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  • #16
    Originally posted by jmpgino View Post
    I have a clothes pulley that has two metal frames, that five wooden rods go through. The metal frames are linked up with rope that go through two small pulleys screwed into the roof. The system is raised and lowered by the two ropes being joined together and tied around a hook.
    My question is as follows. My wife and even myself are finding it hard too raise and lower when wet washing is placed on the lines for drying. She does not even raise it up anymore, so I end up doing a limbo dance going under it.
    I have been looking for a low cost electrical system that would enable us to push a button, for raising it up and pushing another for lowering it. I was thinking of using a clothes dryer motor but have no idea of how to put the system in reverse, meaning up no problem but how do I get it down
    I understand this is not quite a welding project however it could well end up being part of one.
    A lot of you chaps work in all areas of manufacturing, so I thought your brains would help me...............I doubt when all fully loaded the whole system has more than 150 Lbs but my wife is only 107 Lbs soaking wet.
    So any help would be very kind of you.
    Pictures would certainly explain a lot.

    The OP was inquiring about using a low cost electrical system and was thinking of using a clothes dryer motor so I was just trying to offer some suggestions in that area since I have experience in that area.

    Is this going to be something like a clothes line that moves the clothes along a cable?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by clint738 View Post
      Pictures would certainly explain a lot.

      The OP was inquiring about using a low cost electrical system and was thinking of using a clothes dryer motor so I was just trying to offer some suggestions in that area since I have experience in that area.

      Is this going to be something like a clothes line that moves the clothes along a cable?
      He wants it to spin round and round to increase airflow over the clothes so they dry faster. Read post #8 problem solved. I still want to see pix of the set up.

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      • #18
        Help with small pulley hoist.

        Simplest way is use a 3-6 part line it will cut the weight in half every time it goes around the pulley no motors no electric hookup s. just pulleys and rope.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Bistineau View Post
          He wants it to spin round and round to increase airflow over the clothes so they dry faster. Read post #8 problem solved. I still want to see pix of the set up.
          Originally posted by Nathan128 View Post
          Simplest way is use a 3-6 part line it will cut the weight in half every time it goes around the pulley no motors no electric hookup s. just pulleys and rope.
          It's done already, just waiting for the pictures of the set up.

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