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Ok I had to take down a 150 plus year old chandelier today, also they wanted us to build something to support it of the floor for about a month while the room gets a face lift. I've been here before and took down and hung other chandeliers but this one was different no access above the ceiling and the age. its a gas chandelier and lights were added some were around 1905. anyways what would yall do to support it off the floor build a A-frame or WHAT? I'll see what yall come up with, then I'll show some pics of what I did.
 

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papaotis said:
how big, how heavy, how wide, how tall?
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Not knowing those things it's hard to say. Start with a pallet and build a box around it supporting as you go while wrapping with bubble wrap. Sit it aside and don't touch it again till time to hang.
 

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im thinking maybe id call my insurance co. first:laughing:
 

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There's not a garage or basement where you can hang it?
 

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I've had a rigging company build an actual scaffold around the base and had two of those ratcheting lifts duct guys use. On either side. With two planks traversing them.
That was to raise some big ass chamdeliers too..we added the crystals after we had it in place.
This thing was about 8' wide by 6' tall with 6 arms . Really excessivly elaborate. For a country club.
 

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around 50lbs 3 1/2 to 4' wide. from bottom of fixture to top of rod were it was take apart at 5' 10" ball park there was a scaffold already set up. once we got loose from ceiling we lowered it down by hand to 4 other guys. from there i carried by hand to another room and hung it from my method. thats were it will stay for about a month then I will have to re-hang once room is done. I was told to build an A-frame for it but I didn't. I came up with my on method we got there at 9:00 this morning and was pulling out at 1:12 today. got done alot quicker than we thought.
 

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around 50lbs 3 1/2 to 4' wide. from bottom of fixture to top of rod were it was take apart at 5' 10" ball park there was a scaffold already set up. once we got loose from ceiling we lowered it down by hand to 4 other guys. from there i carried by hand to another room and hung it from my method. thats were it will stay for about a month then I will have to re-hang once room is done. I was told to build an A-frame for it but I didn't. I came up with my on method we got there at 9:00 this morning and was pulling out at 1:12 today. got done alot quicker than we thought.
I'd damn sure throw a tarp over it to protect it from overspray, mud, stain, etc. Oh yeah, and wrap the sh!t out of it with this...

 

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Easy fixture to handle just move reaaaal slow with it! I have to sturt a-frames a made a few years ago to hold a 500-600 pounder that I still use a few times a year. well worth building one if you deal with them enough.
 

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Well this was my method I just used my engine hoist it folds up didn't have to build anything saved time. Owner really liked the idea plus if he had to he could move it without moving the fixture. Here some pics
 

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I hope you are charging by the hour for that job !

Personally , I wouldn't touch it !

If anything , ANYTHING , happens to it , you can be sure it will be YOUR fault , not the homeowners .

Besides that ... ... it is UGLY !!! :eek:
 

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I hope you are charging by the hour for that job !

Personally , I wouldn't touch it !

If anything , ANYTHING , happens to it , you can be sure it will be YOUR fault , not the homeowners .

Besides that ... ... it is UGLY !!! :eek:

Aww, quit being a baby :laughing:

It's things like this that keep our jobs a little bit interesting.

I would find it interesting just to realize that someone installed it ages ago and I am now taking it down. Hell, I even get a little thrill out or removing a device which hadn't been touched since someone long dead had installed.
 
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