Chandelier installation

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    Hi guys will be putting my chandelier up tommorow is it just the matter of drilling the holes and connecting all 3 wires and fuse I need to change or anything else
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    Make sure it's into a solid piece of wood and not hanging from plasterboard
     
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    Yes will do about the wiring straight plug in ?
     
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    In theory a ceiling rose should take a load of 5 kg. So you just unplug the ceiling rose [​IMG] and wire in the chandelier and plug back in. However in the main we don't have plug in ceiling roses and often they will not support 5 kg. My arms are weak and holding a chandelier up while wiring it is not my idea of fun, so for me step one is plug in ceiling rose.
     
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    I’ve opened it up and have 3 I was only expecting 1 ? Would I have to put 3 of each into as pictured below or ?
     

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    Read the thread above regarding your three cables.

    One of the cables is the switch drop, the other two form the lighting ring. So no, you dont just join all the wires up. You need to identify the switch drop, hopefully it has red/brown tape on the black/blue wire.
     
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    This is exactly what I thought when I read the title :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Probably not a good idea to have parted all the wires, you may now have a problem identifying what is what and likely have no lights in the next room now
     
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    Yep one of the kitchen lights stopped working
     
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    The one on the car right had a green and yellow wrap around it
     
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    Could be to identify it, so you will need to remember that one, mark it with a biro or something
     
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    Ok will do
     
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