DIY Industrial Wall Pipe Lamp Tutorial / Build Guide


They don’t call it a light bulb moment
for no good reason. With great ideas, come great lights. Today we’re gonna supersize
this baby and put it on the wall balls to the walls so we bought this industrial lamp off
carousel a couple months back and absolutely loved it since we’re already
renovating the office we wanted to have a massive version of this as the
backdrop of one of our sets after surfing online for hours and not finding
one with the right size or design for this surface we decided to get our hands
dirty and make one ourselves let’s get crackin let’s get crackin quezada buddha
dee doo dee da dee first and foremost it is always good to sketch out your design
just to get a general idea of what it will look like you should then break it
down to figure out the lengths of the individual types as well as the types of
fittings required next pick up the parts according to your schematics for our
design we went for half-inch GI pipes and the blocks at our hardware store
even helped us cut and thread the pipes according to our specifications oh yeah
make sure that you grab fittings of the right size according to your pipes after
that let the cleaning commence chain sounds like Hunger Games start off by
rubbing your pipes with some paint thinner to get rid of any excess
threading oil or grease Alain was very happy to do all the dirty work since I
was working the camera you should also soak your fittings
before giving them a good scrub with a wire brush this will remove any rust
that may have formed why the fittings were sitting on the shelves now let’s
put them all together since the cutting and threading process isn’t actually a
hundred percent accurate make sure that you take that into consideration and
leave some tolerances in your measurements it is a good idea to have a
can of wd-40 handy just to help work some of the joints that just won’t birch
our light fixture was quite large so it took us about three hours to fully
assemble the whole thing your mileage may vary you don’t need to take it all
apart before you start wiring so this is a good chance for you to replace any
pipes of fittings that just won’t fit in moving on to the wiring
now I’m no certified electrician so please take my instructions with a grain
of salt or more like a ton of salt roughly measure the lengths of the
cables before passing them through your pipes and fittings according to the
position of your light sockets here’s one of our ghetto solutions to
navigating a tea fitting you’re welcome next you need to connect your sockets to
the wires start off by removing the black sleeve
we used a pair of scissors but feel free to use wire strippers if you have them do the same with the hot and neutral
wires ours with blue and brown but you may get them in other color combinations
such as black and white it really doesn’t matter then connect a brown or
hot wire to the hot contact and a blue or neutral wire to the neutral terminal with the wiring done it’s time to prep
your light fixture for painting we used electrical tape to cover all the
sockets and brass accessories but feel free to use painters tape if you have
any go grab your spray-paint safety goggles and masks and you’re set
remember to give you can a good shake before you get to work it is important
that you spray paint in a well-ventilated area but away from
direct sunlight also you should avoid windy days altogether to prevent dirt
and debris from blowing onto the wet paint wait for the first coat of paint
to get sufficiently dry before applying another two to three coats dum-dum-dum dum-dum-dum
I wanna see it pain and pain and be back oh sorry
once the paint is dry you’ll have to wire the light fixture to a switch strip
the sleeves burn your wires like before then separate and organize the hot and
neutral wires before connecting them to a wire connector or nut before we begin with the next step make
sure that you’ve turned off the power at your circuit breaker box when we
renovated our office we got an electrician to run cables from our
breaker panel to two separate switches which then connects to the desired
location of our light fixture if you’re pretty new to DIY we recommend that you
do the same now wire up your light fixture to the
wall and perform a test to make sure that everything works properly finally it’s time to get the light
fixture mounted to the wall since our wall is made out of a couple
layers of plywood we just used a portable drill to mount the flanges
straight to the wall if your wall is not strong enough consider mounting your
light fixture on to the studs instead but depending on the size of your
fixture you might want another set of hands to help hold it up let there be light so this is the finished bill we have
eight light bulbs wired to two different switches we even added a little tap
right here and a vacuum gauge right here if you thought this video or what we’ve
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and we’ll see you next time focus on me dude focus focus on me yeah I shine
brighter than the lights better syncing

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