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Has anybody else had a problem with the canopy when installing these chandlier lifts? I hate these things because the last three I hung chandliers on, I had a problem with the canopies not being deep enough to cover the hanging hardware. They stop at about 3/4 inches from the ceiling and I cannot find a spacer or deep canopy.
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Friend of mine was questioning his EC's bid of $3500 to install one.
I went to his house and looked.
It was 30+' AFF.
I told him $3500 is a good deal. Lots of work, scaffolding, etc. Bigger job than most would imagine.
This was ≈10 years ago.
 

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I have installed a few... we just change out the threaded nipple to match. We usually have to get it machined, because the threads on the lift are not the same as the fixture. I don't recall what they are at them moment, but something like 3/8 IPS thread and the other is 3/8 NPT I think.

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I'd like to say mine was an Aladdin as well. The existing box, if I remember was a pancake or saddle right on the truss so it involved some carpentry, which we had some on hand. I still don't remember the box being a problem.
 

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The canopy that came with the chandlier is only 3/4 inches deep and the fixture hickey thing is almost 1 1/4 inches. The nipples are close and bottomed out so it cannot be made to fit in the 3/4 " canopy. I had to bogger up the canopy again.
 

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Did the same distributor supply both the light and lift?
The lift has been installed for over 20 years. The customer called me to replace the old chandlier and the new one had a shallow canopy. I called the manufacturer and they said they do not have a deeper canopy and Aladin did not have a different hickey. I wound up using two canopies and hot gluing them together to make a deep canopy. I could not find a deep canopy or a thick medallion anywhere. Next time I will have the carpenter make something out of Azak. Nobody will see it 20 feet in the air.
 

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I’ve been in that situation, since they were both new, I threw it back into the suppliers lap. They sent a new canopy that was deeper and it worked.
That is what I SHOULD have done with the first one I installed years ago. And the second, but I never learn. This was for a good customer who after 20 years was changing all the light fixtures in the house.
 

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The lift has been installed for over 20 years. The customer called me to replace the old chandlier and the new one had a shallow canopy. I called the manufacturer and they said they do not have a deeper canopy and Aladin did not have a different hickey. I wound up using two canopies and hot gluing them together to make a deep canopy. I could not find a deep canopy or a thick medallion anywhere. Next time I will have the carpenter make something out of Azak. Nobody will see it 20 feet in the air.
Had a job last week where customer-furnished medallions were 1 1/2" thick at center, I installed 1 1/2" octagon extensions
 

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On one or two occasions, I've climbed into the attic and adjusted the length of the conduit under the Aladdin lift. A Phillips screwdriver is all you need.
That will raise or lower the 4" octagon box and contact plate. By raising it, you can allow for that 1 1/2" nipple/hickey.
If it won't raise any farther, I've placed 3/4" or 1-1/2" wood under the strut of the lift.
 

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On one or two occasions, I've climbed into the attic and adjusted the length of the conduit under the Aladdin lift. A Phillips screwdriver is all you need.
That will raise or lower the 4" octagon box and contact plate. By raising it, you can allow for that 1 1/2" nipple/hickey.
If it won't raise any farther, I've placed 3/4" or 1-1/2" wood under the strut of the lift.
Thanks for the idea. Next time I will check it out.
 
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