Chandelier assembly – one base two levels (8+4)

 

Chandelier assembly may be daunting at first sight, however it is quite simple and rather rewarding  when you see what you have achieved.

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First of all find the central stem and suspend it in a position where you have plenty of room or directly on a chandelier hook.  Make sure that the chandelier is out of reach of children and animals so that neither comes to any harm.

 

 

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Unscrew the lower most nut and take off the glass dishes and wire cover, placing the parts in a row so you know how to put these back on.

 

 

 

 

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Take the nut of an arm and place into the base plate, put the nut back on and tighten up. Tighten only enough so the arm stays in position.  Over tightening will force the crew out of the arm socket and the arm would need replacing.

 

 

E24Do the same to arm 2…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…3..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E21

Do the same to the outer layer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So all arms are in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E14

Put all blue wires together and secure in a connector.  Put all brown wires together and secure in a connector.

 

 

 

 

 

E13

Put the wire cover and glass dishes back on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E12

From now on all the chandeliers assembly differs so I will be specific to 10740 8+4.

Put glass rings on outer arms 7. and hang trimmings C on.

 

 

 

 

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Add trimmings B onto the the end of arms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hang trimming A onto the top and bottom dish.

 

 

 

 

 

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Put chain F onto the inverted top dish and hang trimming H onto the end of this chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Put chain E onto the ends of inner arms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E7

Connect the loose chains from the upper splitter from chain F to the splitter of chain E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E6

Hang chain D from splitter on chain E to the neighbouring splitter on chain E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E5

Place dishes onto the arms and hang the loose chains from the lower splitter of chain F onto the trimmings eye on the dish.

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E2

Place tubes onto the lamp holder.

 

 

 

 

 

E3

Place the glass tubes over the candle tubes and the ball G onto the bottom nut and you are ready for the light bulbs and hanging in the final position.

My favourite chandelier cleaning so far

 

This chandelier is absolutely gorgeous and at first glance doesn’t look too bad as the large crystals were cleaned now and then. But looks can and often are deceptive.

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Crystals from the picture above are photographed in detail below.

 

 

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In this case cleaning in position was not an option due to the type and amount of dirt.  There are several types of dirt, for example near a beach there would be sand, near busy roads in cities you would have greyish exhaust fumes deposits, in this case flies, humidity, temperature and time combination resulted in brown, baked on coat that resembles a wood vanish only is harder to clean.  I had to take all the trimmings of and do my triple soak as the water was way too dirty after the initial soaks to wash the crystals in.  At this point the hard work starts, the scrubbing of every single crystal with a brush as the dirt will not let go without a vigorous help.  I have accumulated number of brushes to cover a wide variety of shapes and sizes of crystals.  After this good rinse in clean water with few drops of vinegar and polishing.  It is important to dry crystals properly as any water droplets will result in streaks.

If you do everything right you will end up with …

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… an absolutely Fabulous Chandelier!!!!!
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