I've been asked a number of times, do I sell the pulleys and safety brackets that go at the top of the pole for my martin house or the T-14 built from my page? Normally I said "No". But when I started selling my pre-built house, they were part of the package and I had a bunch made. In fact I had extras made just for folks that can't make their own from the drawings for the house.
When I first designed my house, I designed the pulley right into the top of the pole, but cutting and drilling a Sched 80 steel pole and doing it accurately was next to impossible. So I designed a simple pair of safety brackets that incorporated the pulley right in them.
Although I have made my own before, I know how hard it is to make the brackets and make them accurately and still look good, especially if you don't have the proper tools. It's hard to match the looks and quality of professionally made brackets and pulleys from folks that have all the proper tools to do the job, so I started having them made for me. They're a little more expensive this way, but I like quality and I'm willing to pay a little extra for that quality. They are accurate and are the exact same ones that I use here at my site and the same ones that I sell with my house. I use aluminum because its plenty strong enough and it doesn't rust. I designed the brackets to have a flange bent over the cable and pulley so that, if for some reason the cable were to come out of the pulley groove, the cable is trapped and cannot come out and thus, the house won't come down and injure someone.
What you will get:
2 - 1/8" thick safety brackets.
1 - turned aluminum pulley.
ALL hardware to mount the assembly to the top of a 1.90" Diameter, Sched 80 steel pole.
A drawing that shows exactly how to mount the kit.
If you would like this kit, send $40.00 to the address shown below and I'll ship you one. Shipping and handling (in the US) is included.
For Canadian orders, add $4.00 (exchange rate) and $5.00 (shipping. Total = $49.00 per kit.
Please note: I sell 2 different kits, so please state that you want the pulley and safety bracket kit for a martin house.
7040 Barker Rd
Athens, Al, 35614
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A couple of months ago, I was contacted and asked if I could have a kit made to fit a 3" diameter pole. I said I could and so I went off and had a couple of kits made that are able to fit on a 3" round or square steel pole. However; since our first communications, I have not been able to contact him nor has he contacted me back and I figure 2 months is long enough.
Therefore; I now have 2 pulley kits that will fit on a 3" pole and I need to get rid of them. They are made of the same material and look just like the one shown above but just a little bit bigger.
If you have a 3" round or square steel pole and would like a pulley kit to fit them, I will let them go for exactly what I have in them. $60.00 each kit. Yes, a little more expensive, but I had to pay more because the quantity is so much lower. If you'd like one (or both) simply follow the above instructions to get them, but make sure you specify the "kits for a 3 inch pole". Or simply email me and we'll discuss it.