Pole in a false roof??

 
Dove
I'm new in that and I have to buy a pole, the thing is that in my home all are false roof, I mean, is not so solid (is solidsolid, but I don't know if is strong enought), so, has anybody the same problem as me?

I will apreciate all the suggestions!!!

(oh, maybe is not called false roof, but I'm not english and tha's the only translation I could find... but, do u understand me? )
Dec 29, 2009
Mary Ellyn
What is your ceiling made of? Do you know if there are joists or studs in the ceiling?
Dec 29, 2009
Dove
mmmm it's made of a kind of strong plaster... and i think there is no joists or studs in the ceiling,
what do u think?

I don't want to fall down and open a hole!!! so, maybe I have to find somewhere else...
Dec 30, 2009
MissJulie
I have the same issue. Whether it would work or not was so iffy and after researching extensively, my answers were still pretty vague. I gave up and bought a stage pole. I'm now in line for the new platinum stages pole with a very small base as opposed to one you could actually fall off of. It sucks, but it's the price I pay for a cheap apartment.
Dec 30, 2009
Integra
I sort of have the same issue. The ceilings in the basement we are refinishing are "suspended" ceilings. What I ended up doing was adding extra support between the two joists with 2x4's and then drilling a piece of thick (1 inch) plywood over all that. I have yet to be able to put the pole up, but I am pretty sure that it will be fine, but I will defiantly let you know.
Dec 30, 2009
Audball
Oh i have the exact same problem. I've just ordered an X Pole to go in my new apartment. Went to see the apartment today and te ceiling is totally hollow. I'm gutted. Looked it up and X Pole doesn't recommend using them on false ceilings. Although, apparently some people have done it without incident. Not sure if it's worth the risk! I'd imagine repairing a massive hole in the ceiling would be costly.

Help! I want my pole!
Jan 1, 2010
Audball
Have had a look into the stage poles, not keen on those, and aren't the very expensive. Don't think I could afford one. Scraped together the cash for a new XPert X Pole, now might not be able to use it at all... :,(
Jan 1, 2010
Dove
I'd imagine repairing a massive hole in the ceiling would be costly.

Help! I want my pole!

I would be worried about the injuries it can cause...
Jan 1, 2010
Audball
Haha true. I'm willing to put down a few cushions ad take the risk, but don't want to risk destroying the landlord's ceiling? Is it actually likely that the pole could damage a ceiling??
Jan 1, 2010
Veena
Have you checked to see if you can find a stud/joist?? Have you tried the knocking method? If your ceiling is plaster a stud finder wont work right, so you will have to knock. If your positive there are no joists then you can't install a pole. YOu have to have a beam/stud/joist to place a pole under.
Jan 1, 2010
Dove
Thanks everybody!!!! Ok, so I think I would install it in another place!! Or in another home.... hahaha!!!
Jan 3, 2010
Audball
I don't think i've got anywhere where the ceiling is suitable in my apartment... and can't move for another year! This is terrible! What do i do?!
Jan 3, 2010
Dove
Mmmm.... What I've done is to convince my cousin to do pole dance (and put the pole in her home...) Maybe you can find a friend or familiar who wants to try poling... Is all about persuation!!!
Jan 3, 2010
Audball
That's not an option for me unfortunately for lots of reasons. Im thinking I may have to go for an xstage instead. But not only do i think they are much less attractive, but with the podium and my fairly low ceilings, i'd have to get it cut down, so it wouldn't have much height to work with. Is it worth it? It seems like my last option to have a pole...
Jan 3, 2010
SissyBuns
That's not an option for me unfortunately for lots of reasons. Im thinking I may have to go for an xstage instead. But not only do i think they are much less attractive, but with the podium and my fairly low ceilings, i'd have to get it cut down, so it wouldn't have much height to work with. Is it worth it? It seems like my last option to have a pole...

How high are your cielings?
Jan 3, 2010
Audball
I'm not sure, like 8 and a half feet? Am going to pop out some spot lights and have a look tomorrow, but im pretty sure the joists are 2-3 inches above the plasterboard :'(
Jan 5, 2010
Audball
Hey just though i'd update in case anyone else had th same problem as me. I couldn't find any joists by knocking, everything sounded hollow. Forked out 15 euro for a stud finder, which didnt work as the ceiling is plasterboard! But today, i had someone (who knows stuff about ceilings) pop out some of the spotlights as look in with a torch. Turns out there are some joists , and he said that they wouldnt sound different by knocking. So now i can have a pole

I had cancelled my xpole order, but am now delighted to order again today! So if anyone thinks they may have false ceilings or no joists, may be worth having a look!

Aud
Jan 7, 2010
Effiekaidas9910 Previous Paid Member
Hi, I was wondering if a pole would dent a false roof. I have support beams already but my parents are worried that it will dent the roof, Thankyou.
Jun 16, 2020
Veena
Effiekaidas9910 You need to have a beam/joist under any pole you install.
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