Showing the construction of my garage lift with some explanation as to how it is put together. Below are a few links to some of the stuff I used for construction: Unistrut Channel: https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/48424 Unistrut Channel Trolleys (ugh... I called them "dollies"): https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/11241051 Electric Cable Hoist: http://www.princessauto.com/en/search?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=cable+hoist Design which I based my lift on: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=233122&page=3
Made an elevator to access the mezzanine in my shop. Barn door box rail, 2,000 lb winch, solar charged battery, custom made elevator base, UHMV roller guides. Still have to complete wiring with NC magnetic reed switched upper and lower stops.
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Details to the garage lift
I needed to get my extension ladder up off the garage floor to free up some space. Easiest thing to do was rig up a couple of block and tackle systems using old pulleys and hang it from the ceiling.