Hoist in the attic?

It is becomming more and more common to see an OSHA inspector more often than an AHJ!

Hard hats will soon be gone. Helmets and chin straps are taking over.

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While working for a large well known general contractor in Montreal, several years back, that erected very large luxury homes for individuals overseas, (UAE), while looking for areas of water intrusion, he manufactured 2 such a devices, a short steel cross beam with a hanging cable, noose and pulley.
These cross beams were secured between roof truss lower chords. The idea, one beam was used as a brace to lift a heavy elaborate crystal chandeliers from the ground to ceiling in the middle of an amazing sculptural stairway. It was the focal point when entering the home. The 2 front doors were glass and steel 15" feet in height. There were 2 such braces used to lift heavy objects from the ground floor.
I will try to find images of the project.
This image below is a facsimile only.

If true… then he was a crap builder!
For such a fixture as you describe, a “Light Lift Kit” is normally installed so the lighting fixture can be cleaned and maintained!

$7,000,000.00 dollar homes. Lol

What’s your point? Bigger the home, bigger the crook!!

Jeffrey, with all due respect, I used a similar device to hang on the top rung to my ladders, smaller of course, to hoist building materials to the roof deck to rebuild chimneys. Using machinery is, number #1 expanse and #2 you need room to maneuver it and park it overnight.

Contractors work hard long hours and have immense liability. Contractors are bonded and licensed in my province.

None of that has anything to do with the subject at hand, nor the prior post you made about chandeliers!
Stay on point.
All you seem to add is confusion.
Comments in other threads, and from other members, support this opinion!

Too small, just like your brain.

Unfortunately, you try to impose your well on the MB. Everyone knows this to be true.

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There are all types of chandelier lifts, hoists, winches or manual pulleys. The OP’s picture does not represent anything I have ever seen in that category in a modern home. And one easy check…is their a large chandelier below this point? And if so, why would they detach the chandelier servicing equipment?


I’ve seen sites where they completely construct the roof truss system on the ground and the crane the whole assembly up on the finished walls. Wonder if this was accidently left behind? It seems to be substantially built for some pretty heavy lifting.