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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 8/3/2019

Well now, I finally was able to turn my attention to the chandelier yet again after a few weeks of relative inaction.

In truth I had not been idle, but everything I'd attempted tended not to work as successfully as I'd wanted.  I could raise the chandelier but using the winch (which I switched to after trying to use a come along) ended up moving the scaffolding to which it was attached.  As I would raise the chandelier the scaffolding which actually creep towards the chandelier, with the upshot being it would end up in the chandelier's way--I couldn't raise it any further because everything was in the way.

Mind you I figured this out after various attempts to relocate the winch to different spots in and around the scaffolding.  I did actually succeed somewhat it getting the chandelier well off the ground (as you can see in the pics), but after a long day of failures one after the other I eventually decided I simply was not going to be able to lift it while attached to the scaffold...it is simply too heavy.

SO.  I figured out what I'm going to do to get this done.  It's well past time to get this done and off of my to-do list, to be sure.

I'm going to bolt the winch to a 4x4 (I have several left over from the deconstruction of the old shed) and then attach said 4x4 to the railings on the porch.  The line from the winch is long enough to reach up to the chandelier mount and back, so that shouldn't be an issue.  The winch will be pulling against the railings tied in with a half dozen or so strong tie-downs, which should prevent any unfortunate accidents.  I'll borrow a spare car battery I have up here in the garage which should maintain power long enough to get it up there.  I want to try to have the scaffolding nearby so I can untangle things or move the line as needed, but I also have to make sure there's a clear line of sight and such.  

At least that's the plan anyway.  I started moving pieces parts outside to do all this but unfortunately given the time of day and other chores in waiting it'll have to wait until next week.  But I know what I'm going to do.

Until then the pics below are actually pretty good.  You can see how it's all mounted along with a  good pictures of the pulley Up There.

I will get this done!


Steven in Colorado


Photos

The chandelier sitting prettily on the floor.
The chandelier lifted!
Another a shot from the side, showing the chandelier is clearly off the floor.
A picture from above.
A longer shot showing the chandelier is a good three foot off the ground.
A shot of the mount and pulley Way Up There.


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