I am looking to mount a shop light reel and an air hose reel on the ceiling in my garage and am worried that it might be too much weight. Here are the approximate weights:

  • Light reel: 10 lbs
  • Air hose reel: 15 lbs
  • Mounting 5' x 2X6 board: 10lbs
  • Hardware: 3 lbs
  • 6' 1/2" Black steel pipe (for air supply): 10 lbs

So the total is about 45 lbs. I plan on attaching the mounting board to the three cross beams seen in the pictures. The two 2x4 support beams I will use hangers so I don't have to screw into them, but the 2x6 I will drill a hole and screw two screws into.

Here are the pictures:


Thanks for the help.

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    You will not have a problem -- go for it! – bcworkz Apr 2 '14 at 21:02
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    I agree. 45 lbs is nothing, as long as you hit a few ceiling joists. Use lag screws, not regular wood screws or drywall screws. – Doresoom Jun 26 '14 at 14:51

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