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Default Anybody have a lift? - 01-16-2016, 04:36 PM

Talking to a builder about building a house and I need to know the ceiling height for the garage bay that I wanna put a lift in. The 3rd bay isn't under any of the house, so I'm assuming I can go as high as I need to (I hope, or no lift).

Thinking 13 or 14' should be enough, right? The lift posts of the 2 post I'm looking at are 9'3" tall and the highest lock is 68".

How high are your ceilings in the garages guys?


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Default 01-17-2016, 10:46 PM

I don't have a ton of garage space and low ceiling so I'm getting one of these
http://www.aaq.net.au/shop/detail/autolift-al-3000bg/

Mounts flush with the floor when installed.
This is where it's going.
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Default 01-19-2016, 01:22 PM

That is seriously cool. What is installation cost?


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Default 01-19-2016, 07:51 PM

Installation is easy as it just sits in the trenches.
Getting it off the truck and in the garage is the hard part as it weighs around 1000kgs.
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Default 01-20-2016, 11:59 AM

I wish I could use something like that. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to lift as high as I need. With my messed up back, I need the wheels almost at eye level, which for me is just under 6' (1.8m).


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Default 01-20-2016, 06:26 PM

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I wish I could use something like that. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to lift as high as I need. With my messed up back, I need the wheels almost at eye level, which for me is just under 6' (1.8m).
If you have the ceiling space that particular model will lift to 2.1m.
I'm sure you could find an equivalent model for cheaper in the US, or import one from China.
Look on Garage Journal Forums.
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Default 01-21-2016, 06:21 PM

I'm pretty sure the lowest ceiling height you can have is around 9-10 ft. 16+ for a bigger, full size lift. With that being said, yes 13-14' is enough no doubt.


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Default 03-29-2017, 04:29 PM

I belive it's 10-12ft for most standard above ground 2 post lifts. Min. 6" of concrete to anchor
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Default 03-29-2017, 07:27 PM

Yeah, I couldn't fit anything. 8' ceiling and the HoA won't let me go any higher. Portable is the only lift I can use.


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Default 03-31-2017, 05:37 PM

Some lifts can be cut down to fit. I have a Challenger 26000 9k lb lift I cut down to fit my 8' garage. Definitely makes life easier!


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I have a maxjax in my garage and love it. Made it permanent and mounted the motor on the wall as I never plan to make it "portable". Works great, and has a 5k load rating. Fit under it on a rolly stool just fone
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Default 04-02-2017, 07:59 PM

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I don't have a ton of garage space and low ceiling so I'm getting one of these
http://www.aaq.net.au/shop/detail/autolift-al-3000bg/

Mounts flush with the floor when installed.
This is where it's going.
Now looks like this


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Default 04-02-2017, 08:45 PM

Wish I could do that. Don't think the Florida ground could support it though. Its prone to sinkholes due to past phosphate mining.


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I have a maxjax in my garage and love it. Made it permanent and mounted the motor on the wall as I never plan to make it "portable". Works great, and has a 5k load rating. Fit under it on a rolly stool just fone
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Wish I could do that. Don't think the Florida ground could support it though. Its prone to sinkholes due to past phosphate mining.
Then how do they build houses ?
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Then how do they build houses ?
They build on like a foot thick reinforced concrete pad so that if the ground under part of it gives way, the pad is strong enough to hold the house. It also spreads out the load so there's less pressure on any given area. Thats what I'm really worried about with an inground lift, that all the weight is concentrated in a smaller area where the concrete is thinner.


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Default 04-05-2017, 07:14 PM

Mine was formed as part of the slab.
I can see how that could be an issue if you are retrofitting.
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Default 04-05-2017, 07:59 PM

Its definitely gotta be retrofit. They won't do it for me during the pouring. I asked about that before they put in for all the permits for the building.


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