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    pulley project

    Ok have decided to rig a pulley system on my 700 gal. Ive known light are to high
    but needed the room to be able to work in there. Havent anything but a thought to a
    build, going to start researching. Don't want anything electronic as working in
    maintenance for 40 yrs seen to many times the problems that can happen there and
    I don't want problems this heavy over my tank. There is a 10 ft steel frame with glass
    over my tank so weight will be a big factor. May just do a cumalong on each side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeftopia View Post
    Ok have decided to rig a pulley system on my 700 gal. Ive known light are to high
    but needed the room to be able to work in there. Havent anything but a thought to a
    build, going to start researching. Don't want anything electronic as working in
    maintenance for 40 yrs seen to many times the problems that can happen there and
    I don't want problems this heavy over my tank. There is a 10 ft steel frame with glass
    over my tank so weight will be a big factor. May just do a cumalong on each side.
    I have start d looking to see what ideas there are out there, I following along and will share information I think or know of.


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    David RR-Man was telling me about his pulley set up when we were at Reef Currents. Sounded like he had a a pretty simple cost effective solution. He was going to send me the info. Maybe if we both harass him we can get him to chime in.
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    You could use one of these. It is just a boat dock winch. I have used them to make walk bridges for docks and to make a lift away fish cleaning station. Not sure what your setup looks like... Lets see some pictures!!

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    Steel frame 10 ft by 4 ft with 3/8 glass plate and 12 black box led fixtures a little heavy. Looked on line at hoist
    last night, didn't look expensive. Going to need at least 2 so may just order one to check it out.
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    You can do it with just one. They hpld I think 700lbs. I will check again . that hoist is only about 100 bucks. What do your walls, ceiling where you will be attaching the unit?

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    You could do two pipes on top with a chain drive to the winch and have the supporting wires/ ropes rap around the pipe to lift it up. Kind of like a boat lift system.

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    actually thinking on putting eyebolts in each corner since frame is made of 1 1/2 angle iron
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    10ft is a long span but you could probably get away with eyebolts. That is what I was kind of suggesting run a cable from the eyebolt to the pipes or shaft whatever you want to call it. The run a the winch to the shaft and make it turn and roll up the cable around the shaft. you will have a sprocket of some sort to make both shafts spin and roll up the wire around the shaft at the same time so the whole fixture moves up with only on winch.


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