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Old 10-21-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if there are any supply houses or lighting places in New Jersey that deal with metric threads. I’ve never come across this before. I’m hanging 2 chandeliers and they have a rod and hook (no chain) attachment point. But the threaded lamp pipe is a metric thread and nobody knows what I’m taking about or where to direct me. Has anyone seen this before?
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Can anyone tell me if there are any supply houses or lighting places in New Jersey that deal with metric threads. Iíve never come across this before. Iím hanging 2 chandeliers and they have a rod and hook (no chain) attachment point. But the threaded lamp pipe is a metric thread and nobody knows what Iím taking about or where to direct me. Has anyone seen this before?
Is the fixture listed?
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I have no idea. I would imagine it’s not. It was hand made in a village in greese. However this home owner is also the mechanical contractor that keeps us busy all year long so needless to say ... it’s going up one way or another.
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title was different when he asked in Residential Forum

that one was closed

I don't know the answer anyway, though
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Somebody decided to close it and refer me to a DIY website. I’m a career electrician, but I seldom work in houses. Normally google can clear most of this up but I can’t find anything at all
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If you need metric nuts fastenal would probably have them on the shelf. if not they will get them. What size?


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Can you use something similar to this? How much does this thing weigh? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Westingh...-204836038-_-N


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what exactly are you looking for?
a threaded rod?
A nut?
bolts?
What size in metric?
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It measures 12mm fixtures weigh roughly 65lbs. Somehow I don’t believe in 2 10-32’s to hold these things up even if I sandwich the plate with two 12mm nuts
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65 pounds? Not listed?

1/2 redi-rod.

I was actually in your position 20 years or so ago. Stupid fixture won fixture of year at some contest. Dr. paid about 17 grand for it. Weighed maybe a pound but wasn't approved.

I never hung it. Never worked for the contractor again either. Oh well I found other work.

We can get weird stuff approved here for around $400 and we got metric stuff.
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12 mm seems like a od size. Most pipe size are 10mm or 15mm, and are not far off of 3/8' & 1/2" standard thread because it is British thread sizes.
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Can you cut the ends of the pipe off and rethread it?

Or find another pipe and rework the receiving part of the fixture?
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I would hang my fat ass off two 10-32 screws.
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10/32 machine screws effectively have a sheer strength of 125 lbs. Two added together will provide 250 lbs of load support. Unless Sabrina is more than 250 lbs he has nothing to worry about, and the op doesn't either.
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Understood, but that sh**y
Okey doke depot bracket is literally made of garbage. The rod itself is literally the decor of it all, the hook is part of the lamp pipe. The inside diameter is larger than 3/8” and the OD is 12mm (smaller than 1/2”) so my last ditch effort will be to hold it up with tie wire and hope for the best.
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