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    Posted by thisuserdoesntreallycare on June 19, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    hii! i live in a relatively new apartment complex and asked the maintenance to help me locate the ceiling joist but they called and said the ceiling couldn’t support a pole because the sprinkler system runs through the ceiling. however, staff at the maintenance office told me before several residents do have a pole at home.

    i’m just wondering if anyone has experienced something similar – is it actually true that the ceiling can’t support a pole? should i stil give the good old stud finder a try or find a way to resell my pole :///

    thank you!!

    Veena replied 3 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Webmaster

    June 19, 2024 at 9:02 pm

    First of all, installing a pole is always an at your own risk scenario and the best place to contact for support would be X-Pole.

    With that in mind… most apartments will tell you not to install poles for one reason or another in order to eliminate their liability. If they helped you install it, or gave you information on how or where, and it does cause damage they can’t assess you for this damage when you move out because of the implied consent caused by their help.

    With this in mind as long as the ceiling is standard sheetrock it should have wooden studs/joists and a stud finder should be able to locate them for you or you might even engage a handyman. Most home improvement stores have resources to help you find a handyman if you don’t already know one. Paying a handyman $25 to $50 dollars to help you locate the stud is a very inexpensive way to insure you install it in the correct place which can save you far more in the long run.

  • Veena

    June 19, 2024 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for helping answer webmaster!

    I want to add that if you have the handyman install it they tend to over tighten because they don’t understand how they work. Here’s a video that will help you determine if your pole is too tight or not tight enough.

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