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how to build a small jib crane for my deck,i'm on the third story and hauling fire wood up six flghts of stairs getsold Answered

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Burf

9 years ago

A jib crane seems to be a bit overkill to me. Assuming  that you will not be attempting to lift more than 100 pounds at a time, a simple boom with a hand cranked hoist or block and tackle system should be more than adequate.
You could mount the boom on a vertical wall or on a pole fastened to the deck, so that the boom swivels in over the deck for unloading. 
Triangulate the boom for strength and make sure your mounts can support the load.

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jedileeBurf

Answer 8 years ago

Is there any place I can get a diagram or simple picture of this design?

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Burfjedilee

Answer 8 years ago

Here Is a picture out of an old book I have that shows the basic design.  Just replace the large wheel with a regular pulley and use a hand-cranked winch or come-along on the bottom.

By the way, for some reason this was called an Irish Crane.

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