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Jippers 05-02-2010 05:19 AM

Ceiling Lighting Wiring Help - Urgent
 
Hi Everyone.. new here!

My better (or worse) half accidentally hit the lighting fixture in our kids bedroom this morning, subsequently breaking one of screw catches.

Now, I can wire and the rest of our property has the correct mounting plates but this is...different...

It needs a new lighting fixture and preferably I'd love to do it today but this looks a bit of a hash job to me..

Can anyone please advise how to sort this out etc?
Have attached pics of how it's looking...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...j/DSC00532.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...j/DSC00536.jpg
Thanks

John

oh'mike 05-02-2010 06:31 AM

Yikes---No box---You are going to have to install a box there..If you can get to it from above the job is fairly straight forward. Easiest would be a 4 inch box with a round ring.

If you must attack this from the ceiling side--consider using a box with an adjustable bracket--these are usually found at the Depot in the lighting section----they allow you to do the entire install through a hole no bigger than the box.(which is included in the kit)

They are a bit pricey at $12.00--But you can get the light in without having any drywall repair.

----Mike---

Jippers 05-02-2010 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 436427)
Yikes---No box---You are going to have to install a box there..If you can get to it from above the job is fairly straight forward. Easiest would be a 4 inch box with a round ring.

If you must attack this from the ceiling side--consider using a box with an adjustable bracket--these are usually found at the Depot in the lighting section----they allow you to do the entire install through a hole no bigger than the box.(which is included in the kit)

They are a bit pricey at $12.00--But you can get the light in without having any drywall repair.

----Mike---

Hi Mike thanks for the reply...I think I may end up doing so..

here is the view on the loft side of things...
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...j/DSC00544.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...j/DSC00548.jpg

There are two switches here, one wall and the other is a ceiling mounted pull cord hence all the black wiring...

all fun..

oh'mike 05-02-2010 07:05 AM

Look like you have a plan---Good luck--Have fun--Mike--

Jippers 05-02-2010 07:07 AM

well the plan is not to kill myself ...

:)


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