Diy Installing A Stained Glass Lamp Above A Pool Table

If you're thinking about buying a pool table, or you have one, you'll need a light directly over it. Find out the basics of how to install a stained glass lamp with these tips and instructions.

As with any indoor sport, if you have a pool table, then you'll need a sufficient amount of lighting above it. This way, the players can see the table, as well as the balls, clearly. Most pool table tops are a deep green, and with poor lighting, it's difficult to see anything but the green. Not only that, but a good light over a pool table also adds to the ambiance room. So much, in fact, that people like to add neon lights around the perimeter of the room, in the darker areas, for an added effect.

If you want to install a stained glass lamp above your pool table, you should choose a light that has at least three- one hundred watt light bulbs in it. This should provide an adequate amount of light over the entire pool table, no matter how long it may be. Also, the bottom of the light should hang down between thirty and thirty-six inches from the top of the table.

Be advised that this type of lamp is generally heavy. Between the thick glass and the lead that frames it, you don't want a stained glass lamp to fall down from the ceiling! To avoid this possibility, you'll need to secure the lamp in a special way, as opposed to a light weight lamp.

To start with, you'll need to remove any existing light or ceiling fan first before you proceed. If the light you're installing is a swag lamp that hangs from a chain on the ceiling, then you'll only need to install a metal hook for it to hang on. To do this securely, you'll need to use a stud finder to locate a stud in the ceiling. Try to locate a stud as close as you can to the spot where you want the swag lamp to hang.

Mark the spot, and then use an electric drill to carefully bore a starter hole in the ceiling. Then, insert the metal hook and turn the threads into the ceiling as far as it will go. Finally, hang the swag stained glass lamp up on the hook, and run the decorative chain and wire up and out of the way.

On the other hand, if the stained glass lamp needs to be connected to an electrical box above it, then you'll need to install it to an existing one. If no box exists, you'll need to install one. It would be a good idea to check with your local codes and permits department before you begin. You'll need to be aware of what the specific laws are regarding the wiring. And, be sure that the electrical box you install has a stud in the middle of the fixture.

Before you start this project, make sure you read and follow the manufacturer's instructions and diagrams that came with the electrical box. Then, after you shut off the power to the room you're working in, you'll need to cut a hole in the ceiling for the box to go in. You'll need to run a wire, if there isn't already one, from your breaker or fuse box to the box.

Install the stained glass lamp onto the box by attaching the fixture to the electrical box. Use a hickey, which is a metal piece with a hole in the middle of it. The hickey fits over the stud and a nut is placed on it afterwards. It helps to secure the fixture to the electrical box which is secured to the ceiling.

Finally, make sure you have everything connected properly, and then turn the electric back on.

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