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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's instructable Mason Jar Chandelier1 month ago
    Mason Jar Chandelier

    You're very welcome! Thank you for the kind word. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's instructable Mason Jar Chandelier1 month ago
    Mason Jar Chandelier

    That seems like it should work but like you, I'm not an electrician and recommend that you consult one before wiring.

    I did not knot the wires. They are screwed tightly into the busbar.

    At the time I think I paid a total of $150 most of which went to purchasing the 'antique' wiring.

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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's instructable Mason Jar Chandelier1 month ago
    Mason Jar Chandelier

    Buckilpe,The instructions for attaching the wires are below. As far as connecting the piggyback wires to your ceiling wiring, that is something that you'll need to decide for yourself or consult an electrician. I hope this helps!Step 6: Attach Electrical Grounding BarsPicture of Attach Electrical Grounding BarsOne of the best products ever invented is probably the Electric Grounding Bar. I used it to 'piggyback' all ten of the wires into two. The two wires will connect to the lead wires in the ceiling. The grounding bar is screwed into the junction (ceiling) box bottom as pictured below. I placed the bars close enough to the lamp cords but far enough away from each other as not to create a short. The corded lamp wire is poking through the pre-drilled holes. (Refer to Step 3 where you d...see more »Buckilpe,The instructions for attaching the wires are below. As far as connecting the piggyback wires to your ceiling wiring, that is something that you'll need to decide for yourself or consult an electrician. I hope this helps!Step 6: Attach Electrical Grounding BarsPicture of Attach Electrical Grounding BarsOne of the best products ever invented is probably the Electric Grounding Bar. I used it to 'piggyback' all ten of the wires into two. The two wires will connect to the lead wires in the ceiling. The grounding bar is screwed into the junction (ceiling) box bottom as pictured below. I placed the bars close enough to the lamp cords but far enough away from each other as not to create a short. The corded lamp wire is poking through the pre-drilled holes. (Refer to Step 3 where you drilled the box bottom wire holes.) You will be bringing each of the ten lamp wires through the pre-drilled holes in the box's bottom. Step 7: Split The Wires - Attach to Grounding BarPicture of Split The Wires - Attach to Grounding BarBarCompleted.JPGWiresPassedBtm.JPGNext, split the corded lamp wire so that the two wires are separated from each other, enough to reach each bar. Strip away 1/2" of the wire's insulation and insert into an open hole in the bar. Hand tighten using a Phillips screw driver the bar screws so that each wire is screwed to one side of the bar as pictured below. Using electrical tape, cover any exposed wire. (I used extra tape to ensure that non of the Rayon coded cord would be exposed.)Step 8: Construct & Mount Ceiling BoxPicture of Construct & Mount Ceiling BoxThe most difficult part of this project was creating a box for the wires to be housed and that could be mounted to our concrete ceilings. I wanted to make this as simple as possible so I designed a topless box. You can make this any size you want. I wanted something as narrow as possible but deep enough to hold the wires and hardware. I cut a basic rectangle shape (see parts list below) using a 1" x 8" pine board for the bottom of the box and 1/2" x 2" poplar for the sides. I screwed the sides to the bottom using pre-drilled and countersunk holes and then screwed six 1/2" brackets to the inside portion of the box sides. The brackets were then screwed to the ceiling using a concrete drill bit and drill.I am assuming that at this point you or someone else, (a licensed electrician perhaps?) has completed all of the appropriate wiring in the ceiling and on the wall switch. (I used a dimmer switch.) Have someone help you to lift the jars towards the ceiling as you place the box's bottom into place. Screw the box's bottom to the four sides, cover the holes and screws with wood putty and paint with color of your choice.

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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's instructable Mason Jar Chandelier3 months ago
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    Howdy! Glad that you like the design and that you're going to build it. I tested several different wattages of bulbs decided on 25W, as anything brighter caused the jars and wire to become very hot. Regarding appropriate lighting for your workspace, be aware that due to the Mason jar's thick bases you will get 'ringed' shadows on your table top.Hope this helps and good luck!

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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's forum topic Scrolling Backdrop for Video3 months ago

    Caitlinsdad: Many thanks for your reply and thoughts. I can see a bicycle wheel doing the trick and will try it along with a few other set-ups. Determining the paper weight and strength is another thing.... Again, Instructable People rock!! Gracias!!

    Kiteman: many thanks! I'm going to try a few different things and will post the the final solution once I determine what works best. Instructable People rock!!

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  • katlinbr commented on katlinbr's instructable Mason Jar Chandelier3 months ago
    Mason Jar Chandelier

    WOW! It looks great! Thanks for letting me know. Peace.

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