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Tips for removing a chandelier and replacing with a pendant

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Salik, 29 Sep 2021.

  1. Salik

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    Well the wife has finally gone and sold the chandelier in the bedroom. Which is great because it is ugly.

    These are mounted so different in USA.

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    What's the simplest way really, as the connection will be under two layers of insulation and I'll probably have to lie down to get at it. Imagine I won't be able to disconnect it through a very small hole.

    I'm replacing it with a basic pendant - the kind you get from wilko.
     
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    Show a closer pic please.

    There is probably an ornamental brass bell at the top concealing the works, that can be unscrewed.
     
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    Recomend this firm for removal .
     
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  5. Salik

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    I'd be surprised if there are connection in there. Be a very tiny box if so.
     
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    There's only one way to find out.
     
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    Probably just a loose connector shoved into a hole in the ceiling. There isn't likely to be any box or enclosure, those two screws will go straight into the ceiling or a wooden piece behind.
     
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    It's got to come down anyway, so remove the screws and drop the fitting to see what's behind.
     
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    That fitting looks heavy and likely a 2 man job.
    How much you sell it for, i quite like it, the Bulbs were making it look rough
     
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    I'll check with the wife but you'd have to come round to collect it in Ribble Valley! Essex is a loooong way.

    She might take £50 for it.
     
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    I think it's straight into a truss.

    The wife will get annoyed as she holds it up while I look. LOL
     
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    I think it's straight into a truss.

    The wife will get annoyed as she holds it up while I look. LOL
     
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    I came to this thread because I was sure to find this video :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Was not an offer :) was just curious as you said she had sold it, but thanks anyway.
    I would say thats easy worth 50 and if you was local, i would even take it down and fit your new one, I have a similar one on my stairwell, not everyones taste but I like it.
     
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    Could do with transparent candle shaped LEDs on a dimmer, than it would look good.

    We've got other ones that we'd like to get rid of but might not be to your taste.
     
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    What, the wife is?

    Sorry, couldn't resist it.
     
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