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    I was planning to use it with a manual chainfall.

    Kind of tough to operate that from above....


    I can see a way or two to pull it off, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I was planning to use it with a manual chainfall.

    Kind of tough to operate that from above....


    I can see a way or two to pull it off, though...
    Your going to be ripped, after 5 minutes of pulling chain I'm beat.

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    Roofers use ladder jacks, they hang one the out side of a ladder, I could see trying something with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Your going to be ripped, after 5 minutes of pulling chain I'm beat.

    Actually, most of the time, all I use are these:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lehigh-11...4#.UZQwnUpdDLQ (not exactly this, but close)

    http://www.rei.com/product/710216/bl...gate-carabiner (again, not exactly, but you get the idea....)


    I was mostly looking for a way to lift/hoist the mid-weight items on those buildings that don't have roof hatches. I got lifting through those wired.

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    I made a lift for installing wall mount boilers turns out I use it for all different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Actually, most of the time, all I use are these:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lehigh-11...4#.UZQwnUpdDLQ (not exactly this, but close)

    http://www.rei.com/product/710216/bl...gate-carabiner (again, not exactly, but you get the idea....)


    I was mostly looking for a way to lift/hoist the mid-weight items on those buildings that don't have roof hatches. I got lifting through those wired.
    I have a setup I keep in my garage, block and tackle I think, the rope takes 3 passes through two pulleys, works pretty good.

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    the number of lines supporting the load divided by the weight of the load gives force required to lift it.

    I use a double line, so I lift a 50 pounder with 25 pounds of effort.

    Makes it REAL nice hoisting those smaller compressors onto the roof.

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    I always use mine to hang my deer up every year, I don't do much roof work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    I always use mine to hang my deer up every year, I don't do much roof work.
    Funny...

    I strung my deer up with the same rig this year.

    Well, I didn't do it as smart as I could have and should have, but I'll have a better setup come October. Hopefully, I'll be hanging several deer with the boy and I both hunting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
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    Ladder winch
    I don't see how this works out smoothly? everything must be dragging up the side of the wall on the way up?? also how do you get it up and over the roof edge. I think it would be better if it was made in round pipe then you have the upright pipe in a hollow pipe. then have a long 90 round pipe in it that way it can swivel out away from the roof then onto the roof to drop the stuff

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    Developed an android app that does a lot if that counts here

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    I rigged up a similar ladder winch some time ago using a come-along. It would work OK as long as you had someone footing the ladder.

    Otherwise, the ladder had a scary tendency to start "walking away" when you pushed out with little or no load on it. That was the end of my experiment right there.

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