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question about replacing pendant light

Posted by vavavoom (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 30, 09 at 20:47

I am trying to replace a pendant light in my bathroom. my question is this: the base of the current light is about 6 in. The light that i just bought has a base of 4 in. I just now realized that that probably won't work.

Do i need to get a diameter of 6 or greater for the new light or is the hole underneath not as big as the whole diameter?

This sounds like such a silly question, but i have to buy the light before i can have the electrician out.


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RE: question about replacing pendant light

If it's a standard ceiling box in the ceiling, the 4" coverplate will work. The larger plate could just be a design feature by the manufacturer. There's also the possibility that the larger cover was used to cover up a hole which was cut too large. You'll know as soon as the existing plate is removed.

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