On 11/9/2011 6:58 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If your bucket lifts 1000lbs you have two (or three) other things to
consider. The pivot action of the bucket tilting up is probably well
over 1000lbs. of force. That should be enough to break it loose. Also,
you could remove the heavy bucket and put something else across the arms
to use to lift with. Now seriously, if I were going to attempt
something like this I would be buying the proper tool to both hold the
pipe in between lifts, and the proper tool to attach to lift it with.
Don't know if it was mentioned, but if the well isn't dry you also have
the buoyancy of the water so the whole thing won't weigh as much.
Another very important thing to keep in mind. While working, if that
thing slips and lets loose, the wire is going to be moving fast down the
well. If your foot or hand were to get tangled in it, you could loose
it. If it happened to jump around and get around your chest, we could
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