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doinitmyself 05-02-2007 12:25 AM

Overhead storage question
Hello all,

Well this is my first post after being on this site for about 2 months. So far I have learned a lot. Well here is my question. I have a ceiling mounted storage unit which is made by RacorPro. It is the heavy lift model which you can lower to the ground. After installing two of them, I decided that it would be better if I shifted them about two feet. It is installed with 16 hex head lag screws 2"x1/8". That is 8 on each bracket. I was going to use the same 4 and drill 4 new holes to shift it in the direction I wanted. I wanted to know if this will degrade the integrity of the ceiling joist which is also the floor of our second story. Any feedback would be appreciated.

send_it_all 05-02-2007 12:32 AM

How much weight is suspended from this thing?

doinitmyself 05-02-2007 12:49 AM

It's made to hold 250 lbs. and the rack itself weighs about 75 lbs. Here is a picture of what it looks like.

send_it_all 05-02-2007 12:54 AM

That is pretty much what I pictured. Is your ceiling (I'm assuming it's the garage) drywalled?......If not, you can sister new pieces of wood the same size as the ceiling joists to your exising ceiling joists by screwing them. Then you can screw the storage unit to the new wood thereby doing less damage to your joists. I dont think its a problem to do what your thinking though. I would do it. Im a licensed general contractor, if it makes you feel

doinitmyself 05-02-2007 12:58 AM's drywalled. So it shouldn't hurt to move it on the same ceiling joist? I wasn't sure if I was being too paranoid. Thanks for the advise!!!

send_it_all 05-02-2007 12:59 AM

Not a problem.

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