DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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 :(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,047 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
305 Posts
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/passandseymou...races/retrofit-braces/22200.aspx#.UOiYwHf-lug

You'll need to find a source of power. Either an existing circuit or run a new circuit from the panel.
 

·
Electrical Contractor
Joined
·
3,368 Posts
... middle floor flat ...
I assume that your use of the term flat indicates you are in a place other than the US?


It would be advisable to include your location in your profile....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
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
 

·
Electrical Contractor
Joined
·
3,368 Posts
You have no clue which country you live in??

Electrical codes and practices are different depending on where you live ....
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top