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He Raises And Lowers His Shop Door With Electric Wench
I read the article in your last issue about a fellow who raises and lowers his home-built shop door with a power drill. I found a cheaper way to do the same thing. I use a Harbor Freight 12-volt electric winch that I bought for $46. I mounted the winch above the door in the center and ran the cable down the outside of the door. I fastened a length of steel tubing across the bottom of the door to give it support so it would not bend the panel. The winch is powered by a 12-volt battery which is kept charged by a battery "float"charger (also from Harbor Freight). You could use a 12-volt converter as well. (William Gitter, 895 Bett Thyatira Rd., Coldwater, Miss. 38618)

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4