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mae-ling 10-04-2012 03:06 PM

home-made conveyor or ??? for basement dirt.
May do a project which would require removing dirt& concrete from my basement. Not wanting to carry pails of dirt up and down stairs. Can't rent a conveyor so looking at building something. Remember one time use so price is important.

Thought of of 2x8 and a 2x4 in an L on each side then a box with wheels under it that would run in the L track. Motor to pull it up and let it come down. Might be a little slow, but better then carrying pails.

Thought of a melamine trough. then use 2x6 slats side by side, kina like a roll top desk with rope running through holes on two sides to make a conveyor. Then motor to run it. Could be costly, maybe to much friction, how to hook up motor.

any ideas? prefer good ones:thumbsup:

kwikfishron 10-04-2012 03:40 PM

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Is this just one straight run? How long? I'm thinking 3" angle instead of wood.

biggles 10-04-2012 04:20 PM

might consider jacking up the car rear end and use it as a drive instead of a motor with series of pullies with a fabric belt way to take the stuff up and out..

mae-ling 10-04-2012 06:00 PM

Straight run - 3" angle costs, wood could be reused.

Biggles - coud you explain more? I understand the car as a drive system - I grew up on the farm!!! LOL

oh'mike 10-04-2012 06:53 PM

Would a 'laddervator' work?? (SPELLING?) I've rented those but never tried to spell it---

mae-ling 10-04-2012 07:07 PM

might, but none around here

epson 10-04-2012 07:16 PM

would this work?

mae-ling 10-04-2012 07:19 PM

Epson - can't see pics

epson 10-04-2012 07:24 PM

they are there.

beenthere 10-04-2012 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by epson (Post 1023923)
they are there.

I don't see them either.

oh'mike 10-04-2012 09:16 PM

That is a white ,snow conveyor---operated by a fellow in a white jump suit---

beenthere 10-04-2012 09:26 PM

Oh, now I see it, against the white background of the page.

oh'mike 10-04-2012 09:41 PM

I thought the white doves added an artistic touch---

epson 10-04-2012 09:58 PM

It was printed with invisible ink. You have to add vinegar to activate it. :jester:

beenthere 10-04-2012 10:01 PM

I'll have to go to the store and get more. I just used the last of my vinegar to wash my windshield, it had bird droppings on it, I think it came from doves.

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