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Motorized roof-mounted clothes drying rack

ohj

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We'll be installing a roof mounted clothes drying rack, and I'm investigating a motorized solution to lowering/lifting the rack.

The rack will be something similar to this Clothesmaid rack:

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And I'm thinking about using a Thule Multilift to lower/lift the rack.

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And if so, I want to replace the eye hook with an axle to a motor controlled with "up" and "down" switches on the wall.

But I need some tips on what type of motor I ought to select for this. Would an AC or a DC motor be best for this, for example? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Harald Kapp

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Maybe one that is used for motorizes window blinds? These come with up/down operation and are possibly able to lift the necessary weight. You may have to add gears as wet clothes tend to be very heavy.
 
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