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Old 2010-07-27, 09:42 AM
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We have a capped light fixture in our dinning room. We need to move it a foot and a half over from where its currently located. The ceiling is stippled...

The builder put it too close to the wall and we want it centred in the middle of our dinning room table. Has anyone done this type of a move before? Any suggestions on how to do it or who to use? Is this costly?


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Old 2010-07-27, 10:09 AM
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Easiest way is to keep the electrical box where it is and attached the light fixture to a hook in the ceiling.
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Old 2010-07-27, 10:29 AM
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I know, that would save us a lot of hassle! I just don't know if I would like the look of it for that room...
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Old 2010-07-27, 12:02 PM
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I have done this in a kitchen where the ceiling is smooth. I made a big openning in order to fix a stud to allow a good support for light fixture (we picked a light fixture for the breakfast area, just in case my work was not perfect, nothing happened for 9 years living in that house).
We were also lucky since the movement was to the direction where the electrical wire was coming, so we had enough wire to do the movement.
With stipple ceiling, I am not sure if you can close it with the same pattern.
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Old 2010-07-27, 12:41 PM
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I know, that would save us a lot of hassle! I just don't know if I would like the look of it for that room...
you wouldn't like the look because it would be UGLY... Just my opinion. If you get a professional to fix the stipple you should be fine.
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Old 2010-07-27, 12:56 PM
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you wouldn't like the look because it would be UGLY... Just my opinion. If you get a professional to fix the stipple you should be fine.

I've never seen a patch repair on cottage cheese (stipple) ceiling done perfectly to match. You can always tell where it has been repaired. My experience anyway.
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Old 2010-07-27, 12:58 PM
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Keep in mind, you might not be satisfied with the new location, either - might not be possible to put the new box exactly where you want, due to ceiling joist placement.
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i've never seen a patch repair on cottage cheese (stipple) ceiling done perfectly to match. You can always tell where it has been repaired. My experience anyway.
cottage cheese......lmao
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Old 2010-07-27, 01:26 PM
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I've never seen a patch repair on cottage cheese (stipple) ceiling done perfectly to match. You can always tell where it has been repaired. My experience anyway.
The older style, yes you are right, newer style no problem.
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Old 2010-07-27, 02:01 PM
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I don't know if you like this look, but you could try one of those ceiling medallions around the relocated fixture. A foot and a half is a bit of a stretch, but you might actually be able to cover up the old hole, or at least help cover the new stippling if it isn't perfect.
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