Any easy how-to's on rewiring old chandelier?

Old 11-08-02, 09:43 PM
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Question Any easy how-to's on rewiring old chandelier?

All I'm looking for is an easy pictorial guide, for complete idiots, on how to rewire an old 5 arm chandelier and then hang it up. I already know how to rewire a simple single light lamp.... Any such links out on the internet, or a book to recommend? Thanks!
Old 11-09-02, 02:41 AM
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No snazzy pictures, but this one talks about rewiring a chandelier:

Also, put "rewiring a chandelier" (without the quotes) in the Google Search Engine and you'll probably come up with some more. That's where I found that one.

I never dealt with one, so I don't know if they have separate wires to control only certain lights or what.
Old 11-10-02, 04:59 PM
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how-to's on rewiring chandelier....?

Thanks, HBB, for your reply. I had already found that site by searching 10 pages on Google before I signed up with this forum. Also looked in search engine such as AllTheWeb and Yahoo. Oh, and I won another chandelier on a well-known auction site, so I better learn how to rewire antique chandeliers soon! I guess my next step is to call the local electricians....hopefully they won't charge me an arm & leg.... But I definitely want to rewire these lights myself.
Old 11-10-02, 05:19 PM
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Sounds as if you've got an interesting -- and possibly profitable -- hobby going there.

Rewiring a chandelier can't be much more complicated than wiring any other incandescent light. I've just never dealt with one at all and wouldn't know where to begin telling you how.

Look for a retired electrician who might be willing to coach you some for a couple of bucks or beers; the others will be too pricey, I suspect.

Drop by a home improvement center and check out some books on electrical wiring.

And best yet, perhaps, post your question in this forum:

There's a master electrician member there who is very good about answering virtually everyone's questions, some of which get pretty far out. I've never seen him fail to have an answer.

Good luck with your chandeliers.

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