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Any ideas for a small hoist to lift an air conditioner out of a window that is about 3 feet off the floor and lower it to the floor for transport to another room. It would be helpful if it was small enough to fold and fit in a VW trunk. It should have casters on the bottom.

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onrust

Best Answer 7 years ago

Harbor Freight makes this Lift Table. I say get it onto the window, using the cart, and then move the cart inside.

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emitonrust

Answer 7 years ago

Now this is what we are thinking about. We are 71 and have a back problem. Will look into this.

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onrustemit

Answer 7 years ago

Ya gotta give it to Harbor Freight. As long as you know it's cheap crap...you OK!
Good luck

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sarveshk

7 years ago

What first comes into my mind, is what rickharris said.

Alternatively you can use worm gear and linear gear to make an elevator.

You can even use one or two car jacks to elevate the load bay, instead of using gear and motor mechanism.

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Re-design

7 years ago

Two strong helpers and a six pack.

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steveastroukcaarntedd

Answer 7 years ago

I have heard fables and anecdotes, so I believe the answer is yes, but I haven't seen it myself.

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Re-designsteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

I assumed that when I suggested a six pack that it would be understood I meant a 6 pack per person. If you were putting on a roof you wouldn't share one hammer would you???

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steveastroukRe-design

Answer 7 years ago

YOU might think a carton of icecream is an indivisible unit, but I know one amongst us who uses a carving knife to cleave it twain.

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rickharris

7 years ago

Block and rope should do it. build an A frame from some scaffolding, put the block at the top and sling a rope over it.

or manhandle it - it's only 3 feet high.

PS 2 6 packs if I do it.