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Re: garage kit [Re: madmax] #611933
10/01/20 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by madmax

Looks very useful for most garages as height is always a limiting factor .


This is the problem we had with my garage. The planning department refused to permit an internal ceiling height of greater than 2.5 metres as otherwise they considered it to have potential for conversion to commercial use which is prohibited in my area (AONB). The floor loading of a 2-post lift is also quite high, I think you might need a great deal more than a standard depth of concrete for a garage floor.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: garage kit [Re: B3MOG] #611943
10/01/20 01:21 PM
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I've been talking to this supplier who just happens to be in my town.

They supply the fixings and state you need 125mm concrete slab to bolt into.

They also do a scissor lift but I would like to be able to get to the underside of the car and prefer to stand rather than sit although, with the maximum height of this lift, I would have to crouch slightly.

What do others think about the pros and cons of scissor lifts versus 2 post lifts?

I had the same problem with roof heights in this area (also AONB) but this 2 post lift would go in comfortably.


Bob

1999 4/4 2 litre Zetec
Re: garage kit [Re: IvorMog] #611946
10/01/20 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by IvorMog
I've been talking to this supplier who just happens to be in my town.

They supply the fixings and state you need 125mm concrete slab to bolt into.

They also do a scissor lift but I would like to be able to get to the underside of the car and prefer to stand rather than sit although, with the maximum height of this lift, I would have to crouch slightly.

What do others think about the pros and cons of scissor lifts versus 2 post lifts?

I had the same problem with roof heights in this area (also AONB) but this 2 post lift would go in comfortably.


Bob, If you're within range of Stroud you'd be more than welcome to come over and try mine before you make a decision.


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: garage kit [Re: Hamwich] #611947
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Originally Posted by IvorMog
I've been talking to this supplier who just happens to be in my town.

They supply the fixings and state you need 125mm concrete slab to bolt into.

They also do a scissor lift but I would like to be able to get to the underside of the car and prefer to stand rather than sit although, with the maximum height of this lift, I would have to crouch slightly.

What do others think about the pros and cons of scissor lifts versus 2 post lifts?

I had the same problem with roof heights in this area (also AONB) but this 2 post lift would go in comfortably.


Bob, If you're within range of Stroud you'd be more than welcome to come over and try mine before you make a decision.


Thanks Tim,

Sister in Law lives in Cheltenham and we're due to visit soon so I'll PM when I know more.


Bob

1999 4/4 2 litre Zetec
Re: garage kit [Re: B3MOG] #611951
10/01/20 02:11 PM
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I have a couple of mates who each have four posters in normal garages. They have modified the trusses to gain a few more inches and can double park lowish cars (4 ft). One uses a five castor office chair to move around while working on the car above. One issue with two posters is that if the posts are too close together it can be difficult to get out of the car.
Two post, four post or scissor lifts all have thier own pros and cons, you just need to get the one thats right for you and your garage. Anything is better than laying on the floor!
If you need any four post info PM me.
Cheers
John

Last edited by John07; 10/01/20 02:27 PM.
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