Nope, I ain't got head lice.
What I do have is one heckuva headache resulting from unsuccessfully attempting to suspend a homemade ambient air filtering device from a wall in my garage. This device was built using a used furnace motor and blower and dust filters designed to capture fine airborne dust particles created by woodworking machinery. It's one heavy mutha. Originally it was perched on 2 heavy duty metal brackets attached to a wall in my basement workshop. I cannot use the brackets in the garage because a window is below the location where I would like to suspend the dust collector. So I built a metal frame that is attached to the wall and ceiling above the filtering device. I used angle iron (that has the predrilled holes), bolts, lag screws, pulleys, steel cable and all the other necessary hardware to hopefully hoist this monster into the air. It's not happening. Too heavy to pull up by hand. I need to be able to raise or lower this device safely by myself incase I need to service the unit and nobody is available to help.
Already have a good dollar invested in hardware but now I'm looking at purchasing this worm gear winch from Princess Auto:
2,000 lb worm gear auto brake hand winch | Manual Winches | Truck Accessories | Truck | Princess Auto
The thought is to bolt the winch to the wall and crank the unit up (or down). The reason I'm looking at this style of winch is due to the position of the handle - it won't hit the wall as I turn it unlike the more traditional style winches. Thoughts???
BTW, I was kinda hard on myself today because my initial design didn't have the mustard to get the job done. Then I remembered that there's a newer multi-million dollar hospital in the city that needs major reconstructive surgery right now because of serious structural problems due to design flaws and poor workmanship. I feel better now.