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Old 01-22-2009, 06:55 AM   #16
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DM, Clearly you are an independent, self reliant guy. My concern here is by the time all my freinds agreed on modifications (personal touches) to that device I would run out of beer... twice. It wouldn't seem fair just to invite them over to use it AFTER I built it all myself.

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:03 AM   #17
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well, this IS a do it YOURSELF site.... -=chuckle=-

but who's to say you can't go get more beer?

modifications???? like what? fuzzy bunny stickers?

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:53 AM   #18
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No fun using original specs without personal touches for future requirements. For example I would have to add a luggage rack and tow chain because if I built it I would have nowhere to park it and my wife woulld throw me out with it.
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hmmmm.... solar charged.... kickin' stereo..... fridge.... TV.... hmmmmmm..... i know! park it in your driveway and rent it out!

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #20
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hmmm... i wonder if mitaccio ever built one like he said?

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:50 PM   #21
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I like it! we need to replace some drywall in the garage. Are you any relation to R goldburg?
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:43 AM   #22
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Rube Goldberg? wow, don't know whether or not to thank you on that one!
he always tried to find the most complicated way to perform simple tasks, i'm sort of the opposite.
but i THINK it was meant as a compliment, so thanks, plain ol' tx!
if you DO make one, please post pics here?

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:40 PM   #23
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No harm intended! I like the idea of making our own tools. To be honest I found this site when you were working on the lift earlier this year. I kept reading until I joined. Thanks for pulling me in. There are many folks here on this site who motivate me past the "immediate" problem we face with home ownership. Thanks again!
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #24
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What an awesome lift! The next time I have a fair amount of drywall to hang, I think I will build one.

I had a recent project where I had to lift 2 @ 4' x 14' x 1/2" boards to the ceiling. I came up with a save and easy lift with material on hand. I decided to model it in Google sketchup as well.

Check it out. There is a link to the 3d sketchup plan on the following page:
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:44 PM   #25
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Very ingenious way to use cleats and scraps! Nice job. Po)

My design is useful because you can 'snug' the sheet to the ceiling flat and move it to exactly where you want it.
Then lock it tight to screw it. (and it rolls around too....)
I'm almost ready to reassemble it and do the rest of the house.

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DM, I do love your design. I have probably shown it to about 10 people now. With mine hinging to the wall, I was able to flip the rig, prop the end and easily push the wall board up the remaining inch. The wall side was nice and snug since I measured to secure at the point where my board would reach the ceiling joists once it swung up. My middle cleat kept the rig from going completely flush, but it was easy to secure. The second board was also nice and secure when swung up. It was a fortunate accident that the joints lined up perfectly when using 2x4x8's.

Thanks for your work DM.

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Very ingenious way to use cleats and scraps! Nice job. Po)

My design is useful because you can 'snug' the sheet to the ceiling flat and move it to exactly where you want it.
Then lock it tight to screw it. (and it rolls around too....)
I'm almost ready to reassemble it and do the rest of the house.

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Thanks! The top rack (of mine) would have to be modified a bit to handle 14' sheets though.
Perfect for 4'x8's though! (Shouldn't you be using 5/8" Fire-X on that ceiling? Or was it going over existing?)

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DM,

5/8" is only required in in the garage space in my area. 1/2" is allowed on the ceiling.



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Perfect for 4'x8's though! (Shouldn't you be using 5/8" Fire-X on that ceiling? Or was it going over existing?)

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Yup!, on 16" or 12" spans, but not 24". Po)

(Which, of course, mine just happened to be...-=chuckle=-)

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You should make it double as a battering ram or maybe a catapult or ballista. Perfect for those demolition jobs.

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