Celling light centre

harryj490

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just wondering if you guys can help me want to move this light to the centre of the room as if close the window bedroom is upstairs with loft above how do it move it. I will post some pics as haven't done much with lighting .
 

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flynnyman

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Get in the loft and pull the cables up then put them in the place you need them, depending on the age of the property which I suspect was built before the war they may be inside a metal conduit so I you may have to pull them through that aswell.
 

harryj490

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This is the light fitting so will need to undo these than pull through? Thanks
 

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flynnyman

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Turn the power off take the wires out of the fitting, put you Hole where you need it in the room then feed your wires through then connect back up.
 

Pagey

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I was told that the reason lights were like that back in day was something to do with that others from the street looking in couldn't see in fully don't know if it's true though, I take it this is a private job and you been asked to move it? If enough slack on cable be easy if not get a sparky in
 

malc

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as you remove the cable from the ceiling rose the most important wire is the black switch wire which is on its own, mark this wire as i must be kept separate from the other black wire or wires when you reconnect.
 

malc

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You a plasterer and have never had to remove a light for boarding etc??

we never remove a light fitting on an overboard.
either cut the board to the joist close to the light fitting then cut a slot out for the cable. or if close to the edge of the board just cut a slot in the board, and slide the board in sideways. if no fixing, replace the piece of removed plasterboard and stick with no nails.
 

Pug

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we never remove a light fitting on an overboard.
either cut the board to the joist close to the light fitting then cut a slot out for the cable. or if close to the edge of the board just cut a slot in the board, and slide the board in sideways. if no fixing, replace the piece of removed plasterboard and stick with no nails.

Same as.
 

flynnyman

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I was told that the reason lights were like that back in day was something to do with that others from the street looking in couldn't see in fully don't know if it's true though, I take it this is a private job and you been asked to move it? If enough slack on cable be easy if not get a sparky in
It's to do with the war :)
 

basset

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we never remove a light fitting on an overboard.
either cut the board to the joist close to the light fitting then cut a slot out for the cable. or if close to the edge of the board just cut a slot in the board, and slide the board in sideways. if no fixing, replace the piece of removed plasterboard and stick with no nails.

Yeah I do that the majority of the time if a normal Rose but if it's a light like the kitchen spot lights on a bar that's doesn't that have a rose then i disconnect. How would you get round that?
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Yeah I do that the majority of the time if a normal Rose but if it's a light like the kitchen spot lights on a bar that's doesn't that have a rose then i disconnect. How would you get round that?

just lower the light fitting. then the same method.
 

hail hail

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I never touch electricity, I leave that to the multi traders


Here its illegal for anyone other than an electrician to touch them. This iscwhy I pay them to fit 3 wires to showers, sockets for me. Even thou I'm well capable of doing it, I dont take this liability on just in case!
 
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