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A few reviewers have mentioned the cables being too short but how long is the mains cable and also how long is the control cable (anyone measured) ? 19 Feb 2015
The effective length of the control cable (ie distance to the control button from the winch) is about 64". Was not prepared to scrabble around in my attic to measure the mains cable but my memory is that it is not terribly long but it's pretty easy to extend it. The winch works well and a double sea kayak dangles from it- dont ask me the weight, but it is a heavyish carry for the pair of us which may give you some idea.
There has been mention of the non-standard brackets does this mean it does not fit a standard scaffolding pole? 14 Nov 2014
No it does not. The fixings can be reshaped but it is intended to fit a square tube. I use it with a short scaffold pole fixed in the rafters of my garage.
Also is there any way to extend both the power and operational cables? Need to run them about 50ft... 13 Apr 2014
Extending power cable should be no problem. Just use a standard extension cable is one answer, the other is to use an inline plug/socket and any additional cable as is required. Extending controls should, on the face of it, be possible by using cable which has the same number and rating of cores. Might be better done by competent electrician if you are not sure.
Is the control switch waterproof? I expect to protect the motor from the weather but the control switch is bound to get some rain on it. 14 Nov 2014
Hi Bill& Liz Mine is situated inside, but the switch does appear that it would be water tight
Can the winch be kept out doors permanently 5 Mar 2015
As long as it is covered yes. The issues I had with the winch were. The wire got tangled around the winch it took some time to free this up. The speed things are actually winched up is very slow not certain if you would not do better with a manual winch.
Yes, I have done this with mine. The hoist has 2 U shaped brackets it hangs from. I fixed a rail made from 20 x 40 box section to my garage ceiling and the hoist will slide along. If you wanted to move it with a heavy load attached you would need to mount it on some form of wheels
I want to pull about 20 litres of water out of my well which is approx 25meters down would this be possible? 20 Nov 2014
The cord on the hoist might not be long enough but if it is it will be capable of lifting 20litres.