How can I make this?

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by dvddvd, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    I currently spraying some kitchen cupboards doors.

    I have each one hanging from hooks and chains from ceiling in workshop and then I un hook it after ive finished spraying and move to rear to dry and out of way from over spray.

    I want to fix a bar/wire/track to ceiling and have it full 3.5 length of workshop. The hooks will hook over, then I spray a door and slide it down the thing fixed to ceiling out of the way. So I don't have to mess about un hooking each door as I do now?

    Due to having the hooks sliding down the full length it can only be fixed each end? Or is there something better? Cheaper the better!
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    The pro system used in spray boths is Multi Rail, I found in my last workshop you could achieve similar with a medium duty top track sliding door rail, would support around 300kg maximum.
    Light duty top track will support around 150kg.

    You could even use a double track, & a number of door roller carriers.


    This is what I used.
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  3. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    I would look for the longest length of curtain rail ... or even butt-joining two lengths of curtain rail. That way you can support the rail at regular intervals along its full length and use the curtain runners with hooks to hold the doors. A good brand of curtain rail like Swish would easily support the weight of a kitchen cupboard door.
  4. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    What about a curtain track type of arrangement? Anything that has some sort of surface mounted hooks or a T-slot should do what you want. I'll bet there are lots of old patio door curtain tracks at the local hospice shop.
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Didn't work ordinary track.
  6. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

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  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member


    Great link.:cool:

    At that price, you easily have two rails, a lot of dry space.

    Can easily attach a piece of flat bar to single trolley with a couple of holes in it, to take hanging wires to suspend doors from.:)
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  8. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    £12 a 3m length, I may buy 3!
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  9. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member



    Another tip fit a led spot light to trolley, great way to move a light around your works shop, to were your working,mine was a R63 lamp & could be over centre work bench,or slide it over workbench on end wall , but led is a cool light,so better brighter light.
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  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

  11. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    That had cross my mind, but couldn't find a wheeled trolley for it.
  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I thought your link was unistut by a different name
  13. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    No, has a slightly different edge profile, to use a trolley carrier.
  14. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Really good service from FH Brudle, took a couple of days for the 3 X 3000mm lengths and 12 trolley carriers to come.

    It's all very substantial, the trolleys have full enclosed bearings on each wheel and cheap at £3.00 each they are M8 threaded bolts so I bought some M8 lifting eye nuts and will hang items from them. Thanks
  15. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Why not use electrical cable tray ?

    Plenty of sizes and shapes
  16. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Hassle of hooking things onto the tray, with the sliding door track you can paint things one end of workshop & slide it down other end to dry.:)
    Had two two sliding door tracks fixed to roof joists running the length of a 16' workshop at previous place.
  17. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    The problem I find when sliding things that are set for painting - they fall!

    Its the trade off between solidity and not making it difficult to paint. With the cable tray there are plenty of openings for hooks
  18. dvddvd

    dvddvd Well-Known Member

    Im spraying the things, so its a matter of hook up, spray and then a little push and it 3 m away, they really do glide!
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  19. Richard_

    Richard_ Active Member

    Hook something over the bar between each door to act as a spacer between the cariers so they don't bump into each other ruining the paint finish!

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