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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2019, 02:52:15 PM »

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2019, 02:56:08 PM »
Finally figured it out!

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2019, 02:59:44 PM »


Not the best at photography! 

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2019, 03:10:39 PM »
At 8ft x 4ft that does look heavy to be on a pulley system so you'll need some beefy 'skyhooks' methinks. I could imagine me hauling on the lifting cord and the ceiling coming down rather than the layout going up! :worried:

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2019, 03:38:07 PM »
At 8ft x 4ft that does look heavy to be on a pulley system so you'll need some beefy 'skyhooks' methinks. I could imagine me hauling on the lifting cord and the ceiling coming down rather than the layout going up! :worried:

That is a very real possibility!  :doh:, however the plan is that the pulley system only needs to to raise the board up  high enough to then engage some heavy duty folding brackets rated for 300kg each that will be bolted to to the wall battens, so really the ceiling won't be constantly taking the strain of the baseboard weight.   

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2019, 03:44:03 PM »


A few of the parts for the pulley system. The bigger pulleys are rated at 75kg each and the smaller ones 35kg each, braking strain of the rope is 360kg.

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2019, 07:07:10 PM »
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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2019, 04:59:20 PM »
So I have been working on the pulley system last night and today, and it has been relatively successful.
The pulleys are working well and the ceiling joists are taking the weight well, however there is just too much flex in the baseboard when raising and lowering which leaves me worrying about the longevity of any fixed structures on top of the baseboard.

A solution could be to add yet more bracing support under the baseboard to give it more rigidity, but at the cost of adding more weight, which in turn would require more pulleys making the whole thing far too complex.
So it would probably be wiser to call a Holt to the whole idea now a save myself time, money and the stress of it all and change plans towards a fixed baseboard.         

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Re: A learning journey
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2019, 05:07:38 PM »
Looking at the picture in reply #17 it looks like it might be possible to have a hinged layout on that wall, (hinged up or down), - would that be possible? You would still have some flexing of the baseboard, but maybe less than you would have using the pulleys. Just a thought.
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