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Old 10-15-2014, 04:07 PM
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Default How to reach the top of the hangar...

Could I trouble some folks to chime in on how they (affordably) get up to the top of their hangars? I have maintenance there from time to time that a 1 person scissor lift would address: oiling hinges, painting the two story ‘office’, etc. Also, with a lift I could envision some elaborate shelving that would solve a lot of floor space issues.
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But you know, doesn’t cost $10K (more like 1/10th of that).
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:09 PM
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Got any buddies who are contractors??

Rental yards.

[ed. If it's borrowed, I can't paint it to match my plane!!!! I should have mentioned used is the preferred option. dr]
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:17 PM
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We just picked up a used one that was only used indoors at our local school, for a lot less than that! Needed new batteries but it is in great shape!
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:08 PM
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You need one of the smaller one man jobs that you can run with a power drill http://www.reechcraft.com/PowerLift/
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:53 PM
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Don't know if you have a Menard's down your way but they rent scaffolding for $1/day/part. I rented 16' of it for four days and it only cost about $40 total. I serviced my door, cleaned my ceiling fans, and touched up the paint.
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one of these in a 14 foot variatey works for me. good cost and storability.

[ed. Good one....but my hanger is ~20 feet tall! dr]
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:13 PM
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http://www.nicaliving.com/files/imag...er.preview.jpg

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:46 PM
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You could use an electric pallet lift like the one I use but then you'd get a bunch of OSHA flack. That said, the one I have cost me $2200 (cost of unit (craigslist) plus cost of a flat bed transport).

It's also useful for moving stuff and lifts my riding lawnmower for maintenance.

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https://www.littlegiantladder.com

These are in use in the military and at the airlines. I bought the 22' Classic and got a show special price at OSH. They have 13', 17', 22', and 26' versions. Both the 22' and the 26' versions are a bit bulky for household use, but should be perfect for hangar use. They are rock solid.

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Old 10-16-2014, 07:14 AM
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"little giant ladder" the 22' and the 26' versions are a bit bulky
I have the 26' in my hangar. I love it but it is REALLY bulky and heavy. It's the most stable ladder I've ever used.

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