DIY Elevator

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  • Jay Bates June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • What type of fall arrester did you use

    William Dempsey June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • My attic has 2 by 4, is that sufficient

    Jonathan Cholak June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Genius,I was looking for this very thing, it's even simpler than I hoped for THANKS

    daniel roy June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Awesome!

    Ed Fisher June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • So i hope no one is going to nag At me for my coming question ! That is a great idea do you Think that it can Lift a weehlchair incl. The Person siting in it ? Ofcourse it would need something around like a Gate i dont know the correct name for that but i hope you know what i mean. Iam in a weehlchair and cant go upstairs or even outside ! I also cant put a stair Lift on the stairs because they are too small. I would Think this is a good sulotion for me because buying on would be far too expensiv for me. So do you Think it would work ? I have seen and read all coments and maybe someone Sees this and has a idea for me ! Please excuse my Bad english !!!

    gesi one June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • How do you attached the struts to the wall without having the fasteners get in the wall of the strut rollers?

    Ted Benjamin June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Can you build this for us in our home? We are in a difficult situation, physically and can not find anyone that will do it. Can you help us?

    Awoken Ghost on the Appalachian Trail AG on the AT June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • If you don’t understand what “DIY” means without an explanation then they are honestly to stupid to attempt this or be allowed to do anything without supervision.

    Wayne Wayne June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • I think the weakest point of this whole deal is the horizontal Unistrut supporting all the weight. I would have used double 3/8 angle iron instead of Unistrut. The far left and right supports are ineffective. If used at all, they should actually hold the strut down, not up. Furthermore, the fall arrester is a false sense of security. If the hoist was to fail, the platform would drop suddenly and the force on the fall arrester would potentially be 4X the static weight. I suspect neither the carabineer nor the Unistrut would support that sudden force. Non-engineers should not build things like this.

    Tom B June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Isn't that the point of the fall arrested, to keep it from hitting or touching the floor?

    Joe Reid June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • The hoist comes with a 6 foot cord but the cord in the viseo for the remote apperas to much longer. Did you run a new longer line? Thank you.

    Kelly Fagan June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Hey "Joe Safety Nut"!! If your really concerned with safety, then why did you attach the fall arrester to to same unistrut the wench is attached too. Anyone that's ever used a fall arrester knows to always attach it to a completely separate static point.

    John Stewart June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • This is brilliant. Thank for your video!

    Charles Barry Turner, AIA June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • I like the idea, but I would have the fear that something will get curshed cause the distance to the upper floor is to close. For example your foot can be crushed when moving up

    fritz fährmann June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Install a speaker to make it play elevator music/the portal radio song on repeat non stop when you plug it in

    Steven Damavandi June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • From down under a great job!!

    Robert Butler June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • I did exactly the same, but out of box steel. I added an industrial microswitch though wired into the up button circuit, so when lift is fully up it will stop automatically in the precise place

    Paul Helyer - Helyerfarms Ltd June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • I appreciate the amount of safety awareness. There are so many people on youtube who always point The Finger to safety. Loosing limbs or senses or your life is no fun. But i think a lot of people don't have enough intelligence to understand what an accident actually means, until it happens to them. Nice project 👍

    Richard June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Now your daughter can just get crushed under the elevator

    Gandalf Grey June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Well done. I have the roof of my shop office where I store some bulky and heavy-ish stuff, and I use a chain winch and hook the item with a strap just drag it up along the wall.
    It has kinda torn up the top edge, but I don't take things up and down very much at all. Your idea would be quite a bit easier! What I really wanted to do was build a carousal of shelves on one of my walls (also 16ft tall shop, lots of dead space up there..) so I can rotate around and get to stuff all over the wall. Maybe you can figure that out and show how to do it. Please?! 🙂

    Murray Madness June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Thanks for explaining what DIY stands for. FYI (for your information) that was really helpful BTW (by the way)

    Coquillages June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply
  • Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! super unsafe. unexpectable suicidal mega high risk…. No elevator building permits, certainly no elevator safety certifications posted, no safety cage, no landing cage, i assume no landing cage on the top floors with an exposed unlit shaft. I have a good mind to add no safety glasses, no face shield, no deadly virus mask, no hearing protection, no crash helmet no mouthguard, no athletic supporter, no condom, no knee pads, no shin guards no steel toe boots…. it's like you have a deathwish

    dirtdude June 10, 2022 2:09 pm Reply

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