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Old 05-12-2018, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Here's what I do on EVERY job. Leave the hot wire buried in the ceilind. AFTER the top is installed, I lay out the lights on the top, and use a laser plumbob to mark the ceiling. Drill the hole for the light, stick yer hand in the hole and pull out the hot, simply loop to the next light when you drill it.
Pretty smuckin fart !
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:28 AM
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Ours is 14 1/2 feet long we went with three and love it
Help a brother out and post a pic !
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I got your message and I hope this is what you were looking for, please excuse all the honey on the kitchen island
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Help a brother out and post a pic !
I posted one above
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Help a brother out and post a pic !
See post number 15 and my most recent post
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My only issue is if you are looking "through" one if it's an open plan.

I don't like one directly over the sink, especially if I can see the TV from there.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:17 PM
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My only issue is if you are looking "through" one if it's an open plan.

I don't like one directly over the sink, especially if I can see the TV from there.
Isn’t that what women do? Wash dishes? Just kidding
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:22 PM
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If they were the thinner ones, 5 would be right. But 12" is a large pendant. I'd do 3 or 4. I love a lot of light, but I think 12" wide is huge to have 5 of them.

An alternative is to take some string, cut out a 12" circle (5 of them) and go at it with some thumb tacks.
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Isn’t that what women do? Wash dishes? Just kidding
Ha, yea right.

Much like our ability to hit the golf course all day Saturday, and watch football all day Sunday while the wife handled the kids.....those days are long gone.
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Ha, yea right.

Much like our ability to hit the golf course all day Saturday, and watch football all day Sunday while the wife handled the kids.....those days are long gone.
yup.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Just an opinion but 5 lights would look busy. Aesthetics are important; you can light the whole kitchen with properly spaced cans and use the pendants for decoration.
agreed. Less is more. Three max. Any item interrupting your sight line needs to be minimalized. Just MHO of course.

We have pendants w Edison bulbs, and a bunch of cans. Pendants are on for special occasions only, cans nightly.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post

And to also add, we have can lights also above and use Edison bulbs in the Hanging lights
no offence but thats about the weirdest design job ever with flooring on the roof and miss matched everything lol
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No offense taken. The floor on the ceiling is cypress t&g that I cut off my property.
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Thanks Stephen ! Looks great.
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Zero. Use recessed lights and dump the pendants. They are always in the way. You can always retrofit the pendants into the cans later if you must have them, but try without first. We have 5 cans over the island and a total of 12 in the kitchen.
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Builder emailed us yesterday and gave us a link to supplier to pick out pendant lights. Lights we picked are about 12” in diameter. The island is 15 ‘ long. How many pendants should we go with? Want it well lit and lights on a dimmer.
Every 24 inches and dont forget one centered over the sink. My wife has sets of different color glass globes she likes to change with the seasons.
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Three.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
No offense taken. The floor on the ceiling is cypress t&g that I cut off my property.
I like the look of that ceiling - doubly so given you harvested it yourself.
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post

Zero. Use recessed lights and dump the pendants. They are always in the way. You can always retrofit the pendants into the cans later if you must have them, but try without first. We have 5 cans over the island and a total of 12 in the kitchen.
I'm with you here. Slowly I'm seeing the hanging pendant fad disappearing. That was one thing that my GF didn't get in our new kitchen.
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post

Zero. Use recessed lights and dump the pendants. They are always in the way. You can always retrofit the pendants into the cans later if you must have them, but try without first. We have 5 cans over the island and a total of 12 in the kitchen.
That is some sharp looking kitchen...I mean clean. Don't want my wife to ever see it.
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