How to Install a Wooden Ceiling Cup (Step by Step Guide 2022 + Video)

Welcome to a new Guides and Tips blog where we will show you how to install a wooden ceiling cup step by step. This guide applies also to any ceiling cup that’s out there on the market.

Most times people believe they need an electrician to install a ceiling cup, which is true most of the times however, you could also do it yourself easily.

Three types of ceilings

There are three different types of ceilings we will go through today:

1) The United States and Canadian ceiling cup: In these houses, you will most commonly find a metallic component on the ceiling. The diameter of this hole is usually 10 cm (3.9 inches). There are also three wires hanging from the ceiling.


2) The European and Greek ceiling cup: The wires are hanging straight from the ceiling. We provide UPAS to drill holes to attach the ceiling cup.


3) The Swag style: The cup will be hanged from a hook or any other component. In this case, bear in mind that the cup might not sit well.

In our package, we provide you with all the components you need to install your pendant light in any of these 3 types of ceilings.

3 types of ceilings

First option – US/CA Houses

Firstly, you need to turn off the main switch from your power circuit. This job requires an electrician as there is a danger of electrocution. Always check if the current still flows with a tester.

The first thing you need to do, once you grab the wooden ceiling cup, is to unscrew the golden screws attached to the sides of the cup. Then, detach the metallic component which is already on the canopy.

Place the metallic component on the ceiling rose and screw both sides with the screws provided in the package we have sent you (if you haven’t bought a light from us, then your ceiling cup will definitely have a pair of screws with its package). We also provide an extra small cable to attach the ground wire to the hole you will use for the screws.

Screw the electric terminal block to the wires hanging from the wooden ceiling cup, then screw the ones hanging from the ceiling.

Last part of this installation process is to screw the golden screws on the metallic component, which is now installed on the ceiling. Once you do it, your wooden ceiling cup is successfully installed on the ceiling. Congratulations!!!

Second Option – European/Greek houses

Firstly, you need to turn off the main switch from your power circuit. This job requires an electrician as there is a danger of electrocution. Always check if the current still flows with a tester.

Again, once you grab the wooden ceiling cup, you need to unscrew the golden screws attached to the sides of the cup. Then, detach the metallic component which is already on the canopy.

Place the metallic component on the ceiling and mark its two sides with a pencil. Once you do, drill holes on the marked spots and place the upas given inside the ceiling. Once you do, use the screws to place the metallic component on the ceiling where you drill the holes for the upas.

Screw the electric terminal block to the wires hanging from the wooden ceiling cup, then screw the ones hanging from the ceiling.

Last part of this installation process is to screw the golden screws on the metallic component, which is now installed on the ceiling. Once you do it, your wooden ceiling cup is successfully installed on the ceiling. Congratulations!!!

Third Option – The Swag Style

Once again, you need to turn off the main switch from your power circuit. This job requires an electrician as there is a danger of electrocution. Always check if the current still flows with a tester.

Again, once you grab the wooden ceiling cup, you need to unscrew the golden screws attached to the sides of the cup. Then, detach the metallic component which is already on the canopy.

Inside the wooden cup, there is a black component with a screw on its side. You need to unscrew it, grab the wire and pull it till it’s at least four fingers from where it was.

Detach the electric terminal block from the wires. We provide a plastic component with two holes in it. You need to put the wire from one hole to the other like a knot. Once you do, place this plastic component on the hook of the ceiling. Reattach the electric terminal block to all wires.

As mentioned, there is a change here that the ceiling cup might not sit well.

 attaching a ceiling cup on the ceiling

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have now mastered your skills in attaching a ceiling cup on the ceiling. There is also a video provided to guide you through the process.

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