Anybody know where I can get something like this *new* and decent
quality without spending a fortune? Needs to have a travel of around
10" and be able to pull about 500#.
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Junk garage door opener?
Texas Parts Guy
Maybe. Beware that they are rather fast. The one I have is a
triple-lead thread. And the "Nut" is only a piece of moulded plastic,
set up so it can access the leadscrew through a slot, or be pulled clear
of it to allow moving the door by hand -- in the case of a power
failure, or a door closer failure.
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search for "bevel gears", 1/2-way down the page are 2:1 sets
in several sizes...
then search for "acme threaded rod" and select "general purpose
threaded rod and studs". Repeat for acme threaded nuts.
You'd still have to fabricate your own handles and brackets.
If that's too pricy, repeat the entire process using the
Alternatively, let your fingers do the walking for "gears"
in your local phonebook, or look at
and search for local dealers. Poking around in the Boston
Gear website should eventually get you to the gear design
pages to figure out what you need, as well.
Thanks all for the info, good stuff. I could fab something myself out
of gears but am really sort of looking for something already out there
and was hoping someone on the list might have ran across it.
I'll research the different options for making one myself though.
It would help to know what you are trying to accomplish.
We just installed a new trailer jack spindle, so we tore apart the
old one. Nice Acme spindle, heavy nut, already has a handle,
could easily be adapted to power. You can buy square or round,
weld or bolt, side wind or top wind
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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