Double-pulley rope block & tackle... Canadian source?

joel_bc(z6 BC)March 27, 2006

Hi,

I'm looking for a double-pulley block & tackle (hook at bottom end), made for use with a rope, not a chain. I need a medium-duty unit for hoisting loads of up to 250 lbs - but durable. Pulley's in the range of 4 - 5 inches would be about right.

I'm in western Canada, and don't want to deal with cross-border duties.

I've looked at Canadian Tire (they have "toy" units with about a 2" (or less) pulley size, and a rope about like venetian-blind cord. Couldn't find anything in the Princess Auto catalogue.

Anybody know where I can get such a thing... seems to be a bit of a vanishing creature. Thanks.

Joel

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joel_bc(z6 BC)

I thought I should add that I have been checking semi-regularly in second-hand stores and pawn shops. Seemed an obvious possibly source, but no luck yet.

J.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2006 at 11:15AM
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doggonegardener(Wyoming, Zone 4)

Joel,

have you considered checking with area theatrical supply houses? My husband and I work in the industry (rock and roll concert lighting to be exact) and block and fall are a common find in a lighting warehouse. If you can locate them via that source they should suit your weight needs and most should be rope style.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 9:55PM
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jim_k(z6 KY)

joel,
You might check with Tractor Supply(TSC), I believe they have stores in both the USA and Canada. Here they have the block and tackle, donÂt know about Canada. They will order if not in stock.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 9:32AM
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wolfman

have a double pully block and tackle made of wood, hook and pully part are made of metal if your interested 4-1/2"wX4"long, the hook makes it longer can send pictures, my e-mail address is don_lockrey@yahoo.ca

    Bookmark   May 28, 2006 at 11:41AM
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