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Extend chain on Chandelier

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How do you make the chain longer on a chandelier?

 

Do you want to stretch out the chain or do you want to add additional links?  

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I guess additional links would look the best.  whats easier?

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I guess additional links would look the best.  whats easier?

 

Adding links is harder.  stretching existing much easier.  Look at light in elevation and lengthen it and if the stretch plan is in correct location it is easy peasy.  if not,  it will take more work.  

 

Of course if you had posted the light fixture in a plan in the beginning,  you would of had an answer much quicker.

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Scott, I noticed you did not post a link to the instructional video of adding links. That would be a really great thing for cathedral ceilings.

Chopsaw

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Not a video, but here's one way to extend the chain itself...

 

1.  Drop the fixture into the plan, take a 3D overview, delete surfaces to remove the top piece, and convert to symbol.

2.  Delete surfaces again, this time to remove everything except the top piece and some of the chain, and convert that to a 2nd symbol.

3.  Drop the 2 new symbols into a plan, position them correctly, and then convert that to a symbol.

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Thanks Michael, I like that as a practical solution as it gives a precise result. I little extra work to get a 10' chain for a 16' ceiling but doable.

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If you can stay away from the "chain" and just have a "rod" or "cord" then a strategically placed stretch plane will work great.  It's a lot easier.

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