Home Improvement

What is a hickey mount?

A hickey fitting is a simple metal part that allows you to connect the threaded nipples of two different sizes to an electrical box. You use a hickey when installing a chandelier or other type of a hanging light fixture.

What is a reducing hickey?

1. Cold spoon or cold compress. In the first day after a new bruise, you can apply a cold compress or chilled spoon directly to the hickey. This will slow down the flow of blood from the broken capillaries, and it may help reduce the size of the bruise. Place a spoon in a freezer or fridge for 30 minutes.

How do you hang a cross bar chandelier?

Insert the end of the 1/4 IP nipple into the hole in the center of the crossbar, and push the crossbar up toward the ceiling. Mount the crossbar onto the outlet box in the ceiling by inserting 1/2-inch mounting screws into the slotted holes on each end and tightening the mounting screws with a screwdriver.

How do you hang a chandelier in a pancake box?

The two simplest ways to safely, securely hang a chandelier include 1) screwing a shallow pancake-style electrical box to a ceiling joist, and 2) installing an old-work ceiling-fan brace between two joists. If you’re unsure whether or not the existing box can support a chandelier, call a licensed electrician.

How do you move a ceiling light without moving the box?

I used a countersink drill bit to drill pilot holes that lined up with the joists. I attached the short length of wire to the ceiling.

Is it OK to swag a chandelier?

The trick to swagging your chandelier is choosing a light fixture that hangs from a cord or chain, *not* from a fixed stem. It’s also essential to make sure you securely anchor the hook or other swag system into your ceiling to carry the weight of the fixture.

What does swag light mean?

Swag-light definition



An electric ceiling light connected to a wall socket by a cord (usually decorated with a chain ) from the outlet up the wall and along the ceiling.

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