Reddit Reddit reviews Racor - PHL-1R, Garage Ceiling Storage Rack Lift

We found 11 Reddit comments about Racor - PHL-1R, Garage Ceiling Storage Rack Lift. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Racor - PHL-1R, Garage Ceiling Storage Rack Lift
Adjustable - Mounts to any ceiling, adjust to angle ceilings with the built in nylon ringsDurable - High strength steel allows you to lift up to 250 poundsEfficient - Raises and lowers by crank and includes all installation accessoriesReliable - Steel cables allow for 8ft of vertical lift and securely locks into placeReclaim Your Garage - 16 sq feet of additional overhead storage space with the 4 ft X 4 ft design, making more room for the things you want to do
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11 Reddit comments about Racor - PHL-1R, Garage Ceiling Storage Rack Lift:

u/BornOnFeb2nd · 11 pointsr/homedefense

>Things I’ve already thought about are making sure we have electrical outlets in areas that I’ll be putting cameras

This isn't needed if you get Power Over Ethernet (POE) cameras.. which you probably should be using anyway...


  • Run cabling everywhere... Coax / Cat[5e/6] is dirt cheap compared to running it after the fact.
  • Instead of just running cables, run PVC conduit (watch those bends!), that'll make re-running cables in the future easier.
  • Have a spot in the house dedicated to the cabling, all the cabling should go there.
  • Run a couple of pieces of Coax outside the house for internet hookups, cap the ends in something watertight, run that to your cabling area
  • What I'm thinking of doing is putting each room on it's own sub-panel in their closet, and running a single fat line there. I think it should make the electric simpler
  • Power outlets in the soffits for decorations
  • Ethernet for POE cameras/devices ran where you think you'd need it... Doorbell, edges of the house, wherever. (I'm a fan of Axis cameras)
  • Think about Home Automation... it's more expensive, but the ability to turn on every light in your house, or lock your doors remotely can be a boon for the whole home defense bit (check out, and don't forget about door open/closed sensors)
  • Look into garage doors that have automatic "Deadbolts" on them... First I encountered was paired with the Liftmaster jackshaft, but that doesn't mean it's the only one. When the main door closes, it throws a bolt into the track so even if someone hit the release, they couldn't open the door (stealthily, at least) without ALSO throwing the bolt. Very easy from the inside.
  • Whole house generator
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Circulating pump on a timer/automated so the shower is instantly warm when you get in it.
  • Whole house fan?
  • Window films... putting them on after the fact basically guarantees you'll void the warranty, so check that up front.
  • Consider an ICF build, great for thermal control, and a bitch to get through.
  • Don't skimp on your bathroom.... why bother with the mundane shower/tub combo?
  • Fuck cabinets, look into DRAWERS, at least for the stuff below waist level
  • Don't mount your TV over the fireplace.. just...don't.
  • Heated floors can be awesome.. look into the whole Passive House idea... quite a bit would make it difficult for folks trying to break in as well.
  • Home theater w/ Projector?
  • Don't settle for an "X" car garage... make sure it (and the driveway) is wider, and deeper so you have room to move about and/or store stuff even with two cars in there. High ceilings can also be a boon to storage
  • If you're digging a basement, look at the cost of going a few feet deeper. I have a "normal" depth basement, but with HVAC and shit, there's spots that it's VERY easy to hit the something. If/When I get around to building a place, I'll probably target like 11-12', so someone who is ~6' tall could do an overhand swing without hitting something... if they jump, it's on them.
u/RBMcMurphy · 3 pointsr/maker

I’d think you’d want something like thiscable lift . Don’t see any reason you couldn’t fix a DC motor to something like that, although of course you’ll need to figure out your torque/gearing requirements.

I wouldn’t recommend the all-thread approach, for a few reasons. First, all-thread is readily available but generally makes a poor leadscrew. Purpose-made leadscrews can be fairly expensive, and you’re talking about (presumably) 4 fairly long ones. Next, any kind of lead screw solution will require lubrication, which will quickly result in grease all over you, your bed, your van, etc., in addition to an extra maintenance item. Thirdly, you have to worry about keeping your 4 corners leveled, which requires coordinating multiple lead screws. Do you have multiple motors? Or are you going to run a belt drive from 1 motor to all 4 screws? Messy. Lastly, the screws would reduce your space savings, since they are always in place. With an overhead hoist, there’s no lost footprint when the bed is fully raised.

u/Reeladdicted · 3 pointsr/Wrangler

I love this. I can take my hard top off in less than 5 mins. Never had any issues at all and it uses an electric drill.

Racor - Ceiling Storage Heavy Lift - Up to 250 lbs

u/ejo4041 · 2 pointsr/woodworking
u/Millsy1 · 2 pointsr/overlanding

Just got sent this link by a friend. I just bought a house with an 8' door so I can drive inside with the tent on (that was a requirement for any house I got). I was planning on building something to store the tent, but this is practically exactly what I was looking for anyway!

Figured a few people here might want the same thing.

*edit, and for those who can't see the facebook post, here is the amazon link!

u/l00secann0n63 · 2 pointsr/fj40

I used this: Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack
With slight modifications

u/IMHO_GUY · 2 pointsr/cars

Best accessory I've bought the for the Jeep.

It's a Racor storage lift that uses any drill to lift it up. It's badass how well it works.

I loop ratcheting straps around the hardtop, and hook them into the platform. Then I get my drill and lift it right off, kinda like this.

u/Bannnerman · 1 pointr/ToyotaTacoma

This is what use to put mine on and off. Turns a tough, unsafe job into a piece of cake. I removed mine and put it back on once by myself, by hand. Never again.

u/Zardif · 1 pointr/DIY

A 120 lbs tent
using this hoist.

I actually have no way to get up into the space above the ceiling.

I was going off this site, which says 1/4" for 3/8" lag bolts.

u/keepaustinugly · 1 pointr/Jeep

I use a Racor Storage Lift as a lift and it works pretty well; I replaced the metal cage with a couple 2x4s then just run tow straps to connect the top. There's no balance issues. Nice creeper head.