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Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. My wife and I bought our first place just about a year ago and I'm getting around to a few projects that I have been putting on.

We have a kitchen that is quite large and have our kitchen table in a different spot then the previous homeowners. Basically what I would like to do is move the chandelier that is in pictureA under the skylight in pictureB. Is there a way to convert the small recessed light and drape the cord hanging the chandelier on a hook?

Unfortunately this part of my kitchen is the only place in the house that does not have attic access.

Is the DIY possible or should I call in a pro?
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If you got the money call in a pro less of a bother for you.

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I would like to do is move the chandelier that is in pictureA under the skylight in pictureB.
How would you support the fixture if it was under the skylight?
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i have to agree with hammerlane, recessed lights arent heavy and dont require the same support as a chandelier. If you dont support it, it will fall just like mine did. Mine fell during transport, but still.
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Hey everyone. My wife and I bought our first place just about a year ago and I'm getting around to a few projects that I have been putting on.

We have a kitchen that is quite large and have our kitchen table in a different spot then the previous homeowners. Basically what I would like to do is move the chandelier that is in pictureA under the skylight in pictureB. Is there a way to convert the small recessed light and drape the cord hanging the chandelier on a hook?

Unfortunately this part of my kitchen is the only place in the house that does not have attic access.

Is the DIY possible or should I call in a pro?
Remove the recess fixture and replace with a ceiling mounted box. Extent the chain and wire and "swag" the fixture to where you want. You'll have to do some plaster repair aound the new ceiling box.
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I might have been a little unclear as to where I exactly wanted to hang the chandelier. My plan was to screw a hook into the support under the skylight using one of these http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UFnMg5h_Wg0 .

This wouldn't provide enough support for the chandelier?
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Remove the recess fixture and replace with a ceiling mounted box. Extent the chain and wire and "swag" the fixture to where you want. You'll have to do some plaster repair aound the new ceiling box.
This is exactly what I was hoping to do.

Would this box work?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UFnO15h_Wg0
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This is exactly what I was hoping to do.

Would this box work?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UFnO15h_Wg0
Yes, but you won't be able to put it in the same hole. Just move the box in whatever direction the wire is coming from, then patch the old hole.
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ok the way you phrased it, it made it sound like you wanted to remove the recessed light and hang the chandelier there instead. what you are actually wanting to do might work.
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ok the way you phrased it, it made it sound like you wanted to remove the recessed light and hang the chandelier there instead. what you are actually wanting to do might work.
It'll work fine. I do it all the time. Just locate the box in the direction the wire is coming from otherwise it won't be long enough.

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