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What you need:
- 3/4" iron pipe flange
- 3/4" x 12 inch iron pipe straight piece (nipple)
- 3/4" iron pipe tee
- 3/16" coated cable (also known as wire rope)
- 4 rope clamps
- 2 wire thimbles for 3/16" cable
- 1 pulley with a hook or loop on the top (preferably one that swivels)
- 3 carabiners
- Rope or tricep rope
- 2-4' of metal chain
- Attach the iron pipe pieces together to form a "T".
- Loop the ends of the coated cable around the wire thimble, 1 thimble per end.
Clamp the loose ends of the cable (below the thimble) with 2 rope clamps for each end (each end of the coated cable will have 2 rope clamps).
Note: Each looped end will have a small piece of wire leftover/hanging off, which will need to be clamped with the rope clamps.
Thread the pulley to the middle of the cable and attach it to a carabiner.
Attach each end of the coated wire, which has now been looped and secured at each end, to a carabiner.
Cut a 1-2' foot section of metal chain and thread it through the top part of your "T" iron pipe piece.
Attach the "T" shaped iron pipe piece via the chain to one end of the coated cable with a carabiner.
To hang your cable system, attach a chain to the carabiner pulley, and hang the chain off any load bearing surface.
That's it, you're done! Congratulations on creating your own cable pulley system!
Note: Be sure that the bottom "U" side of the rope clamp is compressing the leftover/hanging end of the coated cable. This will prevent slipping and create a more secure looped end.
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