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ceiling domes installation

tools and materials for ceiling domes installation

- Sponge or clean cloth.
- Putty Knife.
- Caulking gun.
- Flat head wood screws.
- Construction wire [stainless steel recommended].
- Elastomeric adhesive caulk.
- jig or Saber saw with fine cutting blade.
- Circular saw or carpenter's saw.
- Metal cutting twist drill bits.
- Hacksaw.
- Ceiling wallboard.
- Ceiling Joists and framing lumber.
- Shims.

before ceiling domes installation

- Check local building code requirements to ensure compliance. It is installer’s responsibility to conform to all code requirements.

- Installing ceiling domes is rated "professional - must have exceptional carpentry skills".

- Determine which ceiling domes installation method is to be followed by reading this ceiling domes installation instructions.

- it is recommended that any ceiling domes faux finishing be complete before installation.
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ceiling domes with lighting
ceiling domes with lighting
 

surface preparation for ceiling domes installation

- Clean all surfaces free of dirt and loose particles with a clean cloth or sponge.

- Make sure area is completely dry before installing ceiling domes.

- Invert ceiling domes and trace outline on ceiling.

- Measure and mark 3 inches in from the traced circle for cut line.

- For rimless ceiling domes installation, measure and mark 2 inches in from traced circle for cut line.

- Attach template to ceiling, trace template for cut line.

precautions for ceiling domes installation

- ALWAYS turn power off at breaker box prior to ceiling domes installation.

- DO NOT use ceiling domes to support the weight of the lighting or ceiling fan fixtures.

- DO NOT use the fixture or fan canopy to support ceiling domes in any way.

- ALWAYS follow light fixture and/or ceiling fan manufacturer's installation instructions for proper fixture support.
 

ceiling domes installation for new contraction

1. Ceiling domes MUST be installed before ceiling wallboard is installed with the option of installing ceiling domes up into ceiling joist or below joist.

2. It is highly recommended that ceiling domes installation be preplanned with ceiling domes frame-out below joists included on blueprints.

3. If installing ceiling domes onto ceiling joists is highly recommended that you consult a construction engineer before you can cut into ceiling joists, to insure that the load bearing properties of ceiling joists are not compromised.

4. Installing Below Joists Option: Skip next step.

5. Cutting Joist Option: Cut out necessary ceiling joists. Note: You may not need to remove all joists depending upon dome depth. Cut and install double supporting joists perpendicular to ceiling joist and install framing members parallel to ceiling joist. Shim out framing to ensure snug fit of dome [A and B].

6. Ceiling domes have hanger strips attached to back. On overhead joists, install wood screws over hanger strips of dome, leave -1/2" of screw head from the joist. Using construction wire, thread wire through hanger strips on dome and attach to screws installed on joist. Make sure dome is level [C] and secure.

7. Install ceiling board. Cut the board around dome leaving approximately 3” of ceiling board above the dome edges. Rimless 8. ceiling domes may be finished out using standard drywall finishing methods.

8. Apply electrometric adhesive caulk around ceiling domes edge, smooth excess adhesive/caulk around dome edge with your finger or putty knife [D]. Wipe off any excess adhesive/caulk with damp sponge.

9. Finish ceiling domes using a high-quality latex or oil-based paint.

ceiling domes installation for lay-in or suspended ceiling

1. Make a template as described in "Surface Preparation". DO NOT MARK OR CUT THE EXTRA 3" FOR ROUGH OPENING - CUT TEMPLATE TO EXACT DOME SIZE. Tape template to installation area and trace outline onto ceiling.

2. Cut through acoustical tiles with jig or saber saw, and metal framing using a hacksaw [F].

3. Ceiling domes have hanger strips attached to back. On overhead joists, install wood screws over hanger strips of dome, leave -1/2" of screw head from joist. Using construction wire through hanger strips on dome and attach to screws installed on joists [C].

4. Finish ceiling domes using a high-quality latex or oil-based paint.

ceiling domes installation when used with electrical lighting fixture

1. Follow instructions above for appropriate installation application in addition to the following steps.

2. When ceiling dome is to include and electrical fixture, measure the fixture canopy cover. Drill a hole in the center of the ceiling dome, making sure the hole is not larger than the fixture canopy cover.

a) If hole is less than -1/2" in diameter, use a metal cutting twist drill bit and cut from front of the ceiling dome.

b) For holes -1/2" to 2” in diameter, use a fine blade saw and cut from the front of the ceiling dome.

c) For holes more than 2” in diameter, use a jig or sager saw with a fine cutting blade and cut hole from back of the ceiling dome to prevent chipping.

3. Center and install support member to ceiling joists directly over dome for electrical junction box [A and B]. Feed wire through hole in ceiling dome before installing ceiling wallboard.

4. Make sure ceiling dome DOES NOT support the weight of the lighting or ceiling fan fixture.

5. Follow appropriate finishing instructions above.

6. Re-connect fixture or ceiling fan. Slide fixture canopy cover up to dome and tighten ring snug against dome. NOTE: You may need to purchase a longer thread pipe or down rod to anchor fixture or fan, as supplied pipe or rod may not accommodate dome thickness.

during ceiling domes installation always follow this safety suggestions:

-Follow good construction practices.
-When using power tools, adhesive and finishing materials (such as paint or stain), be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.
-Always wear safety goggles when using a power tool or hammer.
-Always use the right tool and/or equipment for the job.

General Precautions

Century ceiling domes function as a decorative element only, and are not designed to support electrical fixtures or provide any load bearing capacity. InvitingHome.com shall not be responsible if any failure to comply with these ceiling dome installation instructions results in the product failing to perform the purpose intended.

manufacturer warranty

Century Architectural Specialties warrants all its ceiling domes to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of three [3] years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not include damage or other problems resulting from improper installation, misuse or normal wear and tear. Century’s liability is limited to product replacement cost. It does not include freight or handling expenses, installation cost or any other costs or expenses incurred in connection with the purchase or use of our products.

 

NEVER NAIL INTO OR STRIKE SURFACE OF FIBERGLASS DOME WITH HAMMER OR OTHER SHARP OBJECTS. DOING SO WILL RESULT IN DAMAGE DOME SURFACE

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framing plan for ceiling domes

framing plan for ceiling domes


drawing of ceiling domes installation

cross section drawing of ceiling domes installation


thread wire through ceiling domes

thread wire through ceiling domes hangers and attach to ceiling joists


edges of ceiling domes

apply pintable caulk to edges of ceiling domes


large area around ceiling domes before installation

remove large area around ceiling domes before installation


suspended ceiling application of ceiling domes

lay-in or suspended ceiling application
 
CEILING DOMES