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Old 05-12-2012, 11:29 PM
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Default A little project...

to get my big chain falls out of the bucket and off the floor.
  1. The eye from a pipeliners sling
  2. Side view
  3. Installed and chain falls hanging on them.
  4. Another view,
Not a lot to explain here, other than the eye was from a sling that was used to carry pipe with a sideboom, back in my pipelining days. The slot in the eye was where you would pass the sling through to choke the pipe. I have two of these here somewhere.
I now can lift the chain falls up to the eye with my small chain falls, then hook the big set into the hangers eye and let the small ones down. Thus making it a lot easier to hang those big heavy beasts up.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:10 AM
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I hope they are high enough you don't bump your head on them every time you walk by (i know I would )
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:52 AM
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I hope they are high enough you don't bump your head on them every time you walk by (i know I would )
Chris, it is between the ram on Connie and the a post. I hung it there so it would be out of the flow in the shop. When I built the addition to the shop it will be on a trolley on one of the 6" W flange beams that will from the ridge beam.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:44 AM
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Good idea.....the times when either I have taken the 5 ton chain hoist down and it's time to put it back up.....I have to psych myself and commit perched on a ladder to hit the eye with the hook.......haven't missed yet but things could go south literally if I did.........
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:55 AM
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Good idea.....the times when either I have taken the 5 ton chain hoist down and it's time to put it back up.....I have to psych myself and commit perched on a ladder to hit the eye with the hook.......haven't missed yet but things could go south literally if I did.........
A FIVE TON chain falls
That makes my back hurt just thinking about it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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I am far to old for that. I rig them on my CM toolbox hoist and just supply the power to move the hook into the ring on the trolley.
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Good deal Dan. have yet to graduate to chainfalls. but younever know what I will get with the new shop.
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I have a 5ton chain fall that my uncle gave me a few years ago. I managed to get to hung on the gantry crane and that is where it stays! i just cover it with a tarp when not in use. Way to heavy for me to move around. I would love to swap it out with a one ton, that is all I really need. But, I'm too cheap to spend the $ to replace something I already own.

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:52 PM
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Well I managed to pickup another 1 ton air actuated hoist w remote which probably handles 80% of all the work but the 5 ton is nice for the bigger jobs......I think it's the chain that weighs the most, much of the 5T hoists body is aluminum......
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