How to install a chandelier in the suspended ceiling
Stretch ceiling is interesting, first of all,the unusual texture of a flat surface. So flat that even I can not believe my eyes. How you can create such a miracle, most of us have is (educational activities of the various thematic television repair in this sense can not be overestimated). On television, a specialist team in bright overalls smartly mounted suspended ceiling, the next shot - and now finished surface of the ceiling decorated with a chandelier ... But see how installing chandeliers in the suspended ceiling, while hearing a detailed explanation is usually not possible. Most likely, the thing razbezhnosti interests of companies sponsoring the TV show with the interests of viewers who want to learn how to hang a chandelier. We can not say that the explanations in the manner of "how to hang a chandelier on the suspended ceiling," are not within the competence of the creators of these programs, just the main goal remains the promotion of the advertised product. Let's examine the difference between the installation of chandeliers in the suspended ceiling of the commonly used method of mounting the chandelier from the ceiling of the concrete slabs.
- Fixing chandelier hook
- How to Hang a chandelier in the bar
- Fixing with a Phillips Strap
The choice of chandeliers - a crucial moment. Stretch ceiling is, in fact, film or fabric, stretched and fastened on a special profile (it is called "baguette"). By heating the film becomes more elastic and stretches. When choosing a chandelier, you should pay attention to models with the safest possible location of light bulbs in order to avoid heating the fabric of PVC. Also note the chandelier base: it must not have sharp edges.
For installation, you must mount the fixture onthe main ceiling before mounting tension. View of the fasteners depends on the model chosen chandeliers and the method of its mounting. Chandelier can be mounted on a ceiling hook on the mounting plate or on a cross-shaped plate.
Fixing chandelier hook
Installing chandelier on the hook - the easiest anda reliable method of fixation, to him the least trouble. Chandelier set with the bowl is removed, without bulbs. If you are happy owner of the apartment, the hole for the hook chandelier installation and wiring summed channel plate has prudently made builders. Mounted on a hook in the concrete slab of the ceiling, with a special anchor or anchors.
The hook should be set to the required height(So that after installation of decorative lamps cup fits snugly against the ceiling). To display hook and lead wires must be cut in an already established Stretch ceilings hole (tentative efforts to a nearby port gluing plastic termokoltsa site). It is important to carefully sizing the entire circumference.
After the glue has dried, cut the hole insiderings. Then you should hang a chandelier on the hook, attach the leads, and raise up constructively provided a decorative cap that hides maloestetichny hook and place the electrical connection. Further, the cap is fixed in position.
How to Hang a chandelier in the bar
On the mounting plate (metal profile withpins, which puts on the base of the chandelier) installed most modern chandeliers - strap attached to the kit. To properly mount the chandelier of this type in the suspended ceiling, it is necessary to make a pre-special base - wooden bar.
The height of the block of wood should be selectedso that its plane is lower in level with the plane of the stretch ceiling. The bar must be securely attached to the main ceiling with dowels and screws. Dowel holes in concrete slabs made punch. After installation of stretch ceiling for output wiring is cut a hole in it (gain termokoltsom holes - a prerequisite), then gently stretched on top of the ceiling, attach the mounting plate (check the bar in the presence of burrs). Fasten the bar to the bar with screws, holes within the limited termokoltsom. It is important to choose the size of the screws so that they withstand the weight of the chandelier. Connect the connecting wires. At the base of the mounting bracket set of chandeliers, combining stud bracket with base holes and fasten decorative nuts (also included in the complete set of lamps).
Consider how to properly hang the chandelier toceiling if it is constructive assembly is provided using a cruciform strips. Usually, since the massive chandeliers mounted with a broad base rounded or rectangular. Installation chandeliers Phillips mount also requires adequate preparation and pre-installation of special support base.
Wooden platform cut out of plywood, thickness 10-12mm, respectively, the size of the spider in the center it is necessary to drill a hole for the wires.
In the corners of the platform to be attachedMetal legs made of galvanized sheet metal, with their help, the resulting structure is attached to the main ceiling with dowels and screws. The height of the platform is determined by the length of the legs, sorazmerte it with the level of stretch ceiling.
After installation of stretch ceiling Phillipsplate is attached to the platform, fittings made screws. Any place puncture the PVC film needs to be strengthened plastic or termokoltsom. You can make a few holes in the film (as you remember, reinforced) - for mounting straps for wiring output, but you can make one hole - a much larger, enhanced by plastic in order to avoid the spread of leaf ceiling.
Next, attach the wires. To set a cruciform bracket attached fixture similar to the method described above. With the only difference that there will be more decorative nuts. Chandelier should fit snugly to the ceiling plane, without the distortions and indentation.
Working with PVC ceiling requires special carein the selection of fasteners. Remember, before you hang a chandelier on the drywall, make sure the design was constructed of reinforced profiles around the site of the alleged fixing. In fact, fixing was carried out through the drywall sheets to the metal profile. Film ceiling representing spanned the web can not be the basis of a reliable fixture, by definition, so before you hang a chandelier, the relevant training. Fastening fixtures carried by the ceiling to the basic application of load bearing structural elements. Furthermore, the PVC film is sensitive to heat, which leads to power limitations of the lamps. The most convenient use of energy saving lamps (LED or fluorescent), for producing a smaller amount of heat during their operation. It is advisable to choose a chandelier with lampshades direction down or sideways.
We looked at how to hang a chandelier on the ceiling,Execution of PVC film, not dwelling on the connecting power consciously, because all electrical wiring work better to trust an electrician. connecting principle be the same in all cases. The most important thing - carefully observe safety measures should disconnect the power supply to the panel. The wires must be clean of insulation, followed by special contacts to connect the wires. When you need to observe polarity (if chandelier with LED lamps) need to determine the phase wire with the help of the indicator. Wiring is carried out in accordance with the attached diagram. Then, carefully hide the wires in a decorative cup chandeliers, light bulbs are screwed, we turn on the shield and check the operation.