Oversize door /counterweights

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Oversize door /counterweights

Post by 2big2fast » November 18th, 2016, 8:10 am

I've cut the doors to long on a 30 inch pipe . The length goes beyond the center . Original thought was to allow for more racks , shouldn't have done it.
Anyone do this before ? Any way to compensate ?
Initial thought is to use a pully CW system and only open the doors high enough to get to racks and add an additional safety catch to keep them from closing on you .

Thoughts?



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Re: Oversize door /counterweights

Post by Big T » November 18th, 2016, 8:34 pm

I'm sure no one on here has ever made a mistake.. :BS: I'm not sure what you mean by too long past center but you can build a traditional counter weight. It's just a couple of upright tubes and a cross tube that you can fill with old scrap steel until you get the right amount of lift. If you can post some pictures it might help with some more suggestions.


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Re: Oversize door /counterweights

Post by Rodcrafter » November 19th, 2016, 10:18 am

My first thought is make it into cabinet doors and you will love the option and get your additional rack. Best part is No one will ever know it was a mistake.


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