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Hanging a heavy item from a drop ceiling?

I am trying to hang a 30 LBS item from a drop ceiling, with no luck. I would like to use 2-3 eyebolts to distribute the weight, but everytime I think I figured it out, it pulls right through. The ceiling can't be very thick at all. Can this be done?

Answer:

You won't be able to hang from the grid. What you can do is to get some threaded rod and rod anchors, attach them to the framing above the grid, and then drill a small hole in the tile for the rod to come through for the object you wish to hang. Hope this helps.
Apr 14, 2017
30 lbs is quite a bit of weight. You will need to screw into a joist. Ay type of toggle bolt just through the drywall will not hold it.
Apr 14, 2017
Is this a ceiling with the tile in a metal grid system? I need to know this before I can answer it. 9/11
Apr 14, 2017
You need to use extra large toggle bolts or get in the attic and find a joist to attach to.
Apr 14, 2017

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