A customer moved into a luxury condo 3 months ago. It was a new build with all of the nicest amenities. She elected to have an enclosed range hood with a facade of heavy granite. A beautiful idea. When the granite installers came in to install the granite they discovered that the entire hood structure relied on a single 2 x 4 that was laid across drywall to hold it to the wall. In other words, 600 pounds of granite was supposed to be held up by a board laid across some drywall. Obviously, this was not going to work.
I was called in for a consultation and devised a plan to anchor the hood structure to the concrete ceiling above. To do this I custom fabricated some anchor pieces to attach to both the ceiling and the box. I did run into a problem, as a delicate sprinkler head was right in my path. This forced me to fabricate a different anchor piece designed to anchor to a reinforced beam instead of the ceiling. Obviously, this was not a typical construction problem. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.