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Old 10-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Cracking ceiling around chandelier


3 weeks ago I put up a chandelier in my dining room. There was currently a bar/box already up there. Now just tonight I notice that the opposite way of the ceiling beams there are cracks developing. In the ceiling out a few feet from the chandelier, some are closer. The room above it is unfinished, plywood floors. I will be happy to provide more info. Does anyone have any insight? Is it going to come crashing down? Is it like a couch with just normal wear and tear? Thank you

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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You needed a fan box not just a bakalite box with the expandable legs.
It will come down if it's not fixed.
http://www.simsupply.com/p-19395-cei...ith-brace.aspx


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Whats a bakalite with expandable legs? Any chance it could be something else? Reason being is I thought there was one up there already? I had actually purchased one but upon install it looked like there was one. I also didn't see amy cracks until today. Please let me know. Thank u
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The concern is that you probably have a standard light box in your ceiling, not a fan/chandelier rated box. I would take the chandelier down, leaving it down, and post a picture of what kind of box is in the ceiling.
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If it looks something like this it's not going to work.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ec...&storeId=10051
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