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My 12 foot beam chain tension

Here is what I came up with for the chain tension on my as yet uncompleted Maslow, inspired by my Concept 2 rowing machine. The chain is looped back again to shorten the overall space that it takes up. It has a five pound weight for this end. I temporarily attached a laptop to it, and advanced and retracted the chains, but had to slide Maslow out of the way to work on the tractor. Probably a good idea to put a chain guide on as well. There are three chains on this connected end to end with tie wraps, no sled here in this earlier pic, but you can see below the motor where the tie wrap is to get an idea of how much chain is taken up.

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