Reaching Cathedral Ceilings

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  • #14685
    Joe Novoa
    Joe Novoa
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    Me again. If anyone has any thoughts on equipment used to reach cathedral ceilings for service above pews, I’d be interested.
    Thank you, Joe Novoa.

    #14686

    Rey R Rivera
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    Joe,

    we have used one of these when we painted the ceilings in out Basilica:

    http://www.aerialift.com/church-lifts.htm

    It was a rental that the General Contractor had to get and it was brought down from Houston, Texas about 6 hours away from us.

    Sincerely,

    Rey R. Rivera,
    Diocese of Brownsville

    #14687

    We generally use scaffold or lifts. Feel free to call me and we can assist.

    Gunar
    http://www.conradschmitt.com
    414-322-5830

    #14689

    Marcie Clifford
    Participant

    Joe,

    The height of the ceiling, obstacles, and scope of work often dictate what equipment is specifically required. Sometimes a simple photo or a floor plan will help gain a general understanding and related recommendations. Equipment options may include pipe frame scaffolding, scissor lifts, articulating boomlifts, and alike. On rare occasion scaffolding can be hung from ceilings, this is not as common as the other options.

    If there is anything we can assist with, please feel free to contact me, we will gladly provide free budget assessment & recommendations.

    CanningLiturgicalArts.com – MClifford@CanningLiturgicalArts.com – 203-272-9868 x 307

    #14690

    Jimmy Fell
    Participant

    You possibly could use a scissor type lift. They are electric powered (battery) and roll. They can be maneuvered into a position and raised vertically (vertical limitations typically depends on the size of the machine). However you are limited to the vertical areas directly above the machine. If you need to get in-between pews you will more than likely need to use conventional scaffolding or remove a section of pews to allow for access by a scissor lift. If something else pops into my head I will post it.

    Jimmy Fell
    Building Engineering-Consultants, Inc. (BE-CI)

    #15651

    Deacon Joe Richards
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    I just joined CCFM, Joe, and found your question interesting to hear an answer about. I figure since its posting almost two years ago you might have found an answer to getting up to the top of your Chrystal Cathedral there in Garden Grove. I’m all ears. The one gentleman who showed the GENIE Lift straddling pews (http://www.aerialift.com/church-lifts.htm) gave a pretty good answer for generic problems. I have not seen such a lift in these Wisconsin parts though. When I worked at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe here we had to bring in a lift that could fit through a 6ft. wide door to get up 100 feet. It came out of Chicago, and had legs that spidered out after pews had to be removed, so as to provide a large enough foot print to safely do the job. Did you get an adequate answer? Deacon Joe Richards, La Crosse, WI

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