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5 vintage lights installed

5 vintage lights installed

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I was able to rechain and hang my 5 vintage lights over my Christmas break.

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Lights are awesome! :)


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Dec 26, 2018 at 10:48 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice install!

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Dec 27, 2018 at 06:24 PM Author: streetlight98
Looks awesome! You really trust the furring to support the fixtures though? Personally I'd screw the hooks into the joists, especially old heavy fixtures like these.

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Dec 27, 2018 at 07:09 PM Author: Bert

Looks awesome! You really trust the furring to support the fixtures though? Personally I'd screw the hooks into the joists, especially old heavy fixtures like these.


You wouldn't trust a 2x4 to hold up the fixture?

I agree it looks awesome. Not to many people have several matching preheaters.
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Dec 27, 2018 at 09:20 PM Author: streetlight98
A 2x4,yes. A piece of furring, no. Furring strips are only 5/8" thick soft pine at the most. It's probably fine but I rest easier knowing its rock solid. On the same token I'm reluctant to use toggle bolts to hold a light up to sheetrock. Sure it might work fine but I'd prefer to hit a stud. Plus long wood screws are cheaper than toggle bolts lol.

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Dec 27, 2018 at 10:09 PM Author: Bluesvan
The joists are not in the right location to have the 5 lights in a row and them centered properly with the windows. The mounting hooks screwed in tightly, and it seemed very sturdy mounting them.
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Dec 28, 2018 at 04:57 AM Author: streetlight98
Ah I see. Hey if it works it works. I'm probably underestimating the strength of the little furring strips anyway lol.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 12:50 PM Author: takemorepills
A few years back, when I remodeled my man cave, I made provisions to hang a heavy, vintage light from the ceiling. Because my joists weren't in the ideal location, and at 1.5" wide they don't have enough "meat" on them, I cross-braced between 2 joists with a 4x6. And I installed a recep box on the 4x6. The recep box allowed me to easily find the 4x6 joist after the drywall was reinstalled, and the width of a 4x6 gives plenty of room for installing a lag hook, nice and deep and in the center of the 4x6. We get earthquakes here, but I know this light fixture won't come down from a mounting failure.

I heard a rumor those vintage fluorescent fixtures are heavy? If it were me, I'd cross-brace each joist with at least a 2x4, install heavier lag hooks and hang the lights form the cross braces. Also would give a convenient mounting point for individual recep boxes.
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Dec 28, 2018 at 12:54 PM Author: takemorepills
Another suggestion, if you are going to leave your ceiling open and you are currently using wood screw hooks, maybe change them over to machine thread hooks, through-drill the furring strips and use a washer and nut setup to prevent wood screw pull-out. Also, make sure your furring strips are screwed in, not nailed, at least the areas that are supporting these lights.

Excuse me for all of my meddling thoughts, I am under the impression that these old lights are like 50 pounds each! If they aren't so heavy, nevermind!
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Dec 28, 2018 at 04:42 PM Author: streetlight98
My vintage preheat fixture's aren't 50 pounds but they've got plenty more weight than your typical 15 pound shoplight. If I had to guess my heaviest vintage 4ft preheaters are maybe 35 pounds. My T17 fixtures on the other hand are at least 50 pounds lol.

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Dec 29, 2018 at 11:42 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Nice building!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: ace100w120v
Beautiful!
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