Take a 6’ piece of 1” sch 40 pipe. Drill a hole thru one wall about 1 or 2 inches from each end. Stick a piece of 3/8 all thread in each hole and put on a washer and nut (inside the pipe). Connect the other end of the all thread to some uni-strut clamped over two steel beams in the overhead then mount 6 lights, each weighing about 20 lb, on the pipe. Assume that eventually someone weighing around 180 lb is on a 20’ ladder re-aiming said lights and loses his balance with this gizmo the only thing to grab hold of. Is this picture as ugly as I want to paint it? Just looking for some real engineering data to present to our “awww, that’ll never fall” contractor.
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