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

Deicide
May 17, 2013
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The House that Peterbilt
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?
 

mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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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.
I've only went and fuckin done it.

Genuinely the most scared I've ever been, I think.

I got a new dining table but the top is damaged so I'm waiting on a new table top arriving. Thought while I had a damaged one I'd use it to put the ladders on. It was JUST high enough but I was on the top rung with nothing to support myself. If I stood straight up I could just reach the roof but I needed two hands for the wiring and shit. Plus the light weighed a fucking tonne. Would not do again. Actually had to do two but the other one is a smaller version and the roof isn't as high so that was easy. Attaching all the wee crystal things was fucking horrific and took all day. Looks fancy as fuck though, man.