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 Post subject: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 3:32 am 
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I wanted to share what I found with all of you. I'm getting older and have been having a lot of problems lifting a cabinet up on saw horses to work on them. My current console took me 3 tries to get up on the saw horses, and I was sore for a few days. While I was stripping the cabinet I started wondering about a block and tackle system to lift it with. Somehow during my web searches I came upon a kayak lift system. It's rated at 125 pounds and you can mount the two pulleys at any distance you want from each other. Needless to say it works great! This cabinet is at least 80 pounds, and using the pulleys it feels like about half that. Here is a picture of it lifting my Rogers cabinet. I can lift it up, pull out the saw horses and then set it down on the ground. From there it is simply a matter of lifting it so it stand vertically.

At only $30 I think it's a great investment.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 9:06 am 
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Looks good and cheaper than trips to a Chiro! I need something to get big table radios up and down stairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Tue 14, 2019 7:02 pm 
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You’d have to be careful though not to damage to back edges of the cabinet... would be a shame to get it all done and rip the veneer on a back edge from the straps...


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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 3:43 pm 
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I think you could possibly use a pair of those 90 degree molded cardboard corner strips which are commonly found inside washer and dryer, refrigerator and range cartons to protect the veneer from the straps.

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 4:41 pm 
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After I lifted it the first time I did check to see if there was any kind of indentation from the straps, and didn't find any. The cardboard corner strips would be a perfect solution to that concern! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Wed 15, 2019 7:32 pm 
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I used two Yutes when I had to move my RCA 111K - I'd have done it al by myself, but I had a trapezius muscle pull/strain......

Bookmarking the thread.....

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 Post subject: Re: Lifting heavy radio cabinets
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 4:49 am 
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Hello CWyoung,
what get set up
Sincerely Rich


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