Garage Remodel-Storage Lift

Used a 220/440-Lb. Capacity Northern Industrial Electric Hoist. Purchased from Northern Tool online: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_120327_12…


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Updated: December 7, 2013 — 7:29 pm


  1. You talk to much

  2. PleaseLookAwayNow

    waiting for the door to open at just the wrong moment- crunch!

  3. tandpatinterlogdot

    please explain how you get the hoist to auto shut off once its reached its
    height in the attic

  4. Thanks for wathcing and for your comment. You might not be able to see it
    in the video, but about three feet up from the eye hook where the cable
    connects to the platform there is a rubber grommet. That will make the
    hoist shut off automatically. Also the bottom of the platform is bigger
    than the hole in the ceiling so I usually just eyeball it and manually cut
    it off when it touches. It’s not perfect but it gets the job done for me.

  5. Originally I did not have the vertical supports but since I’m only using
    the single cable and not a system of pulleys there was too much sway. The
    vertical supports have helped quite a bit but I still need to use caution
    as the platform still wobbles a bit depending on the load and I sometimes
    have to make sure I guide it by hand as it goes through the hole in the
    ceiling so it doesn’t bang into the opening. I’ve damaged the steel
    uprights a couple of times by not paying close enough attention.

  6. Nicely done!

  7. Nice, I think you could have been OK with only two of the up rights against
    or near the wall with wheels on them. I love the idea of putting it in the
    doorway, brilliant.

  8. Lift with your knees dammit! And curious, could you up the lifting
    capacity, go up with the lift and redesign where things go. That things

  9. Malcolm- I’m sure you could install a larger hoist. Though without
    additional safety features I wouldn’t ride up. You never know when
    something can go wrong. It’s only an 8′ drop, but could cause serious
    bodily damage.

  10. Thanks for watching and the comments. It’s been a great help to me. I like
    the idea about adding wheels. I think I’ll try that.

  11. Can you recommend a winch to use for this application?

  12. Hi Nick, I used a 220/440-Lb. Capacity Northern Industrial Electric Hoist.
    There’s a link to the hoist I used in the video description (YouTube won’t
    let me paste the link in here). So far I’ve been happy with the
    performance. Hope this helps!

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