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Old 05-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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I need advise or suggestions on how I can hang this new chandelier with the least amount of work/headache. When I pulled off the old light this is what I found (see link). I don't know what that mount is or how to remove it or if I should remove it but I can't mount the new light to it because as you can see the wiring does not run through the middle of it as it would have to in the new light. The original ceiling is plaster and it looks like another drywall ceiling was installed directly underneath with a small gap. I really don't want to cut into the old celing if I can avoid it.

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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It looks like you need a 1/2" chase nipple

and a fixture hickey.




Screw the close nipple into the threads in the box and attach the hickey. The chandelier should thread onto the hickey, and the fixture wires enter the box through the opening of the hickey.



Google 'fixture hickey' and go to images for more diagrams and info if needed.

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It looks like you need a 1/2" chase nipple

and a fixture hickey.




Screw the close nipple into the threads in the box and attach the hickey. The chandelier should thread onto the hickey, and the fixture wires enter the box through the opening of the hickey.



Google 'fixture hickey' and go to images for more diagrams and info if needed.

Geeze MM... what a great response.... by the way I googled "hickey" and found some interesting sites.... but not the part you describe
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Geeze MM... what a great response.... by the way I googled "hickey" and found some interesting sites.... but not the part you describe
You must have forgot the word fixture
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MM. Thanks for the response and diagrams. More than I could ask for. I'll head over to lowes when I get a chance and pick those two items up and give it whirl. I'll let u know how it goes. Thanks again!!
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Good luck buying a Hickey today. I haven't seen one for sale in years. Electricians usually have a scavenged supply.

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MM. Thanks for the response and diagrams. More than I could ask for. I'll head over to lowes when I get a chance and pick those two items up and give it whirl. I'll let u know how it goes. Thanks again!!
The only time I go to Lowe's is if my wife wants window treatments and the like.

Lowe's electrical department is subpar, and filled with chinese junk. They do have good customer service however.

Home Depot has a far better selection in their electrical department, and has much more available made in US (or at least North America).

IMO, Home Depot is geared to the contractor while Lowe's is focused on the homeowner.

Neither store carries fixture hickeys AFAIK.

You'll probably have to either go to a electrical supply house or look online.

Here's a link to an entire kit- looks like it probably has everything you'll need.

http://www.antiquelampsupply.com/pro...FcXe4AodFSsATg

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