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Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Daniel, you may want to rethink having the post that close to the wall. Leave a gap there so you can walk around it, get doors open, ect. I think you'll find it will be handier. Is the drive in door in line with the lift?


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Daniel, you may want to rethink having the post that close to the wall. Leave a gap there so you can walk around it, get doors open, ect. I think you'll find it will be handier. Is the drive in door in line with the lift?

No choice, as the left side will be up against the ceiling, so the right side is as far as the left will allow.  There is a top rail which attaches to each upright.  There may be "squeeze through" room, but not sure just yet.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:23 PM

No choice, as the left side will be up against the ceiling, so the right side as far as the left will allow.  There is a top rail which attaches to each upright.  There may be "squeeze through" room, but not sure just yet.

Might be time to diet so you can squeeze thru.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 03:02 PM

May want to think a bit before attaching. You will need to get to that side to set up the lift under the vehicle!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 03:06 PM

And doing brake work will require turning the vehicle around. 

 

 

Would it be possible to notch out the ceiling and move ti over a bit.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 04:13 PM

With my F250 on it there will be 3+ feet between wheels and the wall, so it's gonna work ok. Another foot would be nice, but it has to go here.
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 04:45 PM

Sounds like a good bit of room!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:59 PM

3 feet would be good. Looks like in the pictures like you'd almost tear the mirros off trying to lift the vehicle up.

All about perspective
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Looks like I'm going to start using your shop for my vehicle maintenance!

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Width between columns is 9 1/2 feet.  My truck not including the mirrors is only 6 1/2 feet, so plenty of room.  I haven't drilled any mount holes yet.  Instead I spent most of the evening just reading the installation manual & getting familiar with it all.  I have the main column plumb.  I have to get it mounted first, then connect the cross-over before mounting the other column to the floor.  Nothing to get in a hurry about as I need it right.

  Lowes only had Bosch masonry bits in 3/4".  I bought 2 just in case, but if not needed I'll take the extra one back.  $20 each.


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 09:04 PM

Just curious, how thick is the slab there?
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 09:13 PM

Just curious, how thick is the slab there?

 

It's around 7+" there.  I planned ahead & made sure it was plenty thick where I might put a lift.  I will also be adding brackets at the top to bolt into the trusses for a very strong setup.  I've seen pics of 2 post failures, and want mine bulletproof! 


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Oh, and my concrete is a 5,000psi mix with 1/4" steel mesh reinforcement throughout (hope the mesh doesn't cause me drilling issues).   My lift papers say only 4 1/2" of 3,000psi mix is all required, but much better safe than sorry!


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 09:28 PM

 

  Lowes only had Bosch masonry bits in 3/4".  I bought 2 just in case, but if not needed I'll take the extra one back.  $20 each.

Ouch! That's a big part of why I like the Ryobi bits, I think Home Depot carries them, been a while since I've needed one. 


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 06:56 AM

Haven't been keeping up with you Daniel in awhile...a lot going on here in the country. I love the space you have & actually seeing walls.lol That lift is going to be nice, don't blame you for over kill. Bosch bits will hit you harder at the register but they last a lot longer. I've used them for years. I'm sure you know but for anybody else drilling large holes. It's a lot easier drilling with several smaller bits first. I like that fan you got mounted too.
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