Light Fixture


In my new Town Home, the builder has provided a hanging light on the side of the living room. I want to move this to the center of the room and possibly put a new lighting unit.
How easy is it to move the existing fixture from the other part to the center. The distance is about 4 feet (between the current fixture and the center of the room).
Thanks
SR.
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You got a few variables involved: What's the ceiling made of? Is there attic above it? Do you want to eliminate the current ceiling outlet?

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There is no attic on top. Its in the middle level with about 20" joists, so I may have to cut a circular hole for the new fixture. I want to reuse the existing switch/wiring of the other light fixture, so, I can probably close it off after I move it to the center.
How easy or hard is it to accomplish this
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If you have 20 inch joists, they must be trusses, this is good as it allows you to snake cable in two directions. You can get a retrofit fan/chandelier outlet box such as Westinghouse 1100 from electrical supply or HD. with this box, you just cut a 4 inch round hole in the ceiling and the bar and box goes up and expands to the joists, but before you install the box, shoot a wire snake from a knock out of the existing lighting outlet to the new location. Once you've installed the box and fixture, splice the cables together in the existing box, and install a flush black plate like "invisoplate" which is barley noticeable

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Sorry, was in a hurry. you need to attach a cable of the same gauge as existing, to the wire snake and pull it back into the existing outlet box from the new location

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