ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
AC-DC stage Ultra-Fast charger, how it's made?
by fedemussi - 06/24/22 10:22 AM
Childrens safety outlets
by dsk - 06/17/22 02:42 AM
Your favourite food?
by NORCAL - 06/16/22 12:06 AM
Price action trading with RENKO
by gfretwell - 06/15/22 02:08 PM
Please Help Wiring DCDC Buck Converter
by gfretwell - 06/15/22 01:58 PM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 5 guests, and 13 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 60
C
Charles Offline OP
Member
Probably a bit out of the scope of this forum, but I've been in a lot of castles and things like that in Europe and have even seen electrified candle chandeliers and such here in North America, but how exactly is it usually done here?

For fixtures with no internal cavities to contain junction points and no hollow arms, the conductors follow the the shape of the arms, but how are junctions made for fixtures with multiple arms?

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,298
Likes: 6
Member
Charles:
Based on who is doing the work, is it a 'budget' or 'what-it-takes'.

Over the years, I have done a few; basically I had a shop capable of fabricating a 'splice box' that was a close or exact match to the design and metal of the fixture. Bushed wiring entry points from the arms, and a stem for access to the 120 volt box......

I also had a good relationship with two (2) lamp shops...unfortunatley....both have been gone, (retired or passed on). Craftsmen are getting hard to find, as well as the various parts and materials needed, with the Big Box knocking out almost all 'mom & pop operations



John
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,495
T
Member
If there aren't too many arms the individual wires are often run up to the ceiling and connected directly to the feed (works for up to like 4 arms). Typical hack jobs like I saw in a Hungarian castle involve twisted and taped flying splices - what else would you have guessed when it's a hack job.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
mxslick
mxslick
Atomic City, ID USA
Posts: 806
Joined: October 2004
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 7
triple 3
dobler 2
Asset 2
Popular Topics(Views)
292,895 Are you busy
224,928 Re: Forum
210,354 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5