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Old 04-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Heavy Duty Homemade Hardtop Hoist

Quick and easy! Very, very heavy duty!

20' 2" steel pipe
1 880# Electric Hoist
20' Slotted Sr. Unistrut
6' Slotted Jr. Unistrut
20' chain
1 mini clevis
4 eyebolts
Misc nuts washers
Pipe insulation
Zip ties
2 ratchet straps

$150 Total.

I know I could have built it cheaper, but I did it right the first time.
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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Looks nice! I would nail some 2x6 to your trusses at the nail plates. Your trusses werenot designed to carry a load at those points. 2 feet centered on the nail plates will be more than enough. That way you don't have everything come crashing down.

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I agree. I plan on laminating 8' 2x6s to them. Note that the 20' stick of 2" pipe hits 4 trusses. So it does spread out some of the weight. Either way it will handle 880#, the capacity of the hoist.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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I agree. I plan on laminating 8' 2x6s to them. Note that the 20' stick of 2" pipe hits 4 trusses. So it does spread out some of the weight. Either way it will handle 880#, the capacity of the hoist.
I meant that the pipe spans across 6 trusses to spread the load. TYPO.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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Yes I saw that, I just like to be on the safe side. As a home builder, I know the truss companies tend to use the cheapest materials they can. You will enjoy the ease that hoist provides you.
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