How To Replace A Chandelier: Step By Step Procedure Of Replacing A Chandelier


Step By Step Procedure Of Replacing A Chandelier

A chandelier, also famously known as the hanging light fixture, is a very attractive product that makes space like a dining room look more inviting. Sometimes the owner may want to change or replace the existing chandelier in order to update the look of the room or the fixture. Before replacing the chandelier, the owner needs to deal with the electrical wiring of the box. The step by step procedure of replacing a chandelier is mentioned below:

Step 1: Remove Old Chandelier

Before going to start the process, the important step is to remove the old chandelier, switch off the breaker of the circuit that passes the electricity to the room where the chandelier is installed. Make sure that all the wires do not have any current which can be checked by taking a voltage tester and then touch it with the wires that are passing down through the chain of the chandelier. If in case the tester beeps or lights up, this means that all the wires still have current in them. In order to expose the electric box, gently remove the base of the chandelier's, after that the user needs to unscrew the nuts of the wire that are connecting the wires. Lower down the chandelier as well as place it aside. Here the helping hand is very important that will take the hold of the chandelier while the other will disconnect the wires.

Step 2: Prepare The New Chandelier

The chandeliers are designed in a way that needs assembly. For instance, the user may install the lamp bases, chains, struts, etc. Besides this, the owner also needs to snake all the wires into the links exactly in the hanging chain. It is advisable that this point of the time please do not install the light bulbs.

Step 3: Set The Height

In order to hang it at the tall ceilings or if in case, the homeowners want to hang up the chandelier lower to the floor, for that the chandeliers usually come with the long hanging chains as well as the wires from the factory. Take a ladder and then climb on it, after that hold the chandelier with the chain at the exact height which is needed. Have the helping hand for stand back as well as also verify the height that will give sufficient clearance on a table or on the headroom. First of all, it is important to know where the top link is, after that place up the chandelier down. With the help of the two pairs of pliers, carefully pry the link open and at the same time remove all the excess links. From the end of the last link gently pull the electrical wires as well as cut all the wires at approximately 8 inches but longer than the chain of the chandelier.

Step 4: Wiring And Hanging

Finally, pull up the wires from the ceiling cover plate of the chandelier's as well as the ends of the strip, leaving the bare wire exposed by 1/2 inch. Hang up the chandelier simply with the help of the chain's open link by hooking it in the loop right from the threaded rod screwed base in the metal strap of the electrical box's. With the help of the pliers squeeze the link in order to close it. Connect all the wires of the chandeliers with the wires that are in the electrical box as well as secure them with the help of the wire nuts. Simply rule is that black will connect to the black and the white will connect with the white, and finally, the green will connect with the green or to bare copper. Now on the back of the electrical box tuck the wires, then finally install the cover plate of the ceiling.
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