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    #46
    Originally posted by kurtsang View Post
    You could probably build a counter weight lift like brod hart's system using this guys garage attic lift if you can figure out how to lock the lift on the tracks. Take out the cable hoist and add weights if you desire to do it that way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjlZHgo2w-Q
    Very nice deal! Pretty easily fabricated. I like the tracks and rollers. I hadn't seen them before or I would have used them here.
    ( I mounted this filter on garage door tracks because it needed to be closer to the surface of the water of the tank above it but I need to be able to get it down so I could service it; the other filter is on wheels and rolls out of the way)
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    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
    NW NJ

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      #47
      and while on the subject of elevators, here's mine if you haven't seen it:
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      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
      NW NJ

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        #48
        That looks sweet.

        Did you design and build that?
        Is it manual?
        all by counterweight ?

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          #49
          Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
          That looks sweet.

          Did you design and build that?
          Is it manual?
          all by counterweight ?
          No. I picked it up disassembled from an elevator company that replaced it with modern stuff. It's counterweighted with a simple but very clever locking coupling that stop it as soon as weight come out of the cab.
          It was early 20th century, made in Poughkeepsie, NY. FDR's mansion just up the road has a near identical unit. They were called invalid lifts.
          It's pretty and pretty fast. Perfect for my 3 stories. Paid $1200 for it (+ my carpenter installed it. He had to fabricate the darker "derrick" part of 6x6s
          It's rope pull; the counterweights are on the left, on the two down-cables.
          69yo male T12 complete since 1995
          NW NJ

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            #50
            Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
            and while on the subject of elevators, here's mine if you haven't seen it:
            I think there are many of us who will forever be envious of your clever little contraption, pfcs

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              #51
              That is so cool for such a great price
              and so works with your space.
              They certainly knew how to do things back in the day.

              Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
              No. I picked it up disassembled from an elevator company that replaced it with modern stuff. It's counterweighted with a simple but very clever locking coupling that stop it as soon as weight come out of the cab.
              It was early 20th century, made in Poughkeepsie, NY. FDR's mansion just up the road has a near identical unit. They were called invalid lifts.
              It's pretty and pretty fast. Perfect for my 3 stories. Paid $1200 for it (+ my carpenter installed it. He had to fabricate the darker "derrick" part of 6x6s
              It's rope pull; the counterweights are on the left, on the two down-cables.

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                #52
                Revisiting this thread to see if anyone has any updates on homemade lift solutions.
                Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by mikeinbmore View Post
                  Revisiting this thread to see if anyone has any updates on homemade lift solutions.
                  You might try contacting local elevator firms and seeing if any know of an old dumbwaiter type are being removed to install a modern electric one.
                  Many older wealthy homes had these. When the elevator companies replace them, they consider the old one to be scrap! That's how I got mine; a kid working for them took it home, but he thought he had a valuable antique and wanted $6000 for it! I told him no way I'd pay that much and he ought to make a deal because, possibly, I was the only one in the world in the market for one! We settled on $1200. If it had been the company, I might have gotten it for free.
                  69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                  NW NJ

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                    #54
                    Hey all. Happy to report that it is still going strong now 12 years later! Accidentally deleted the original video from YouTube but plan to re-upload at some point.

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by beerod View Post
                      Hey all. Happy to report that it is still going strong now 12 years later! Accidentally deleted the original video from YouTube but plan to re-upload at some point.
                      Good deal. Thanks for letting us know 👍🏾
                      Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by beerod View Post
                        Hey all. Happy to report that it is still going strong now 12 years later! Accidentally deleted the original video from YouTube but plan to re-upload at some point.
                        Yep - would be interested to see how it functions. Thanks

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                          #57
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                            #58
                            Just tried to upload a video of it here. Not working for me though so I’ll upload to YouTube and post a link

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                              #59
                              Here you go.. Home made wheelchair lift/elevator

                              https://youtu.be/7IVGBt55hVA

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