Changing light fixtures in my dining ceiling

I need to ask how I would go about changing a ceiling light fixture to an antique chandelier. It does not have colored wires. They are all the same type of wire.
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  • Somewhat Quirky Somewhat Quirky on Jan 31, 2016
    In the meantime (before an electrical expert responds) - I think I would have the chandelier rewired. Do you know if the chandelier works? I've taken risks with lamps with one lightbulb, but I wouldn't take a chance with a chandelier that is hooked up to my ceiling and could start a fire in my ceiling.

  • Greg Edwards Greg Edwards on Jan 31, 2016
    I am assuming that you are talking about the chandelier. Make sure that one of the wires does not have a dash every few inches or so. Usually one of the wires has an indicator making. But if it is truly an antique, then yes, it would be worth the piece of mind to have it rewired. you can do it yourself with the right supplies, which you can buy from your local hardware or electrical supply. There are tons of YouTube videos that can show you how. If you still dont want to try it yourself, your local electric supplier might do it, or at least be able to make a referral of someone who can. Most of them have a bulletin board where contractors can leave business cards you can get a number from.

  • Carole Carole on Jan 31, 2016
    Get an electrician to look at it and do the changeover if he/she thinks it is workable. People trying to rewire things themselves is dangerous. Many a house fire caused by faulty electrics or DIY'ers having a go themselves. I am all in favour of DIY but not where electricity is concerned. Better safe than sorry.

  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Feb 01, 2016
    I would have an electrician look at it.

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Mar 01, 2016
    Havea qualified electrician rewire the antique chandelier.. Thenyou will have the wires you need to hang it. Good luck.