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Chandelier fixings...

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northerngirl41 Tue 27-Sep-11 10:14:10

This is such a cliche post...Apologies!

DH has just bought a new chandelier for our sitting room. The problem is, we have plaster ceiling roses and I know from when we re-wired that there is not a floor joist above where the ceiling roses are. (So we wouldn't be able to fix the chandelier into the floor joist above, there's only lath and plaster there)

Now my thoughts on this were to either:
1) Squirt massive amounts of No More Nails through the ceiling rose hole and leave it to dry then secure the fixing into the No More Nails.
2) Insert a substantial piece of wood through the ceiling rose hole and position this across the floor joists either side of the ceiling rose (possibly again using my product of choice, No More Nails! Sigh!) and thereby create something to drill into above the ceiling rose.
3) Do it properly and rip up all the carpets/floorboards upstairs and fix into the joists...

Any other ways of doing it? I DREAD having to rip up the floorboards above!

fresh Tue 27-Sep-11 17:19:18

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think it's option 3. Unless you want to live in dread for ever more of your chandelier ending up on your living room floor grin.

Whatever you do, don't take option 1.....

northerngirl41 Tue 27-Sep-11 18:29:55


The reason I am dreading Option 3 so much is that DH is insisting on doing this himself and I cannot stand the mess, drama and upheaval this will involve!!!

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