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Tying up fixtures? #54938
08/11/05 11:04 PM
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gfretwell  Offline
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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?


Greg Fretwell
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Re: Tying up fixtures? #54939
08/12/05 12:19 AM
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There is a simple thing called "Watch where you are walking" too.

Re: Tying up fixtures? #54940
08/12/05 12:24 AM
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Y'all don't live around here do'ya?

Our lawyers pounce on statements like that :-(


Greg Fretwell
Re: Tying up fixtures? #54941
08/12/05 12:53 AM
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No kiddin'.

You'll probably get sued for tying up too though.


Sam, San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Tying up fixtures? #54942
08/12/05 02:13 AM
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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!! [Linked Image]
Alan


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Re: Tying up fixtures? #54943
08/12/05 02:44 AM
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Exactly Alan, [Linked Image]
All we seem to hear these days is "It's not my fault". [Linked Image]

Re: Tying up fixtures? #54944
08/12/05 06:26 PM
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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. [Linked Image]
Already low ceilings (7') left that fixture so low it's the first chandelier I've ever seen that someone could trip over. [Linked Image]

-John

Re: Tying up fixtures? #54945
08/12/05 10:16 PM
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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.

Re: Tying up fixtures? #54946
08/12/05 11:02 PM
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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.

Dave

Re: Tying up fixtures? #54947
08/13/05 01:25 AM
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u2slow  Offline
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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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