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#1 BNK OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Visited my folks a few weeks ago. We built Pop a 30X40 shop about 12 yrs ago. Before the concrete was poured we formed a space for his lift and laid sched.40 conduit for the air line. The lift was originally a self contained hydraulic unit which was not working, removed all of it and used a tag/pusher axle airbag, fab'd the mounting for the bag. The deck is a  4X8 1/4" sheet. Had to add the angle iron for support. A simple air valve mounted on the wall makes easy use. Used a piece of chain for the height stop which is adjustable. @ 70+ yrs old he can easily wrench on GT's,LT's, UTV's & ATV's + motorcycles. 2 fridge's 1 can crusher + a urnal in the corner so no one has to go outside to drain the "main vein". Internet service, flat screen on the wall for the games/races and "Big Bertha" makes good heat. His shop now is more of a retiree man cave~ Enjoy life Pop!       

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Posted December 07, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Nice shop !  Great idea for the lift. Looks like his wood furnace should keep him nice and cozy in the winter. Not many shops have  bathroom (urinal) in them. Great idea. Hope he and you has a good time in the Man Cave (shop).                                                                                                                               Roger


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 08:31 AM

A lift would help my tired old back for sure~~  Looks good!

 

I'd move that gas can away from the stove though..


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 09:05 AM

I like the lift! Great shop with 'all' the necessities.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Is it safe to say that there a nice comfortable chair or recliner (not in pic) that in front of that flat screen and not for from the fridge? O my is this heaven ?? no its you dad nice shop!!! very nice


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 11:39 AM

I like the lift as well.  You all did a nice job for your dad.  Sounds like he has everything he needs. :thumbs:


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Water and Biff in garage was always what I wanted, BUT, kinda hard to connect to the house's system AND, then you have to keep heated all year too. Many have wash drains just run down to a ditch to wash up at, but not really legal and I have no place like that. I was once going to make a small room with bed and niceties in mine when Wife thru me out for awhile, but I never got that done either and wouldn't now. Very nice to have shop like this, too bad it has to be when one is too old to use it more or better. Takes all your life to get better tools and money for such things and then past your prime for using any of it!  I'm Depressed now, writing this!


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 01:48 PM

Water and Biff in garage was always what I wanted, BUT, kinda hard to connect to the house's system AND, then you have to keep heated all year too. Many have wash drains just run down to a ditch to wash up at, but not really legal and I have no place like that. I was once going to make a small room with bed and niceties in mine when Wife thru me out for awhile, but I never got that done either and wouldn't now. Very nice to have shop like this, too bad it has to be when one is too old to use it more or better. Takes all your life to get better tools and money for such things and then past your prime for using any of it!  I'm Depressed now, writing this!

I know how you feel, GL!


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 06:07 PM

Nice lift. Definitely a useful item!!
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Posted December 07, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Nice Lift. :thumbs:


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Posted December 08, 2014 - 05:27 PM

A lift would help my tired old back for sure~~  Looks good!

 

I'd move that gas can away from the stove though..

He he he...yea that looks like a major OSHA fine w/the gas can but it's just waste oil Pop saves for a local farmer. The farmer I speak of uses a waste oil heating stove in his equipment/shop/"man cave". Not one of those high dollar units but simply made from a 55 gallon barrel, gravity feed drip, drip design and the burner is made of two cast iron skillets. Very simple cheap heat and turned up a little it will generate some mega BTU's!!!! Thanx fellas for the replies!    



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 05:35 PM

I'd like to know more about his 'waste oil heater'! Thought about one of those, but not sure how to go about it.






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