Can someone answer anncamp's question swagging a mini chandalier?

maggie200July 10, 2011

I have the same question -Swagging a mini chandalier from a junction box. She worded it so well and we both need help. Thanks so much

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David

From a technical perspective it can be done. However, there are other considerations that could rule it out.

For instance, condensation may trickle down the wire into the junction box depending on how things are set up.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 1:56PM
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maggie200

davidtay, thank you for answering. I really want a chandelier in the walkin closet. the juction box is overhead of the doorway. with that consideration, is it possible?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 5:09PM
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David

Yes, it is possible. I presume that the wire will not get pinched by a door.

You will need to
1. Change the lamp cord so that it is long enough.
2. Install a mount / bracket in the ceiling that will be able to hold up the chandelier.

Depending on the situation, it may be cost effective to run all the necessary electrical wiring to the mounting box.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 6:24PM
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maggie200

Great answer. Thank you a thousand times for the solutions.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 1:15AM
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brickeyee

"I really want a chandelier in the walkin closet."

Unless the chandelier has enclosed bulbs it is a non-starter in a closet.

Closet lighting rules are rather strict to prevent fires.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 2:59PM
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maggie200

Oh, I didn't know that. It is still a work in progress and will take your advice. thanks, brickeye

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 2:27AM
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brickeyee

The closet rules for lighting are very restrictive to limit fir possibilities.

One of the big requirements is no open incandescent bulbs.

Even the position of light fixtures is restricted under the NEC (no shelves or hanging space below the light is the general intent).

Clothing is actually still reasonably flammable, and a closed closet it the last place you want a fire to start.

It might take a while to be noticed and result in a large fire and extensive damage.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 10:43AM
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