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Old 04-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #16
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okay ddawg make a disk (out of wood?) stick it on the ceiling and post the pole dome under it....doesnt sound that complicated....but will it be sturdy enough?
and would the disk be acting as a wedge? or a level patch...or? need a bit more details sweets but thanks for the help so far...

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It acts more or less like a wedge......the rubber lip on that cone is not going to have much friction on a painted drywall ceiling....and if the disk is not going to sit flush with the ceiling...then you need something that sticks down so the cone fits over it.

Looking at the cone....your 'disk' needs to be tapered so that the cone fit over it better. In a perfect world...the disk would actually stick down about 2" and fit the cone exactly.

BTW....your NOT fat.....nice pic....keep up the good work.
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okay i have a couple days off so i'll try this ddawg but if you guys come up with anything else im all ears...
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cakes, where are the post bases that actually attach to the floor and ceiling?
I see the adjustable pole and the beauty rings but no mounting hardware in your pictures. They should look similar to this.

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cakes, where are the post bases that actually attach to the floor and ceiling?
I see the adjustable pole and the beauty rings but no mounting hardware in your pictures. They should look similar to this.

hey kwikfishron the pole i have is portable so no mounting hardware to attach to the floor or ceiling it just screws up and down and has attachments
im looking for a way i can make the part of the ceiling where the pole is going to be more even or level....
this is the pole i have:
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I can't say I like their portable pole design much. What they didn't show in the video was the big dent that would end up being left in the Sheetrock.

It doesn't look like you have that much slope to the ceiling. Probably the simplest (and kinda hillbilly) way to do it would be to screw a piece of 2x8 (or so )across and into two rafters (about a 26" long piece) and then with a forstner bit or a paddle bit you can drill into that block (plumb) just enough to give you a level spot to secure it to.

This will get the pole mounted secure but the beauty ring still wouldn't work.

If you have any info on the manufacture you may want to ask them. There may be other hardware available that's made for just what you're trying to do.
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To me, this doesn't seem like a DIY project.

This seems more like one of those things you let people know you are looking to have it installed, and you would have thousands of qualified contractors to do it for you for free.

I wish my projects were this easy to find people to do.

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The problem you have is that the pole depends on friction to hold the top....on a drywalled ceiling...not a whole lot of friction. Additionally, as you crank up the cup against the ceiling, it pushes it up and most likely deforms the ceiling a little.

I think the only thing your going to be able to do is make a round disk about 3/4" thick that would fit just inside the upper cone.

You then screw this to your ceiling centered on a ceiling joist.

Then when you want to use the pole...put it up with the upper cone covering the disk. The disk should prevent the top from moving.
This idea sounds like it would work. She could even paint the disc to match the ceiling so that it wouldn't be that noticeable when the pole isn't under it.

What if she made two 3/4" disc's, stacked them on top of each other, then used a belt sander (or something else) to put a bit of an angle across the top of one the discs that similarly matched the ceiling. That way, the angled side would match the ceiling angle, while the bottom of the disc was perfectly horizontal.
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To me, this doesn't seem like a DIY project.

This seems more like one of those things you let people know you are looking to have it installed, and you would have thousands of qualified contractors to do it for you for free.

I wish my projects were this easy to find people to do.

I am surprised this thread doesn't have a bunch more hits already.
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Man, there need to be more threads like this!

Ok.. back to the topic at hand.. If you don't want to have to open up the ceiling. One thing that might work might be something like a 1/2" or 3/4" piece of plywood that's screwed to at least two ceiling joists through the drywall in the ceiling. Then paint it white so it sticks out like a sore thumb when you have the pole in place. If you screw the piece of plywood securely to at least two joists I'd think that's the best you could do short of opening up the ceiling a little and adding blocking (which really isn't that much more work). Make sure you use real wood screws rather than drywall screw so they can support the lateral forces. Anyway, best of luck. As others said, these temporary poles looks pretty dangerous, and if it was me hanging from one (especially upside down perhaps), I'd open up the ceiling and make it a quasi-permanent installation..
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My Post No 22 is the best way to go. Forget the top friction cone, The laod has to be taken to two joists. Any half way decent carpenter can make up the 4 x 4 for you.

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Any more photos? Of the pole that is......

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