How to Use a Swag Kit for a Light Fixture

Before committing to the relationship that communicates a mortgage, living suits mobile urban lifestyles and allows renters to sample the ambiance and amenities of the great areas of San Francisco. Not every apartment in our historic town, however, is intended to accommodate contemporary furniture. If you should realize your pendant chandelier or light misses the middle of your dining table or hangs too low, visit the local hardware store and buy a cheap swag kit to improve its looks and rescue your taller guests from having to crouch when they visit.

Turn off the power for the fixture in the breaker box.

Eliminate the finial or bolts that secure the fixture. Disassemble dome lights to get to the bolts. Chandeliers have mounting bolts on a base plate. Have bits are taken by a helper as you take the fixture apart or help so its weight doesn’t yank the wires encourage it.

Remove the bracket that spans the ceiling box. Remove the wire nuts, divide the wires and set the fixture apart. Recap the distribution wires with the wire nuts.

Drill a hole in the ceiling — typically 1/8 to 1/2 inch diameter — just big enough to acknowledge that the toggle. Load the kit bolt into the toggle, twist it facilitate it, center first, through the gap and closed. Twist the bolt to the left to open the wings and twist the base of the hanging hook onto it.

Measure the distance in the ceiling box and add the fall — the distance the new fixture will hang in the ceiling — plus the distance in the ceiling box to the hook. Cut a length of chain and that length of wire to produce the swag.

Thread 1 end of this swag wire through the middle of the bracket. Connect the swag wire to the supply wire from the ceiling box, then matching black to black and white . Twist each pair of wires and cap using a wire nut. Affix the bracket with the 2 bolts throughout the ceiling box included in the kit. Drill a hole, even if one is not present and insert the threaded collar using the bracket for the chain.

Thread the wire through the bracket and plate and attach the plate to mounting bracket or the ceiling box. Weave the wire through the chain and connect the end of the wire and chain to the pendant or chandelier fixture.

Catch the chain on the hook so that it”swags” in the ceiling plate to the hook and the light fixture hangs in the desired height below the hook.

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