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    Have a bunch of ceiling hung displays that I need to mount. They are about 3'x8' and weight about 500 lbs. What would one use to life something that heavy up to height being mounted? Thanks.

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    #2
    Originally posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Have a bunch of ceiling hung displays that I need to mount. They are about 3'x8' and weight about 500 lbs. What would one use to life something that heavy up to height being mounted? Thanks.
    Depends on the construction. You might need structural engineering with that much weight.
    Master Electrician
    Electrical Contractor
    Richmond, VA

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      #3
      You could use on of these, good for 1000#'s.

      Rob

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        #4
        I guess I misunderstood the question.
        Master Electrician
        Electrical Contractor
        Richmond, VA

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          #5
          Originally posted by infinity View Post
          You could use on of these, good for 1000#'s.

          If you otherwise already have scissor lift or fork lift on the site (or on the level working on) I imagine many just use those, but otherwise Infinity's lift is a nice choice if you are going to bring something in for the purpose, and is easier to get to upper floors than a scissor or fork lift. HVAC guys will likely have one if you need to know where to find one.
          I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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            #6
            Originally posted by infinity View Post
            You could use on of these, good for 1000#'s.

            Thanks, what are they called? Wonder how high they go.

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              #7
              If you have a bunch of these to hang, would it be easier to hire a rigging company? They're used to lifting heavy things to strange places...

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                #8
                Originally posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
                Thanks, what are they called? Wonder how high they go.
                I've always heard these called a "genie lift" although I'm sure it's not the real name. We have an older one we use to lift ceiling hung transformers, it works pretty well. I believe ours will lift a 500lb transformer to a height of 14' to the bottom (where the forks are).

                I know they are fairly cheap to rent and will fit inside a full size van.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MNSparky View Post
                  I've always heard these called a "genie lift" although I'm sure it's not the real name. We have an older one we use to lift ceiling hung transformers, it works pretty well. I believe ours will lift a 500lb transformer to a height of 14' to the bottom (where the forks are).

                  I know they are fairly cheap to rent and will fit inside a full size van.
                  Genie is one brand, maybe the first (https://www.genielift.com/). They're like Kleenex (R) (Kimberly-Clark). Or Romex (R) (Southwire (originally General Cable)).

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                    #10
                    There is no way he didn’t know about the lift.
                    He is trolling you guys. Why don’t you see it?
                    Tim
                    Master Electrician
                    New England
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by tkb View Post
                      There is no way he didn’t know about the lift.
                      He is trolling you guys. Why don’t you see it?
                      Your just looking to cause trouble tough guy. Obviously know it’s a lift but usually there’s a trade/slang name people use to refer to them….just as someone mention. Makes sense????

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
                        I guess I misunderstood the question.
                        You may have, but your answer was correct.
                        I can build anything you want if you draw a picture of it on the back of a big enough check.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
                          Your just looking to cause trouble tough guy. Obviously know it’s a lift but usually there’s a trade/slang name people use to refer to them….just as someone mention. Makes sense????
                          No trouble. I just call it as I see it.
                          Tim
                          Master Electrician
                          New England
                          Yesterday's Technology at Tomorrow's Prices

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by tkb View Post
                            No trouble. I just call it as I see it.
                            People on here have expressed their opinion on some of my posts and I can see where they're coming from most times. I think most would disagree on internet troll and it's just factually not true. Have a nice night

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
                              Thanks, what are they called? Wonder how high they go.
                              I believe the generic term is a materials lift, and different heights and capacities are available.
                              Master Electrician
                              Electrical Contractor
                              Richmond, VA

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