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Old 12-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #41
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Same here - DW puts her clothes in the basket in the closet. I do too, but I also have clothes scattered in piles throughout the house
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:15 PM   #42
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A triple hanging-mesh-bag hamper thing in the bedroom. A bag for whites, reds/yellows, other colors. It works okay for the two of us.
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Works great except everybody else in the family just drops thier stuff on the floor next to it.
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I could so see a dwelling with a dumbwaiter (mechanical or electric).
Reminds me of the old parody of Jackie Kennedy doing a White House Tour, "and here is the Richard Nixon dumbwaiter."
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:07 AM   #44
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We (well, mostly I) use a combination of "on the floor" and laundry baskets. She uses laundry baskets exclusively, except for hanging things on doorknobs. The laundry room is between the garage and the hallway and the baskets are on top of the dryer. Clothes on the floor sometimes stay where they're left, sometimes levitate to the laundry basket by themselves.
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Nope. They are not cheap, and I think I saw them at some specialty online kayak places. I'd hope they are well made.
My dad rigged up a simple pulley system to lift our canoe off the car. He also had pulleys to crank up various other items in our garage/shop and barn. Pretty simple and even though he set those up 50 years ago they all still work. Next time I am out at the farm maybe I will remember to take a few pictures.
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My dad rigged up a simple pulley system to lift our canoe off the car. He also had pulleys to crank up various other items in our garage/shop and barn. Pretty simple and even though he set those up 50 years ago they all still work. Next time I am out at the farm maybe I will remember to take a few pictures.
i have one of those homemade systems in my garage for lifting the fiberglas pickup truck cap. all we needed was some pulleys, good sturdy rope, and wall mounted cleats for tying off rope. it was designed and installed by 2 nutty engineers.
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All the commercial rigs have a safety device that must be released to allow the load to lower (either a pawl on the crank used to pull the rope or a clamp that grips the rope itself). Probably something about lawyers, liability insurance, crushed skulls, etc. You'd think common sense would be enough ("don't let go of the rope or something bad will happen")
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All the commercial rigs have a safety device that must be released to allow the load to lower (either a pawl on the crank used to pull the rope or a clamp that grips the rope itself). Probably something about lawyers, liability insurance, crushed skulls, etc. You'd think common sense would be enough ("don't let go of the rope or something bad will happen")
You could always just have the rope go through a locking belay like a GriGri
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You could always just have the rope go through a locking belay like a GriGri
Not to derail the thread or anything ... But I HATE those freakin' things.
My climbing gym has had a couple of broken limbs as a result of
people getting lowered too fast with grigri's. I think lawyers like
them because they seem safer to their simple minds. And in the
climbing phase, maybe they ARE safer - but you GOTTA lower the
climber at some point. The only exception tomy condemnation
might be in the case where the belayer is much smaller than the
climber ...
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Dropping the climber too fast is really the belayer's fault not the equipment. You're not supposed to just disengage the break and let them fall. disengaging the break just turns it into any other belaying device and you have to use pull the rope to the side just like any other belay.

I'm not a fan of getting lowered by someone else in any circumstance so I always just go to the top and repel down.
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Dropping the climber too fast is really the belayer's fault not the equipment. You're not supposed to just disengage the break and let them fall. disengaging the break just turns it into any other belaying device and you have to use pull the rope to the side just like any other belay.
I don't think the gri-gris at our gym will lock off the rope like an ATC does
when you pull back on the non-climber end. I guess you could put it "in
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Not allowed at most gyms.
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Not allowed at most gyms.
Bah gyms, who needs 'em. There's cliffs a plenty and homemade climbing walls all over the place here. Walls are fun because you can jump over the edge and then run straight down risking every bone in your body at once. But traditional repelling off cliffs is fun too.
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i have one of those homemade systems in my garage for lifting the fiberglas pickup truck cap. all we needed was some pulleys, good sturdy rope, and wall mounted cleats for tying off rope. it was designed and installed by 2 nutty engineers.
I'm looking at doing something similar. I want to build a cedar strip canoe or kayak The Newfound Woodworks - Cedar Strip and Plywood Canoe, Kayak and Rowboat Kits! , but DW doesnt want it "junking" up the garage. So I'm going to rig up a pulley system in the attic attached to the rafters, so the boat can be hoisted up through the attic scuttle.
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This has been one of the best thread hijacks ever. From laundry on the floor to pulley storage systems.
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