Tiny house ladder design
November 25, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Would like to design a loft ladder that pulls up to horizontal with a pulley system to get out of the way when not needed. Has anybody seen such a thing? I envision it having a secure attachment on the loft end, have the bottom end swing up and be secured with a pulley system similar to the kind that you use to pull bicycles up to storage. Any design/safety considerations?
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This is similar to that pulley system.

November 25, 2012 at 2:15pm   
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Check out bessler.com My house has an original disappearing stair from 1931 and that company still makes the same thing today. The only challenge is that you must have sufficient length at the top of your opening for the ladder to lie flat.

The way it works is the ladder is on rails on the door. You pull on the chain to open the door then slide the ladder down to the floor. When you're done, push the ladder up until it clips into the holder than raise the door. The entire assembly is on pulleys, so the door raises and lowers easily.
November 25, 2012 at 2:21pm   
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