Rewiring pendant light
We are changing out our pendant lights over the kitchen counter. This is going to be rough to explain, 'cause I don't know all the correct names of things.
My husband and I got one light almost changed and ran into a problem. We're not the most mechanical people, but he assured me our house wouldn't burn down.
We used the new bar that is attached to the electrical box.
Everything went well until we went to screw in the plate at the top of the light fixture and every time we would go to attach the screw cover (that matches the pendant stem), onto the screw hanging down, it would spin loose. Hubby tried adding a washer and nut to the top of the screw (closest to the bar on the electrical box)......to be able to stabilize the screw (so it just doesn't turn and turn and turn).
Hubby had to leave for awhile, but he's thinking all he needs to use is one of those washers that's broken in one place (I forget the name of it), and that will totally stabilize the screw.
Are we barking up the wrong tree? Have I totally confused you??
We've tested it and the light does come on.....so I believe he wired it correctly.
Any better thoughts as to how to stabilize those 2 screws that hang down from the bar, to hold the plate on the top of the pendant light? I'm hoping to offer my husband a couple other alternatives, to shorten the amount of frustration time for him. :)
Thanks for your help!