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Installing Pendants Around Load Bearing Beam?

Posted by belladevil (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 20, 12 at 14:30

Help! My kitchen contractor has discovered a structural beam runs directly above my new island, where I was planning to hang two pendant lights. Is it possible to work around this? I was wondering if he could install a surface mounted junction box and terminate the wires there -- then we could build a box around that to attach the lights to? Any and all suggestions are most welcome. Thank you!!


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RE: Installing Pendants Around Load Bearing Beam?

If your on-site contractors cannot devise a good solution, their abilities are questionable.


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RE: Installing Pendants Around Load Bearing Beam?

That their abilities are questionable is now an unassailable fact - that is why I need help :)


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RE: Installing Pendants Around Load Bearing Beam?

You can't conceal a junction box.

There's no reason you couldn't, for example, build a "box" (some kind of hollow structure) below the beam and run your wires into that, terminating them in an accessible box.


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RE: Installing Pendants Around Load Bearing Beam?

Many pendant lights are available that are suspended by thin wire and can have the electrical connection off center from the hangar. You can then have a box installed adjacent to the beam and run the electrical wire there.


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