I am sure that ours is not the only nave and chancel with lightbulbs some 30 feet or more in the air -- that need to be changed from time to time... What do others of you do when it is necessary to traverse the boundaries of space and change a bulb?
A couple of years ago we combined several projects and rented scaffolding to replace the spots at the very peak of the roof (37-40 feet in the air). The cost was about $1,000 for all the materials, delivery, pick up, and it required us to tear down and set up three different times (with a half dozen men) to get it all done. Now we have some other lights out. These are hanging fixtures over the altar with a single down spot and the bulbs have lasted over ten years of very rigorous usage.
We are thinking about getting a lift of some sort... Sams has a vertical lift with a working use of 31 feet without having all the weight of a scissors lift... cost is high ($7K) but it could be used for many things around our parish... Just thinking... does someone reading have a better idea?
We would rent but our local rental agency does not keep something like this in stock and we would have to pay to have it shipped in -- on top of the rental charges -- and would have to fit our schedule around its availability...