Originally Posted by emsvitil
How do you keep it lubricated?
Ha! I happen to have one of the manuals from the original Port-a-Port installation. It says to lube it every 6 months with WD-40! Before I had the manual I had decided to lube everything with LPS2 on an annual basis.
It's a pain to open up the sheet metal covers on the hydraulic unit to lube everything every 6 months, and I'm 100% sure that the majority of the hangars NEVER get lubed until something fails.
These hangars were built by Port-a-Port and they all have a single, overhead door, not unlike the old overhead garage doors homes had last century. I've had some people tell me that they can't be Port-a-Port because they only made the 3-piece doors we are more familiar with. Well these even have the Port-a-Port logo on the buildings.
They were built in a row, with a shared wall between them, separated by a single corrugated sheet metal "skin". Except that the operating section has a double wall to house the hydraulics or chain drive (Some are crank-up with a heavy duty chain drive and counter-balance).
I'll get my sheave turned out of 6061T6 and see what happens. I expect it will be strong enough.