Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-01-2008, 03:15 AM   #11
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,116
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?


All right, it's 2008. (Snicker, snicker, cough, cough.)

Yes, Demonknight, I am somewhat clinging to the idea of four pillars on the ground floor, largely as guides. And I suppose I could find a wench with a big ass to crank the winch. (Stop it, stop it already!)

But I REALLY like the idea of doing away with miles of roller chains and just lifting the thing straight up and down from the ridge beam.

That might be the best arrangement. Four very simple poles for guides, and one honking winch on the ridge beam. Oh... Plus the counterweight and associated three pulleys and a cable -- so I can use a less honking winch.

I'm gonna have a last mug of hot chocolate now... and go to sleep. 2008 looks pretty good so far.

Maybe I'll dream of ...a good wench with a big ass. Warmth. Shade.
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 12:09 PM   #12
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 238
Re: How to build an elevator?

yeah..the wife pointed it out before I posted it, so I left it in...hoped someone would like that
Demonknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #13
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 263
Re: How to build an elevator?

I like the counterweight idea. Counterweight it properly and you could make it human powered. Basically a kinetic sculpture that goes up and down rather than horizontally.

BTW, I got that same damn chest cold. Sux, don't it?
pete c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 01:42 PM   #14
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,116
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?


Demonknight: That might be a "Freudian slip", so I was about to say Don't let your wife know.

I'ma'tellin'ya, it's one of the most common mistakes in the English language. And often the funniest!

Boy-o-boy.... 2008 is gonna be great! (Hey, that rhymes!)
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,116
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?



Pete: Yeah, I could make it human powered, but I'm not sure I want to.

(Thinking....)

Hmmm... It does sound like a good sporting challenge. Hmmm....

Lots of folks report a chest cold recently. Must be this winter's "germ of the year". Vitamin C, hot milk & honey, Robitussin DM cough syrup, don't forget to eat, stay warm, and read a book or two!
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #16
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 119
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?

Elliot:

I just found a pretty cool forum - Machine Builders Network. There is a posting there that sounds very similar to your situation. This particular posting doesn't have a lot of info, but may provide some ideas...

http://www.machinebuilders.net/forum...?TID=3202&PN=1

hth - Tony
dentarthurdent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 03:24 PM   #17
Bus Crazy
 
Elliot Naess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Posts: 2,116
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC-2000 Frt Eng, Tranny:MT643
Engine: 5,9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?




Oh wow! Oh bleeping WOW!

Tony, that is one fabulous forum!

Goodbye everybody! I'll be over there on the Machine Builders Network!

Just kidding. But I'll be spending some time over there, for sure.

Hey... Look... They have a section on How To Build A Back Yard Nuclear Reactor! Let's see if I can get that to wor...
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
__________________
Elliot
Millicent The Bus - roof raised two feet, toy-hauler tailgate.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...gate-1564.html
Elliot Naess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #18
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 119
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3
Rated Cap: 84
Re: How to build an elevator?

ROFL. I thought that looked like something you'd like.
dentarthurdent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 06:22 PM   #19
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
Re: How to build an elevator?



Something like that? Seriously...I think a person could scale that down a bit and use that design. Build strong uprights at the walls with a truss over the top. The platform can then span the distance between giving you a wide elevator with a small footprint on the floor. The bridge uses counterweights on both sides and uses a ridiculously small electric motor to life it. Balance the weight of the whole elevator with the counterweights so that it only "weighs" 50 lbs or so and then pull the counterweights down on the outside with a pair of winches using snatch blocks if necessary to increase load capacity.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #20
Bus Nut
 
KC10Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 529
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: 7.3 International diesel
Rated Cap: 60
Re: How to build an elevator?

Just get a car lift that lifts another car lift!
__________________
Matt
1993 International Carpenter 10 Window bus
7.3L diesel w/AT545
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...DSC02426-1.jpg
KC10Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
has anyone seen this build New to School Conversion General Discussions 5 03-04-2014 07:47 PM
The Big Bus Build browncrown Skoolie Conversion Projects 31 01-29-2012 10:19 PM
New Limo Bus Build kamoo Coach Conversion Projects 13 05-17-2010 02:58 PM
Best way to Build Loft ? pixie Conversion General Discussions 1 06-21-2008 12:00 PM
Build your own Air Conditioner Steve Conversion General Discussions 7 03-30-2005 12:25 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.