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Old 01-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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hi im trying to find out how to fit a chandelier in a middle floor flat when i cant find the joist and the ceiling is plasterboard

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Explain:
1) if you know where joists are but you don't want to use them (because not centered)
2) weight of lighting fixture
3) how wiring for power and a switch will be installed

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Not exactly sure of your question but it sounds like you are trying to mount a heavy chandelier where there is no support. You need to use a box to mount the light and you'll need to run the wires to it as well as a switch location. Determine where you want to mount it. Get a heavy fan box like this one...

http://www.legrand.us/passandseymour...x#.UOiYwHf-lug

You'll need to find a source of power. Either an existing circuit or run a new circuit from the panel.
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... middle floor flat ...
I assume that your use of the term flat indicates you are in a place other than the US?


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all the light socket etc is there but i want to hang a chandelier instead of a shade and i cant find the joist to take the weight, as im middle floor flat is there joists lol havent a clue and neither did my handyman
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You have no clue which country you live in??

Electrical codes and practices are different depending on where you live ....
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Time for a far more handyman.
Most often it's as simple as removing the old box and replace with one of these.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...909903&first=1

It can be installed through the hole that's there now.
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hi im trying to find out how to fit a chandelier in a middle floor flat when i cant find the joist and the ceiling is plasterboard
You can buy electronic stud finders quite cheap !
It's far cheaper then ripping out plasterboard.
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Flat means rental which means call rental company for approval.

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