ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
Electrode boilers question
by annemarie1. 04/27/17 01:40 PM
Why cables look like they do
by LongRunner. 04/26/17 09:36 AM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 04/24/17 05:43 PM
Old decora style outlets
by Lostazhell. 04/22/17 07:59 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,854 Are you busy
169,644 Re: Forum
162,889 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 49 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#6586 - 01/07/02 08:58 PM Suggestions on moving a light fixture.  
Chris Rudolph  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 160
Winter Park,Fl USA
A customer wants me to move a light fixture on the first floor of a two story home, 48in East and 36in South.In order to move East I have to go through 3 ceiling joyces,spaced 16in apart.She just had her ceiling painted flat white(sheetrock)with NO texture.I work mostly in new construction and really don't know how to do this except by cutting the ceiling sheetrock.I do have a 48in wood bit with a pull hole at the tip.
The fixture is light enough so I can use a round ceiling box with the flip ears that will hang on the sheet rock,if I could just pull the wires to the new location.She said she could live with a decorative(flat white) cover plate on the old location.
Suggestions please!!!!


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#6587 - 01/07/02 10:46 PM Re: Suggestions on moving a light fixture.  
Redsy  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
I think you should cut the ceiling and expose the joists to drill them. One long strip, if not glued on, should come out and go back in when you're done. I like to see where I'm drilling, especially if there may not be conventional floor joists above (be cautious of drilling beams). Apply a thick coat of spackle so you don't need a second coat, and go back the next day to smooth it out with a wet sponge. This way the spackle will melt away without leaving a mess. Then, since it was just painted, she (or you if you are inclined) can touch it up.


#6588 - 01/08/02 09:18 PM Re: Suggestions on moving a light fixture.  
SPARKSALOT  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 28
Omak, WA, USA
It would make me real nervous drilling though the joists. Particularly not being ablt to see them. In a none load spport I would feel OK about using a flexi bit but not with that situation. See if you can sweet talk her into letting your use wiremold. Very fast and no risk.
Don


#6589 - 01/08/02 10:48 PM Re: Suggestions on moving a light fixture.  
Chris Rudolph  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 160
Winter Park,Fl USA
I really like this forum for all the great ideas that different people have.Thanks for the consult and correcting me on my spelling of joist.
Chris



Member Spotlight
Admin
Admin
NY, USA
Posts: 3,439
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7594 MB (Peak: 0.8901 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-28 06:27:46 UTC