Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Latest project!

What do you think?

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Attic elevator. So MrsJAC doesn't have to lug those boxes up those crappy fold down stairs.

The casting has to be supported along it's length, hence the location of the cross bars. That's a Miller 185 MIG and the welds are good. Deep, wide, and hot. I was thinking on relocating the crossbar position but the thought of digging through those welds stopped me cold. It ain't going anywhere.

It is now exactly 12" shorter - I cut the legs long so I could get everything located correctly before finalizing. The motors still need to be wired together and the final welds are not done. Got to floor the lift carriage and maybe put some light chain on three sides to keep the load from extending past the ceiling opening.

The hoist frame will come apart into four sections so it will fit into the attic to be reassembled there. Each end section will be cross braced, and the back will have a bolt in diagonal. Overkill, but it makes me happy. The entire apparatus weighs less than 100lbs including hoists and lift carriage.

I'll tell MrsJAC 200lbs max - (You could lift a dressed 350 no problem), paint it, trim it in and call it a day.


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