A chandelier can be attached to some well-supported junction box, like a junction box mounted in the hole previously occupied by a recessed light can. While the can requires a larger diameter hole in the ceiling compared to a standard junction box, then that hole can easily be covered by a ceiling medallion, which increases the elegant appearance of your chandelier. It is possible to replace a recessed can with a chandelier in about an hour using a ceiling fan brace having a junction box common hand tools.

Switch off the circuit breaker into the electrical circuit for the recessed light. Remove the switch plate covering the light switch for the recessed light with a screwdriver and hold the tip of a non-contact electrical tester against the wires on the side of the switch. If the tester’s light comes on, there’s power to the circuit. Turn more breakers or the main breaker into the home and test until the Legislature affirms that the electricity is off. Replace the switch cover.

Position a stepladder under the recessed light can, and pull down the trim ring around the perimeter of the recessed light. Independent the clips or pins in the can and set the ring aside.

Remove the light bulb from the recessed light can, then pull in the four drywall mounting tabs on the surfaces of the can with a screwdriver to discharge the can in the drywall. Pull down the recessed light can.

Open the wiring compartment and remove the wire nuts in the dark, white and bare wires. Pull the fixture’s wiring in the wires in the circuit and set the recessed can assembly aside.

Remove the junction box and mounting bracket in a ceiling fan brace, and insert the brace into the hole in the ceiling. Establish the brace’s feet on the drywall and place the brace so that it’s centered over the hole in the ground and perpendicular to the two adjacent ceiling joists. Expand the brace’s arm until the tooth on each end of the brace begin to associate with the joists. Then rotate the arm one complete turn farther with an adjustable wrench.

Put the junction box mounting bracket over the brace. Insert the electrical cable into the junction box wire clamp, then attach the box to the mounting bracket’s bolts and tighten the two mounting nuts to the bolts with a 1/4-inch nut driver. Tighten the wiring clamp with a screwdriver to ensure the electrical cable.

Insert a 1/2-inch drill bit into the face of a power drill. Drill a 1/2-inch hole in the center of a ceiling medallion that fits the kind of the chandelier you wish to mount. Insert the blade of a binder to the pilot hole, and cut a 4-inch-diameter hole around the center of the medallion.

Center the medallion on the ground with the 4-inch hole in the center aligned with the junction box. Tape the medallion to the ceiling with masking tape to temporarily hold it in position.

Attach the mounting bracket of the chandelier onto the junction box with 2 mounting screws. Screw the extended mounting nipple into the threaded hole in the center of the bracket.

Put the chandelier’s canopy over the mounting chain, then lift the chandelier into the ground and tighten the bracket onto the nipple.

Strip the ends of the black and white wires from both the chandelier and the wires in the junction box with a pair of wire strippers. Attach the black wire from the junction box to the black wire from the chandelier with a wire nut. Combine the white wires in similar fashion. Combine the bare cable in the circuit along with the green wire from the chandelier into the green mounting screw on the chandelier’s mounting bracket.

Slide the wiring into the junction box. Raise the canopy so that it covers the wiring and the junction box and tighten the threaded nut onto the bottom of the chandelier mount to ensure the canopy.

Remove the masking tape in the medallion. Insert light bulbs into the chandelier’s receptacles, then flip on the power and analyze the chandelier.

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