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Quote: and then I'll wrench my back picking it up. I know, that sounds dumb,...oh well.
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Quote:I bought a galvanized steel bucket and added a piece of pipe insulation to the handle for cushioning. This is a very simple, inexpensive and cheesy option, but works. By the way, I carry three 11 lb. CW's in it.Here's a picture:
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Quote:...so be careful and practice safe carrying methods. Okay, if I have your attention now, what are you guys doing, if anything, about transporting your counterweights? I'm a wimp, so forgive me, but it's hard for me to carry my two CGEM counterweights at the same time. They're only an 11 lb and a 7 lb weight, but putting them together in a small container (box) may trick me into thinking the box will be light since it's small, and then I'll wrench my back picking it up. I know, that sounds dumb,...oh well. One thing I'm thinking about getting is a small tool bag that would be sturdy enough to carry the weight.I'm looking for ideas, so help me out if you can. Thanks,Patrick
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