Re: Help to rewire and hang a vintage fixture
Because of the size of the escutcheon you will either have to have a special 4 point spreader made or mount it with plastic anchors in the ceiling. Rewiring is usually not a big problem provided you use the proper 18 ga stranded wiring, replace any damaged insulators sleeves on the lamp holders. You will also need to add a ground connector. You will need to wire nut all the black wires together and all the white wires together both with pigtails to be connected to the power lines. If you are unsure how to take lamp holders apart you should be able to get help at any hardware store. I prefer replacing the old lamp holders with new ones on old lamps. Black wire on brass screw and white wire on silver screw. It is usually easier to use the old wires to pull the new wires.
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