Step 5: Assemble Hardware
The screw must fit the hole in the connector through to the back so it doesn't interfere with the lamp, once installed.
Use a washer on each side of the bracket and tighten the nut securely.
The pliers make bending the strapping very easy. Bend once only. If you mess up, break it off and try again. Why? Because breaking the strapping is also very easy. Just bend it back and forth a few times.
Initially, I made the brakets wrong. They were too short and angled wrong. I made some larger brackets and attached the off the sides of the connectors. This allows me to attach them by driving the screw upward, rather than at a right angle toward myself. Whew!
We also have to construct a special bracket to hold the ballast. Notice in the picture that I made it just a tiny bit short (the gap between the counter and bracket). This will give it a snugger fit.