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#54938 - 08/11/05 08:04 PM Tying up fixtures?
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Is it a common practice to tie up a fixture on the trim that is designed to hang over a table?
I just heard about a law suit because the dining room fixture was nose height and some woman walked into it when they were moving in.
It goes on but you get the picture.

Is it a normal practice to temporarily tie up a fixture that is designed to hang lower?
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#54939 - 08/11/05 09:19 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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There is a simple thing called "Watch where you are walking" too.
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#54940 - 08/11/05 09:24 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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Y'all don't live around here do'ya?

Our lawyers pounce on statements like that :-(
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#54941 - 08/11/05 09:53 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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No kiddin'.

You'll probably get sued for tying up too though.
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#54942 - 08/11/05 11:13 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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Ah, Mike, the good ol' British-Anzac grin-and-bear it mentality. Cut my hand off by an act of gross negligence? Never mind! I've got another one!!
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#54943 - 08/11/05 11:44 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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Exactly Alan,
All we seem to hear these days is "It's not my fault".
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#54944 - 08/12/05 03:26 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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Shoot, just did one the other day where the HO left a note: "Please leave enough slack so I can put the chandelier over my dining room table." Kinda difficult for me to gauge since there wasn't any furniture in the house and this was a big darn room.
Already low ceilings (7') left that fixture so low it's the first chandelier I've ever seen that someone could trip over.

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#54945 - 08/12/05 07:16 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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John, I always place them at 66" AFF which I thought was standard. If the place is empty I tie it up with an S hook, because I'm afraid someone will run into it, like myself, and break it.
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#54946 - 08/12/05 08:02 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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Clients ask me how high it should hang. I tell them it's just right when it hits me in the forehead.

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#54947 - 08/12/05 10:25 PM Re: Tying up fixtures?
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My last vist it my local Ikea store revealed the "ideal" height for a lamp over a dining room table is 55cm.

Who knew?
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