Ideas on Changing a Light Fixture in a Tall Foyer?


Ok, i need to change out a chandelier in a 2 story foyer. I have a 20 foot and a 32 foot extension ladder, but the foyer is too wide to reach the middle where the fixture is attached to the ceiling with the ladders leaning on the side walls. Any ideas on how to safely reach the middle of the foyer to change out the fixture? Thanks in advance. jim
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You may be able to stretch a plank between the two ladders, but if it's to dangerous, rental stores have 16 foot A frame ladders, or scaffold

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jim wheeler wrote:

The usual procedure for a chandelier of this height is to install it so that it can be lowered to a height where bulbs/candles can be changed. Yes, the procedure is the same as when candles were the chandeliers main illumination source.
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jim wheeler wrote:

If you only need to change the chandelier and not the chain above it, an extra tall step ladder will do. However if you need to get to the top, you really should get scaffolding.
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jim wheeler wrote:

Scaffolding. For something bulky like a chandelier big enough to not look out of place in a two story space, scaffolding is really the only safe way to go.
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jim wheeler wrote:

If there is a second floor landing that looks out onto the foyer AND only the chandelier (not the chain) is to be replaced AND the chain is long enough you can use a long pole with a hook on the end to pull the hanging chandelier to the second floor landing to do whatever is necessary without need for a ladder. Just be careful when dropping the chandelier back down so it doesn't smash into the opposite wall.
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If its a one time job you may be able to rent a scissor lift (manlift) . They are hugely heavy though so getting one inside may be an issue.
Otherwise scaffolding is the way to go.
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jim wheeler wrote:

Go rent a 12 or 14' stepladder, if it is tall enough.
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Shove one ladder through the windows, or whatever available openings there are on the second floor. Brace or tie it in place, and lean the other ladder against that. Didn't you ask this question a week ago?
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thanks to all for ideas. I was thinking i might have to rent a tall a-frame or scaffold, but this suggestion is a good one to use my existing equipment.
no, this is the first time i have put this issue out to the group.
Thanks again to all - jim
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wrote:

Quick hands and a trampoline?
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