Replacing a chandelier.

Old 09-08-03, 10:01 PM
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I am planning to replace my dining room chandelier with three separate suspending lamps. How would I about wiring this correctly and safely?
Old 09-09-03, 06:34 AM
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I suggest you acquire and read a few books on home wiring. These books will make you familiar with the proper techniques and safety measures.

A lot of the details depend on how the existing fixture is wired, how far apart the three new fixtures will be, whether you have access above the room, whether there is one switch or two, etc. etc. Once you read the books, then shut off the breaker and try to determine what you are starting with. This will involve opening up the ceiling and wall boxes, examining the wiring, and making a diagram.
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Your chandelier will have 2 wires connected to it. Disconnect only these 2 wires. Use the same 2 wies to connect to you new fixtures.
Your new fixtures will have a black and a white wire. Connect all the white and the white from the old fixture together. Same for the black wires.
If there are bare or green wires connect them to the ground wire.

There could be other wires in the box. Do not disconnect them. It is possible that you might see a white and a black connected together. Leave it that way. It is supposed be like that.

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