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Old 06-06-2020, 02:05 PM   #1
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So I knocked something off my to-do list.

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Waiting for the winch to finish.


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Old 06-06-2020, 02:08 PM   #2
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Are you going to put that on your new Cadillac?
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Are you going to put that on your new Cadillac?

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Does it just use it's weight and the slope of the ladder to keep it on track?
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Does it just use it's weight and the slope of the ladder to keep it on track?
Extension ladder, cut down.

Ladder rated 250lbs

Leans up against building to the flat roof on the second floor. Brackets hold the top to the building.

I'm gonna use it to move new fridge, stove, dressers and stuff up to the 2nd floor of a unit I have.
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Does it just use it's weight and the slope of the ladder to keep it on track?
He made the trolley out of the fly section which should be interlocked with the base section.
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Extension ladder, cut down.

Ladder rated 250lbs

Leans up against building to the flat roof on the second floor. Brackets hold the top to the building.

I'm gonna use it to move new fridge, stove, dressers and stuff up to the 2nd floor of a unit I have.
Nice build, but Is the fridge going thru a window?
I'll take the stairs.
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I’m also interested in how you’re getting these things into the second floor. Do you have one of those big openings made for material to go through?
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I’m also interested in how you’re getting these things into the second floor. Do you have one of those big openings made for material to go through?
Like a barn?
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Like a barn?
Yeah. Or I have seen them install french doors out of the second or third floors of houses that are for future decks/balconies but are currently used to bring large stuff in.

But in Helmut's situation, I assume it is the flat roof of the first floor that he is bringing stuff into, and then thru the window into the second floor.
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Yeah. Or I have seen them install french doors out of the second or third floors of houses that are for future decks/balconies but are currently used to bring large stuff in.

But in Helmut's situation, I assume it is the flat roof of the first floor that he is bringing stuff into, and then thru the window into the second floor.
Many older farm houses here have a seeming door to nowhere on a second story. They were called shaker doors and used to shake out rugs without having to take them downstairs to go outside.
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Here's a house I worked at with french doors out of the 3rd floor:

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The guys that installed my new roof used a similar contraption. Electric winch.
No personnel. Materials only.

Nice work Helmut!
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The guys that installed my new roof used a similar contraption. Electric winch.
No personnel. Materials only.
Exactly.

The stairs and landings are too narrow to get anything large in. The current fridge can't go down the steps. The kitchen has a 38x55 double hung.

Gonna be soo much easier to move people in and out.
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Lull lift & something similar to this would work also...

https://www.kokeinc.com/products/forklift-man-baskets/


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Nice build, but Is the fridge going thru a window?
I'll take the stairs.
No you won't take the stairs.

Take the doors off the fridge, and I can fit a really nice one up here.
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Exactly.

The stairs and landings are too narrow to get anything large in. The current fridge can't go down the steps. The kitchen has a 38x55 double hung.

Gonna be soo much easier to move people in and out.
Moving stuff is something I hate to do and one reason we have not sold our house yet. 35 years of stuff down in the basement too. We have been working down there since Friday and still have at least today and tomorrow to get it done!
Also we are having new floors installed and there is a lot of stuff to move around so they can install the new floors. I can barely stand the thought!
I do not envy you having to move things vertically. Be safe. Could be dangerous. Get all the help you can.
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