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Old 05-04-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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hanging new chandeleir with old attachments


Just took down an old chandeleir and purchased a new one that I'd like to hang. Of course, I figured it would be a pretty straightforward job until i realized last night that the new chandeleir doesn't fit the old threaded nipple. Is it possible to use the old hardward somehow so I don't have to take out and install a new bracket? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Didn't the new fixture come with the hardware needed to hang it? It's probably easier to use the correct hardware rather than trying to jury rig a fit with the old hardware.
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What is the weight of the old chandelier and what's the weight of the new one?

Also, when was your house built? How was the old chandelier hung?
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This shouldn't involve rocket science or major demolision. From what I've seen working with illuminaries in my home, the old threaded nipple should be in a strap that is held in the electric box with two screws. So this should be as simple as unscrewing these two screws, remove the old strap, and replace with a new strap with the correct sized nipple.

If things seem more complex than this, perhaps a picture to better understand your predicament.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! House was built in 1925...not sure weight of the old vs. new...other than the clear fact that the new one is lighter.

HooKooDooKu - I think you hit it on the head. The issue i was having was that the opening to even view the old hardware and electrical box is only about 2" in diameter. I believe that once the hardware was installed, the previous owners enclosed the space around it so that only the wiring was coming through...looks a little nicer this way...but, now I can get to the area without cutting the hole larger.

We'll see how it turns out...probably trying it out today. Thanks and I'll post back results.
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