hard to make a recommendation.
A picture would help.... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 04-30-18, 04:46 PM
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I'm gonna guess they mean the metal downrod that the light hangs from. Not that ugly thing, Joe, lol!
 
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Old 05-01-18, 06:34 AM
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If you really want a rod as short as 1-2" you pretty much have to use a nipple like Joe posted.

If the exact length you desire leaves some ugly thread exposed you can take a nipple to a hobby shop that has a brass rod & tube selection and pick a length of brass or aluminum tube that will slide over the nipple. If you can find a lamp parts & repair shop nearby they will have a wide range of decorative sleeves & fittings. You can buy parts online but you'll get a headache trying to browse through the huge variety.

Finishing it to match the lamp is another subject.
 
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Old 05-01-18, 07:25 AM
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Thought. Why not just get a ceiling light rather than a pendant light? A pendant is meant to hang down some, isn't it? Might look odd otherwise.
 
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Old 05-01-18, 07:56 PM
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These 3 lamps over my kitchen sink used to be pendants and replaced one outdated ceiling light.
 
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Old 05-02-18, 09:16 AM
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Well you've got three of them together. Don't think you get the same look with just one.
I posted to give the OP something to think about, not to get into an argument with you!
 
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Old 05-02-18, 10:02 AM
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Assuming pipe thread you could use brass plumbing nipples. They are not rated to carry electrical wires and may be slightly rough inside but you could sheath the wires in a piece of rubber vacuum hose. NOT strictly code but should be okay but the final decision is yours not mine.
More to code use the all thread pipe for lamps shown and slip a piece of brass niple over them to cover it. Similar to Guys suggestion.
 
 

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