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
Thanks in advance. jim
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
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.
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?
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
no, this is the first time i have put this issue out to the group.
Thanks again to all - jim
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