How to Hang Candelabras

The term candelabra is defined as a set of traditional decorative candlestick holders. While this was once before electricity invented, today's decorators have electrified the chandelier and the term now represents a multi-set faux decorative candlestick holder. These lighting fixtures vary in size and design. From three-part chandeliers, to 20 or more chandeliers, light chandeliers, hanging chandeliers can be very heavy and difficult to install. Use this guide to hang chandeliers and you are sure your candelabra installation is perfect.

Centering of Kandelabra

Center the chandelier in the middle of the room. Measure both horizontally and vertically over the ceiling, divide the two measurements in half and mark the center point. For roofs that are at an angle, repeat the process on the floor and make a mark. Now use a plumb bob to find the center of the ceiling to hang the lamp.

Find a joist

Because many chandeliers with chandeliers tend to be made of wrought iron and extremely heavy, they need proper support when hanging them from the ceiling. Finding a belt is important for installing a candelabra safely. The fastest and easiest method is to enter the attic space above the chandelier and find a belt. Run a nail next to the joint to make a reference mark below.

Of course, it is not always easy or not possible to enter the attic space above the chandelier. In this case, an electronic stud finder may allow you to find a belt. Measuring every 24 inches from a nail hole can give you a cheap way to find the beam. Use a small nail and a hammer to find the beam.

When a walking beam is placed, the ceiling lamp can be secured on the rod. If the rod is too far from your center mark, you may need to install a wooden rosette that extends over the length of the two beams. This allows you to attach the chandelier with chandeliers on a stable surface.

Hanging Kandelabra

Before hanging a lighting fixture of this size, it is a good idea to get some friends to help. Several ladders should be secured, tested and in place before you start. Have one or two people on the ground and lift the chandelier to the two people on the ladder. A person on the ladder should control the holding hook on the light box's hook. The second step should be stable and help support the weight of candelabra. The chain should be fastened, and then the chandelier can be released and connected according to the manufacturer's specifications.