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    Display mounting

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

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    I guess I misunderstood the question.
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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    There is no way he didn’t know about the lift.
    He is trolling you guys. Why don’t you see it?
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