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Old 03.08.2021, 08:42
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open the ceiling as I'm not sure doing it blind would be a good idea.

i decided in the end to get a flat piece of metal which i will drill a hole in and attach the threaded rod through the hole with a nut. i can then route out a space in the wood so that the metal sits flush and can be secured into the wood with screws.
Exactly what I would do (or with a pre-made plate with an anchor for a cable), spreads the load across the wood better than a single point.
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i actually did lookup the holding force for screws and was surprised by the large static loads they could handle. i still added a safety cable just in case...
Yeap, it's a good idea 100% of the times.
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What sort of ceiling lamp weighs 32Kg?
I was thinking 'lamp' is code word for a special kind of swing, but at 32kilos, that would likely not be it
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Old 03.08.2021, 10:31
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What sort of ceiling lamp weighs 32Kg?



What exactly are you planning to do in your house? Is this some kind of hobby or something more sinister?
you joke, but a barbershop recently went out of business and was giving away the huge arms used to hold the all-around-hair drying thing. i was tempted to get a couple to mount lights/cameras on them
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I was inspired by Phil's photo, I have decided to buy a Ferrari and hang it from the ceiling. I will use the headlights to light up my dinning table area.
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Old 04.08.2021, 13:08
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I was thinking 'lamp' is code word for a special kind of swing, but at 32kilos, that would likely not be it
unless midgets are involved...
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