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Successful first test of the lift to

2012-05-30 04:11:09.911583+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Successful first test of the lift to get the soil to the top of my workshop for the living roof! http://youtu.be/HRmmjsp0WDw

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 16:47:00.589634+00 by: Dan Lyke

If the controls were in my pocket I would have paid a bit more than Harbor Freight prices. And would you trust a remote control from Harbor Freight with human safety?

I could have run the cable back down, but I would have had to get a few extra pulleys and figure out how to keep it out of the way, and then rather than being safely above things when should things go wrong, you'd be in the target zone.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 15:52:02.754791+00 by: Larry Burton

I would think the controls would be in your pocket.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 14:54:16.000724+00 by: ebradway

'cause the controls are at the top.

Sounds like a design flaw. I guess it's better than having the controls only at the bottom.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 14:00:53.399793+00 by: Dan Lyke

'cause the controls are at the top.

Had nothing whatsoever to do with my fear of unanticipated failure modes. Not. A. Thing.

In other news, where Charlene was standing when she took that video is the closest I'll let anyone be to it on the bottom end when it's operating.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-31 05:03:42.320738+00 by: ebradway

Why did you take the ladder when you could have ridden the lift?

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-30 16:09:00.002008+00 by: Dan Lyke

And I got distracted this morning and lifted the rest of the gravel to the top of the building: http://www.flutterby.net/Image...2-05-29GravelOnWorkshopEdges.jpg

Half a yard down, 4 yards (to be delivered tomorrow morning) to go.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-30 10:04:19.10981+00 by: andylyke

Very neat!!