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).
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
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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