Step 1

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Add Hole to Bottom of Basket

Use a drill and paddle bit to make a 1-1/2" hole to the bottom of the basket. If you decide on a plug-in application rather than a hardwire application, this will allow proper width for a plug to fit through the hole, then plug into an outlet.

Step 2

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Strip Part of Wire Coating

Spaced about two inches from the pendant kit socket, cut through the white wire coating with multipurpose wire strippers.

Step 3

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Strip Ends of Wire

Use multipurpose wire strippers to cut away wire coating to expose wires.

Step 4

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Insert Wire into Conduit

Slide exposed wire through galvanized metal conduit and ceiling canopy.

Step 5

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Slide Cut Socket and Wire Through Basket

Insert cut socket and wire up into basket.

Step 6

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Reconnect Wires

Use butt splices and multipurpose wire strippers to attach the socket portion and the long coated wire portion of the pendant kit together.

Step 7

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Wrap Wires with Electrical Tape

Use electrical tape to hold the two portions of the wire kit firmly together.

Step 8

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Bind End of Rope

Unfurl rope from spool, then use a hot-glue gun to bind the end.

Step 9

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Wrap Conduit With Rope

Cover galvanized metal conduit and canopy with rope using hot-glue gun and glue sticks. Because there is a pre-drilled screw hole in ceiling canopy, it’s best to wrap the canopy with rope after it’s been installed to the ceiling.

Step 10

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Add Lightbulb

Screw light bulb into socket. 

Pro Tip

For a diffused look, consider adding a ready-made diffuser to the opening of the basket using finish screws and a drill. A do-it-yourself version can be made from a 24" x 24” sheet of acrylic cut with a jigsaw, then lightly sanded with fine-grit sandpaper.