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Old 10-20-2008, 06:42 PM   #16
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no worries on the wimp thing. Call me whatever...All I know is I picked up the lift late on a Friday, went home, and hung the ceiling rock in one bedroom by myself that night. That was just the first room I did in the house, and I thought, "Wow, best $180 bucks I've ever spent."

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Old 10-21-2008, 01:54 PM   #17
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I second the "wimp" thing - bjbatlanta's sentiments are appreciated - too old and too tired to try to be a tough guy - just end up hurting / embarrassing myself in the process. thanks again all for the great feedback
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:16 AM   #18
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no worries - that's all good info - gives me a decent idea

just an fyi - I do have some 4"x8" bottom chords tying the top walls together at top plate at 4' intervals - these will eventually be trimmed / turned into "fake" exposed / box beams once the drywall is up - that would probably make you curse a bit (and make the $ go up ) if the scaffolding does not clear the underside (or the scaffold would have to max out at just under 8' - which I think is not the case, from what I've rented anyway). But - I've been using these "beams" as scaffolding (a few 2x12's running perpendicular across the them makes a nice working platform - that's how I'm doing the insulating right now)

otherwise its a wide open floor space (except for all the crap I drop down there while I'm working ) and I think the framing is overkill if anything.

anyway, i got a better idea on the options now - thanks again to you and clasact all for the info - really helps

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my design for a homemade lift could be adapted to do this type of job as well. LOTS cheaper in the long run!
can you build your own drywall lift?....done!

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my design for a homemade lift could be adapted to do this type of job as well. LOTS cheaper in the long run!
can you build your own drywall lift?....done!

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wow - that's pretty cool - I've done a few simple tricks with ropes and pulleys on my small projects when stuck working alone (which is pretty much all the time) but nothing that elegant - you got me thinking now
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Hi I'm Mike from Broadway Lift & Equipment Co. that Steve1234 mentioned. I found this forum and thread by accident while using Google to check on some advertising.

Anyway just wanted to throw in a little info on these drywall lifts. Although the lifts in this price range are going to be Asian imports, just like US made products there are different levels of quality in Asian manufacturing.

Our drywall lifts sell for $185 and have a weight of 110 Pounds. There are other units out there in the 90-98 pound range that sell for as little as $125. Same overall size, but thinner gauge steel. We stay away, and suggest you stay away from these units as well.

If you are going to buy a drywall lift, ask the seller for the weight before you purchase it. This is generally a clue as to it's quality. In our experience if the factory skimped on the gauge of steel to save manufacturing costs, there's a good chance they skimped in other areas of the manufacturing process as well.

Thanks for your business and the mention Steve. I'm not sure if posting my contact info here is ok with the moderators, but I would be happy to do so if it's acceptable.

Thanks, Mike

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