Man Tests Ladder Hoist With 400 Pound, 55-Gallon Drum Of Water

September 5, 2018

This is a video of Ken of Ken's Karpentry (clever!) testing his homemade ladder hoist's ability to lift a 400-pound gallon drum of water. It operates beautifully, and I would trust that ladder hoist with the life of a frienemy any day. The website I was linked says things actually went "spectacularly wrong", but it's very clear Ken intended for the water drum to be pushed from the hoist (you can easily see the angled wood board he placed there to make it happen), and why else would that makeshift 8-foot tall table just be standing there waiting to get crushed? No, I have to applaud Ken for what he really did here today. "Help a 400-pound water drum realize its dream of becoming a professional wrestler?" He's like a one man Make-A-Wish foundation.

Keep going for the whole video. Bonus points for the rainbow.

Thanks to redbrick, who agrees there should have at least been an opponent on top of that table to body-slam through it.

  • James Green

    Okay, if the intent was to make a viral "OOPS!" video you might want to frame it tighter so we don't see the board or your grinning self. If that wasn't your intent...WTF?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Looks fun.

  • UltimateWarrior

    I'll be the FIRST to admit that is pretty nifty backyard engineering.

  • Aaron Ng

    i wanna hear this redubbed with some Jim Ross Commentary into it

  • OH MY GAWD!

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Is it possible the board was supposed to be some kind of kill switch for when the barrel got to the top?

  • Andyman7714

    Okay, if the intent was to make a viral "OOPS!" video you might want to frame it tighter so we don't see the board or your grinning self. If that wasn't your intent...WTF?

  • Jenness

    I'll be the FIRST to admit that is pretty nifty backyard engineering.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I'll SECOND your sentiments.

  • The_Wretched

    I'll HUBREE ran away from the falling water. He's so cute when drenched and hugged!!

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