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Hello everyone!

Is there a way to move a drilled hole in ceiling slightly to the right without drilling another hole. I need to suspend a light ceiling lamp and want to avoid drilling another hole if possible. I am imagining something like this:
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So effectively I am looking for a flat horizontal strip which has support to put in screws anywhere. Is there something like that which already exists? If yes can you please share a link/name? I tried looking but was unable to find anything. The lamp is very light and there won't be any stability issues.

Thanks a lot!
 
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Hello everyone!

Is there a way to move a drilled hole in ceiling slightly to the right without drilling another hole. I need to suspend a light ceiling lamp and want to avoid drilling another hole if possible. I am imagining something like this:
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So effectively I am looking for a flat horizontal strip which has support to put in screws anywhere. Is there something like that which already exists? If yes can you please share a link/name? I tried looking but was unable to find anything. The lamp is very light and there won't be any stability issues.

Thanks a lot!
Amit how big of hole do you need
 

Spoon

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Would Unistrut do?
Have a look at this link. You can put the Channel Nuts where you like along it.

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@Megawatt it's screw that fits in the existing light fitting, similar to this one:
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I'll get rid of this fitting and need a screw coming out slightly to the right for a light that clicks in to the screws (on slight rotation). I wanted to avoid drilling a new hole if possible.

Thank you everyone for the help and suggestions!
 
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@Spoon Probably something similar might work but this one looks a lot thicker and would interfere with the light fitting. A more flatter horizontal metal strip which allowed 2 screws on both ends should work - one I'll screw into the current hole, and the other side will hold a suspended screw where the light fits in.

The light needs 2 screws - I'll use one from the fitting as is, the other if I can extend a bit to the right then that will work perfectly without drilling a new hole.
 

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I was thinking of unistrut as a joke @Spoon then read your comment :)
The OP wanted something there you can put fixing along it. Besides @H post of "A suitably cut to length piece of 2x1 batten?" I could only think of Unitrut.
Hard to know what is required from the original description. :laughing:
 

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@Megawatt it's screw that fits in the existing light fitting, similar to this one:
View attachment 51237

I'll get rid of this fitting and need a screw coming out slightly to the right for a light that clicks in to the screws (on slight rotation). I wanted to avoid drilling a new hole if possible.

Thank you everyone for the help and suggestions!
Amit the light looks fine where it is what’s the purpose of moving it 50 mm ?
 

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@Megawatt it's screw that fits in the existing light fitting, similar to this one:
View attachment 51237

I'll get rid of this fitting and need a screw coming out slightly to the right for a light that clicks in to the screws (on slight rotation). I wanted to avoid drilling a new hole if possible.

Thank you everyone for the help and suggestions!
Is that an incandescent light bulb, if it is you can’t even buy one the states
 

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