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Author Topic: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?  (Read 621 times)

JackL

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Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:46:17 AM »
Has any one made a fitting that will fit a battery operated drill that will take the place of the hand operated crank.
 I am thinking of making one ,but I don't know if the drill will have enough torque.

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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 07:53:02 AM »
Maybe you don't have to reinvent the wheel.  8)
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 08:49:10 AM »
When we had a pop up, we bought one similar to what MiisMermaid linked. Worked great. Same idea works on stabilizer jacks that go up and down with a crank.
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 08:53:11 AM »
The most common cordless drills with 3/8" chucks may not have enough torque. The higher end drill/drivers with 1/2" chuck, 18 or 20 volt Li battery, and two speed gears should work in low gear. Any decent impact driver will certainly work, but will be noisy.

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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 03:15:35 PM »
I looked up what "MissMermaid" said, and that item requires either a 120 volt drill, or a 24 volt battery one.
 Evidently my 20 volt battery one won't have enough torque.
 I don't think I want to pay $150 for a new  24 volt drill that I will only use a couple of times a year


 I'm glad I didn't waste all that time fabricating one !

Jack L

 

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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 04:22:14 PM »
I would caution against the use of POWER here as Well puttin it up there is the TORQUE issue. and putting it back down.. I've seen folks forget something inside and had they used POWER. bad things WOULD have happened.
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 09:51:59 PM »
I looked up what "MissMermaid" said, and that item requires either a 120 volt drill, or a 24 volt battery one.
 Evidently my 20 volt battery one won't have enough torque.
 I don't think I want to pay $150 for a new  24 volt drill that I will only use a couple of times a year


 I'm glad I didn't waste all that time fabricating one !

Jack L

Jack I use my Ryobi 18v cordless and it has plenty of torque to get the job done.
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 09:13:20 AM »
as I recall from my days back over on popupexplorer forum, folks used to talk about making sure they choose a drill with metal gears to handle the torque, as opposed to plastic.  Mostly, if I remember correctly, drills were used for the stabilizing jacks more so than the roof lift.... but I could have that wrong, it's been a few years & I never tried it myself
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 09:21:32 AM »

 Evidently my 20 volt battery one won't have enough torque.
 
Jack L

I use a DeWalt 18V that works great.
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Re: Using a battery operated drill tocrank up a popup ?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 09:45:01 AM »
I guess it would all depends on how heavy the roof is and how much torque it takes to raise it. A 18 volt drill may work just fine. I would take a chance and buy the adapter. If it doesn't work, just send it back. Or just make one.
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