CEILING FIXTURE, LIGHTS
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Electrical Home Repair Hardware Section
Complete reference, encyclopedia and consumer guide
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From The Illustrated Hardware Book by Tom Philbin
Descriptions and explanations of about 500 common store items including electrical and plumbing materials for home improvement, repair, remodeling, construction, house projects with little known how-to tips and information

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CEILING FIXTURE, LIGHTS

incandescent lamp 
holder, electrical hardware

Description: This can have many different shapes, but it usually comes with three wires.

Buying information: In this case there is simply no substitute for taking a look at what's in the store.

How-to hints: Mounting ceiling fixtures is usually done one of two ways. If there is an existing joist, the box can be screwed in place; then add a shaped, holed device called a hickey, which screws onto the joist. Screw the fixture to it. If there is no joist at the desired location, fit a crossbar piece as a bridge between the nearest joists and screw the fixture to that. If you come up against a particular hanging problem, go to an electrical supplies dealer and ask for help. If you have to improvise, make sure that whatever you use, it is strong enough to hold up the fixture. Some weigh 60 or 70 pounds.


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ELECTRICAL HOME HARDWARE SECTION
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Introduction
Boxes
Circuit Breakers
Conduit
Cord Sets
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Plugs
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