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Old 07-15-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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A small window air conditioner was installed over a door, where there was a transom window. I need to get this down and install a new one. Can't do this on a ladder anymore. So simple answer is a winch but never used one. My question is, as in the image, how is the wire rope kept from spinning free when the heavy object is coming down? Motor only?


Also, I was thinking of using the ratcheting strap. If the strap is wrapped one way only, I guess about 6-7 times around the ac (getting 30' strap), will the ratchet get all 6-7 wraps of strap to tighten around the ac?
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There is a drum brake that keeps the drum from spinning when there is no power to the motor. You use the rocker switch to power the wire rope up or down.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:07 PM   #3
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Those winches are supposed to have auto braking , to prevent freespooling.

You will need to verify this before purchasing one, some manufacturers omit it to allow a cheaper unit.

What is the weight of the A C unit? an assistant would be handy, or more than one.

Whatever you do, do not get under it to lower it, if it comes loose, you will be harmed.

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You won't have room from the ceiling to the AC unless you have super high ceilings. Hire a couple of high school kids to remove it for you.
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Thank you for the replies. Will take all cautions but helpers are liability, imo. Was hoping that AC would be the last dumb thing I do.
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Would a drywall lift with a plywood platform attached to slide the A/C onto work?
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Post a picture of what your up against.
I can not picture ever using a hoist for this simple 1/2 hour job.
Two step ladders, two people, in and out.
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Sorry no photo but it is above a door with a tricky location. The door is on a corner (wall on one side) leading out to a narrow (3') screened patio. 2 stories up. I also don't know anybody I'd be comfortable having accidents with.
Joe, I think I was planning myself into getting a new tool. Though I think this is the best option with nobody under the thing. I will be making the winch brace better than I described.
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rent a painters scaffold for half a day - two people - live to tell about it.
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This is one of those times you could probably pay someone to do it for what it would cost you for the winch. Not only that you will still need to get above the ac to mount the winch or a pulley.
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Not cheap but you need something like this.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...1838_200651838

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The lift cart type is the first thing I looked at but they tend to be heavy (have to go through the house, out to the bedroom patio), not very manuverable and for a single purpose. Same with the scaffold. Actually I had the words mixed up. The image is a hoist, not a winch. Found Champion hoist manual that clearly shows a brake. About the same price at homedepot. Wish I went to homedepot site also. Would have preferred champion that at least has an office and publishes a manual. Grainger also has a paper on the difference. Winch does not have a brake or has gears that may fail. Winch is not for verticle lifts. The amazon buyers seem to like it and use it to take thing up as well as down, so I assume it has some kind of brake.
I may return the amazon hoist if the manual is in chinese.
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A snatch block attached to a ceiling joist above the A/C and about 2 ft. out from the A/C will solve the distance problem between the A/C unit and the ceiling. By this the hoist can be mounted almost anywhere in the room. This will also allow the A/C unit to swing out to be lowered.
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