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#45154 - 11/19/04 05:15 PM hickeys and nipples
nov Offline

Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 70
Loc: New Jersey
does anyone know of a company that has a light mounting kit for sale. What I am looking for is a set of nipple runs 1\8" 1\4" and 3\8". then some hickeys and fixture bars, and bushings and maybe some deep canopies. Basically a nice set to install lights in some of these 100 plus year old homes that I am constantly in.

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#45155 - 11/19/04 06:18 PM Re: hickeys and nipples
Electric Eagle Offline

Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 928
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
One of the lighting stores in my area gives out packs just like you described. They call them builder kits. They don't charge for them, they know that many fixtures will need a different bracket or might be missing parts, so they head off the problem before it happens. You might ask a lighting store in your area if they do the same.

#45156 - 11/19/04 06:38 PM Re: hickeys and nipples
Dallas Offline

Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 159
Loc: North Salem, IN 46165
There used to be a company called Renovator's Supply, or Renovator's Resource, something along those lines, that sold replica parts for the classic older homes, even up to the Bungalow style of the 40's. They had a fair amount of electrical parts for "luminaires" along with push button switches, ornate covers and such. I don't know if they're still around, though.

#45157 - 11/19/04 07:07 PM Re: hickeys and nipples
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
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#45158 - 11/19/04 10:07 PM Re: hickeys and nipples
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Stay away from the "Box" stores... the one by me had a six pack of 3/8 nipples I tried to use one time. They didn't quite fit...

Then I remembered the reason I bought my Klein 6-in-1 tap tool, and looked at the back of the package.

There, in black ink: Made in China

Nothin' against 'em, but "Chinese Standard Thread" doesn't fit our version all the time.

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 11-20-2004).]

#45159 - 11/20/04 05:43 AM Re: hickeys and nipples
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I was expecting something else!

#45160 - 11/20/04 08:31 AM Re: hickeys and nipples
watthead Offline

Registered: 10/13/01
Posts: 182
Loc: South Carolina
Me too scott! With a title like that, I was expecting a story about changing the pink lights in one of those bars with poles on the stage.

#45161 - 11/20/04 08:33 AM Re: hickeys and nipples
Sir Arcsalot Offline

Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Lynden, Washington
Me three!
No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.

#45162 - 11/20/04 12:08 PM Re: hickeys and nipples
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
Flasback to my high school days

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#45163 - 11/21/04 09:46 AM Re: hickeys and nipples
capt al Offline

Registered: 06/20/04
Posts: 203
Loc: Norton, Ma USA
Nov, check at a supply house that has a lighting dept. Angelo Products made a nice kit I purchased at a local supply house awhile back. It came in a case you could keep in your truck with all sorts of fixture parts. It worked well for me in old homes.


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