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    daetiogar-deactivated20190904

    DIY Hidden Hard-point Needed Items 1- rated lag hook I used a 5/16” eye with 2.5” of thread 1- 400lbs rate carabiner 1- line voltage smoke detector 1- 1 1/3” holesaw 2- 1.5” sheet rock screws Drill Screw drivers Stud finder ( or other means of locating the joist )

    I am a tradesman so I did not use a stud finder I knocked on the ceiling until I found roughly where the joist was and then probed with a long screw driver to find the edges.

    Once the joist is located cut out the sheet rock ( or plaster ) around the joist to smaller then the mounting ring of the smoke detector. The opening I made was just shy of 4”

    Mark the center of the joist in the center of the opening and drill out some of the joist to recesses the hook. It is considered safe to remove up to ¼ of the joist width when removing a notch. In my case the ceiling joist was a 2x10 and I only removed 1.5” of the joist.

    Once you have the notch drill a sized pilot hole (based on your lag) and then slowly sink your eye hook into the ceiling

    Install the smoke detector mounting ring to the joist.

    Install the carabiner and test the hook Push the carabiner into the ceiling and cover with smoke detector

    **** THIS IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY!!! **** DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH MATERIAL NOT RATED FOR THE PURPOSE AND WEIGHT INTENDED

    Have fun be safe!

    icandolotsofthingsmaster

    This is brilliant! - DB

    badgirlforhubby

    We just use a hanging plant chain.  It holds a plant when not in use for other things and only requires to move the plant to be ready for use.