Rewiring and Restoration Services
Yes, of course we can upgrade the wiring in your lamp or chandelier!
Over time plugs, wiring and sockets wear out, get damaged, and need replacing. If you bought an old fixture at a flea market that was marked “works”, you definitely should have it rewired for safety. “Works” does not mean it’s electrically safe. Old wiring is subject to getting brittle or rotten and can become an electrical hazard.
The base charge for new wiring is $37.50 (a half hour) in labor plus the cost of parts. No two projects are alike, but simple parts for a basic lamp are very inexpensive. All items are rewired with new materials and come ready to install. We add a ground wire to all fixtures unless it’s a fixture is not possible or necessary, for instance one with a porcelain body.
Buying and Selling
Yes, we buy old fixtures!
We purchase in all conditions and state of disrepair. We’re always looking for great pieces, whether they be complete, broken, or just for parts. It’s essential to see what you’re offering and sending photos is essential.
My shop is not certified by Underwriter Laboratories. However, if you have a project that requires a UL listing, that is available for an additional nominal fee. We can also get a similar safety listing from City of Los Angeles testing labs. The exception is fixtures (mostly flush mount) that are purchased and already come with the UL sticker.
It’s normal to update a fixture to mount to a modern junction box, but should you need a different mounting method we can accommodate special applications. Height can be adjusted to your needs on most fixtures by adding or removing chain or tubing. Please inquire as each project is different.
Restoration and Repair
Have an old lamp or chandelier that needs to be spruced up?
We can certainly do that. When it comes to restoring old fixtures, no two projects are alike, so seeing photos of your piece is usually the minimum amount of info needed.
Sometimes just a good cleaning does wonders for the finish, but other times it means total refurbishment. We can do polishing and plating in all finishes (nickel, brass, chrome, etc), (though we send these out to our partners). I can also make new parts in various materials including aluminum and bronze.