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Old 09-12-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Repairing a Chandelier

I took home a used chandelier and didn't notice until I got it home that a couple of the candelabra holders are loose. How to I get to these to tighten them? There is a light on the bottom of the candelabras. Also, one of the white sleeves that holds one of the candle lights is burnt. How would I go about checking the wiring on this particular receptacle to make sure it is okay. How do I detach the bottom light to get to the candelabras(if that's what they are called). I got it for free so there are no directions with it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I really can't afford an electrician and the is my DIY project.
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Please supply pictures so we can try and walk you through it if we can.


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I will post pictures as soon as I can.
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I think you start by "unscrewing" a finial or nut or circular ring at the very bottom of the chandelier.

There are probably a number of hexagonal nuts inside that look like rings that would fit a child's little finger (don't actually put them on anybody's finger). Undoing these will let more and more chandelier parts come undone and you can reach into the hub and tighten yet more of these ring nuts to tighten up the chandelier arms that are loose.

You may need to undo some wire nuts to get enough working room and/or slack to get parts out of the way.

Remember (or write down) what you undid one step at a time, and put labels on wires, so you can put it all back together.
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