The DIY thread

Nov 9, 2014
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I need to change a light but fuck knows how to go about this one. The actually electrical part will be easy, I've changed many lights and fans and shit like that but this is more of a chandelier and weighs at least 60lbs. It's on at 16 foot high roof and hangs down around 10 feet (just low enough for me to constantly skelp my head of the thing constantly). I don't even have a ladder that high...not that a ladder would be much use as the things is so heavy...i need a platform or summin, man.

Can you hire people to come in and do shit lie this? It's only changing a light, ffs, but it's the size and height that are the problem.
Is there anything above the ceiling where it hangs from?
 
Nov 9, 2014
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Nope, should just be attic space. there's no upstairs on that part of the house. Although I'm not sure if it's accessible.
It could have been hung from a attic space, was my thinking, but if its not accessible that won't be the case
 

SwollenGoat

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I need to change a light but fuck knows how to go about this one. The actually electrical part will be easy, I've changed many lights and fans and shit like that but this is more of a chandelier and weighs at least 60lbs. It's on at 16 foot high roof and hangs down around 10 feet (just low enough for me to constantly skelp my head of the thing constantly). I don't even have a ladder that high...not that a ladder would be much use as the things is so heavy...i need a platform or summin, man.

Can you hire people to come in and do shit lie this? It's only changing a light, ffs, but it's the size and height that are the problem.
call an electrician

its what we do,eh?