Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lifting Heavy Things

Our neighbors fuel tank blew off of the stand a few days ago. They hired me to put it back up and fix the broken fuel line. The broken fuel line was going to be a simple plumbing job, but first I had to lift the tank 6' up onto the stand. To get it up there I used a tripod that I made for moving and lifting heavy things. The tripod is made from three pieces of 1 1/2" pipe about 16' long. Mounted on one leg is a boat trailer type winch that runs up to a pulley at the top. This setup made it easy to move the tank around and set it in place without wrecking my back. I guess you could say that over the years I have learned to work smarter, not harder.

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