Ceiling Light

Old 03-14-04, 05:59 AM
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Ceiling Light

I have an old house with knob and tubing. I would like to install a ceiling light without a wall switch. My question is I want to install a ceiling light with a pull chain, how do I install this new light with a pull chain and how to wire it in, is there a special pull chain used for this application?
Old 03-14-04, 09:12 AM
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Pull chain lights are the easiest of all fixtures to install. Just buy one, run a continuously hot power feed to the ceiling box, and hook it up. I suggest you get a book on home wiring.

If you find that the K&T is in poor shape (i.e., the insulation crumbles), then I suggest you make no wiring changes at all until you can afford to have it replaced.

Post more details of your project, such as what room this is in and what kind of fixture you plan, and we might be able to spot other complications to alert you to.

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