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Old 10-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #31
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i know, but it's hard on him too.... the lift will just make it easier for both of us to do the best job we can. =o)

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Old 10-22-2008, 02:42 PM   #32
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woohoo! built it today and first testing seems to be going well. all measurements are 6 ft. 4 ft. and 2 ft. lengths to keep it simple. trick was i needed to add 4 'legs' to it to keep it stable to load it, then my boy steadies it on the crank up, and then we maneuver it into place and one more half turn of the crank locks it to position! it's big when down, but only has a 2x4 footprint when up! of course it will need to be disassembled into 3 or 4 sections to store until i need it again next spring/summer. will take pics and post them soon. anyone brave enough to attempt to build this crazy thing can get measurements by asking.... but i doubt anyone will want to when they see it! roflmao (but hey, it WORKS!)

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:33 AM   #33
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*ouch* well, the initial testing was good, but when we loaded the drywall on it, it all changed! it was too unwieldy to handle, so it's back to the drawing board. i think i have a fix figured out now, will try to post pics of how NOT to build it later this morning! roflmao

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:31 AM   #34
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ok, i've re-designed it and will make necessary changes today. NOW it should rise straight up and down (no tipping) with the crank easily!
will post when finished, tested and i'm happy.

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Old 10-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #35
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built, tested and i'm satisfied! IT WORKS!!! WOOHOO!! even by MYSELF i can raise the full sheets!! will post pics tomorrow or maybe later tonight.

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:22 PM   #36
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well, here it is! the picture with the dog is the way NOT to make a drywall lift!!! the re-designed lift works fine, but is still a LITTLE wobbly. but as you can see, it locks it up tight and makes the job lots easier for me! (and my boy) still need to add the wheels, but it was so easy to shift panel, i may not. comments appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:30 AM   #37
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continued here---> can you build your own drywall lift?....done!

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #38
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I love your enthusiasm and spunk..........

I did not understand it at the beginning but now I can see that this will work, having hung drywall before.

Great job.
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Great job big dangermouse. The TOP pic makes more sense than the lower pic,,,seems to be built different somehow,,,or does the bottom "morph" into the top pic?? Is one pic model one and the other model,final finish???

I could see using that,,,how wide is it,???does it fit thru a 24 " door?? Does the cable wind attachments slide up and down?? How does it work to hang wall rock??
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hey there mouse, i saw the plans for the drywall lift and i'm really interested if you've gotten anywhere with its construction? i'm wondering if you have more detailed plans as i would like to build one myself, thanks for your help!
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I could see using that,,,how wide is it,???does it fit thru a 24 " door?? Does the cable wind attachments slide up and down?? How does it work to hang wall rock??
sorry don, i must have missed your questions, as the post says, the 'diamond' shape did NOT work well. i had to rebuild it right....
i made the measurements easy, 2 ft. wide, 6 foot long, 4 ft. high.
no, they don't slide.
and it is for flat ceiling work only at this point, though i could probly figure out how to get angled ceilings from it.

wow... sorry everyone, i forgot to post here that this thread continues in Project Showcase!
can you build your own drywall lift?....done!
will try to get to requests soon.

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hey there mouse, i saw the plans for the drywall lift and i'm really interested if you've gotten anywhere with its construction? i'm wondering if you have more detailed plans as i would like to build one myself, thanks for your help!
please email me if you have any information, robinoflocksley05@gmail.com
Sorry, I must have missed this! Detailed instructions can be found here:
can you build your own drywall lift?....done! and I can answer any other questions anyone may have.
I'll be reassembling it and using it again real soon now!

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This thread came up while I was googling drywall lifts. Just ordered a dw lift from MAX tools for $159 w/free shipping! Same as Harbor Freight but no shipping cost.
I was actually trying to find a new gizmo called an EZ Lift, but couldn't find anything there.
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Nice job Danger......I could have used that when I did my garage....instead, it was the "T" with my wife holding it while I was on the ladder trying to get the other end anchored....

I lucked out....picked up a HF lift for $125 off CL a couple of months ago.....I'll need it....my 2-story addition has 9' ceilings in one room and the upstairs is vaulted......not sure how I'm going to get the 10' lift to reach 13'.

Can you modifiy your design to reach 13'....at an angle....then ship it to me?
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Can you modify your design to reach 13'....at an angle....then ship it to me?
Done, done and on it's way!

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