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ladder hoist (Read 175 times)
Nov 28th, 2020 at 11:08am

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Figured this might be interesting to someone. When we inherited my BIL's home it was filled with record albums, CD, Cassettes & music everything. The full basement was filled as was 2 bedrooms & a den. I have them on 12 pallets at my shop now plus a few thousand that are in boxes & cataloged. To move all this out of the basement was a challenge as we are all senior citizens with bad backs. So I looked on line for some type of lift..Lots of ladder lifts but all had the motor attached to the rear which will not work on a basement stairs. I did find some but the prices were $4K+. So I designed one.. I had a old 24' ladder (2 12' pieces) , purchased a $130.00 winch a harbor freight , some 1'5" angle iron, some off set  washers & 4" pulleys left over from my car lift.  It worked great & we managed over a yr to lift many tons of memorable items out of the basement.  I burned up 2 motors before I realized that the bearings in the motor were getting supper hot from constant use so I put a fan blowing cool air on the motor..problem solved. This lift will lift 100's of lbs with ease & it's pretty fast.   No bending over at the bottom or top of the stairs... It comes up to waist height at the top. Any way I'm gonna sell it & have no idea what to ask. Probably cost me around $250.00 plus the ladder.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #1 - Dec 2nd, 2020 at 12:56pm

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cool idea!
I use two of the harbor freight hoists for my hardtops!

I did use the block to cut lift and lower speed in half! LOL!

You should post pictures of the hoist!
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Reply #2 - Dec 2nd, 2020 at 1:55pm

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I will post some pic, also use one of the winches to lift my 19' ladder to my upper level in my shop. It's designed to hold 1000lbs lbs.
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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2020 at 10:44pm

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Maybe you could get a Patent on it as well?
 

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Reply #4 - Dec 8th, 2020 at 2:17pm

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Cost to much & it's to easy to probably improve the design, plus not to much use for something like this unless you are cleaning out a basement Lips Sealed
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Reply #5 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 1:15pm

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Here's the pic's I promised
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