I'm planning to buy crystal chandelier that weigh 200lb. We will be replacing existing chandelier in the two storied foyer (height 18 feet). Current chandelier is installed using electric metal box on 2x6 inch lumber installed between the joists. I have good access to attic and joists are 2x6 inch and spaced 16" apart. There is no other load on the joists (than the roof). Chandelier installation braces sold in stores and online are at the most rated for 150lb capacity. Questions i have: 1) Can I hang 200lb chandelier safely on 2x6 inch joists without causing damage to the joists (by overloading them) or to ceiling (because of joist deflection)? 2) what type of hardware available for installing heavy chandelier - any link appreciated. 3) seems like standard method of installing chandelier using electric box using screws may not be appropriate for 200lb chandelier - what technique should one employ to install heavy chandelier? 4) Is this something a DIYer can do it (i installed one chandelier in dining area) or are there more structural issues that I need to tackle?
Thanks in advance.