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Old 07-01-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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heavy ceiling light suspension

a buddy of mine has a nearly 100 lb ceiling light that he wants suspended from his dining room ceiling. the ceiling has 2x6 joists underneath the sheetrock.

i suggested that he be conservative and obtain a brace that would wrap on three out of four sides of the lumber and be screwed into it on the sides with a hook that is welded (not screwed) to it. that, IMO, would be a safe way to go.

1. is this an overkill ? i.e. would a simple screw-in hook be safe to withhold that kind of weight ?

2. if not, do you know where to get such a brace ?


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Old 07-01-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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heavy ceiling light suspension

This is what I use.

Fan Brace

I just remove the box and replace it with whatever I need to hold the lights up. It is rated for 150 pounds

sorry, I will email you the link


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