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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?


    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    So sweet. What's most surprising to me is the price, now the only limiting factor is the garage height, unfortunately that's a tough one for me to do anything about but a man can dream!
    How high is your ceiling? The are some pretty good low-profile options on the market these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    How high is your ceiling? The are some pretty good low-profile options on the market these days.
    Hmm, I'd have to measure but definitely below 10 feet.

    Just measured, 9' 3"

    Maybe something I could work with if I still had my wagon, less than a 5 foot roof height on that, but with my new truck's roof height I don't think it'd make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Scissor quick lifts are underrated.

    I've known a guy who had one level with the floor in his garage (cut the holes out for the pads) and it was quite useful and didn't take up room with the beams.

    Yes it has its limitations but between cost and quickness and lack of beams it also had its advantages.

    Works with bikes as a bonus too
    That looks pretty neat. What are the details behind that setup?
    Does it say "MOHAWK" on it? I'm guessing this company, but now obsolete? Don't see anything similar on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That looks pretty neat. What are the details behind that setup?
    Does it say "MOHAWK" on it? I'm guessing this company, but now obsolete? Don't see anything similar on their website.
    I'm not sure if they still sell them. Model is Mohawk TSL-7

    Quick search finds others that are like that too

    https://www.howdentools.com/products...loor-type.html

    https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...5433&showall=1

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    Looks like that style of lift is fairly hard to come by here in the US. I see posts about group buys slow boated from China and a bunch of hits from Europe. But not much available here. And what is available is decent money (~$2-3k). I gather that build thread is your buddy? Searching that model number hits that build in a couple different forums. Lots of comments about "didn't know they made that kind of lift" and such.

    I wonder if it is a liability thing here in the US.

    Must be some drainage headaches with that too.

    Speaking of drains. Are garage drains some sort of no-no code or permitting wise? I see some mentions of them in garage projects in rural areas.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    If you want a low-rise lift, check out MaxJax

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    That looks like a pain in the ass to install / uninstall all the time. It isn't exactly cheap. And it still doesn't give you much lift.

    The exciting thing about a mid-lift scissor lift like discussed here is it is completely recessed but ready to go all the time.
    And that it can double as a bike lift table. That's cool. I would totally recess a bike lift.

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    my step son wants one of these I am trying to make him see the light... i did get him to build his garage with a high celling and bigger door. But he doesn't like the posts being up full time? I showed him the recess scissor lift option. He's rethinking it! My concrete floor is slabs and every uneven so I am 100% sure it would be a pain For me to do.. Even if I had the celling height.. need a fourth bay i guess....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Looks like that style of lift is fairly hard to come by here in the US. I see posts about group buys slow boated from China and a bunch of hits from Europe. But not much available here. And what is available is decent money (~$2-3k). I gather that build thread is your buddy? Searching that model number hits that build in a couple different forums. Lots of comments about "didn't know they made that kind of lift" and such.

    I wonder if it is a liability thing here in the US.

    Must be some drainage headaches with that too.

    Speaking of drains. Are garage drains some sort of no-no code or permitting wise? I see some mentions of them in garage projects in rural areas.
    I assume you found his thread by searching for the model. I didn't even realize he had a garage journal build thread.

    I think it's a great lift overall.

    As far as drains it's a very mixed message between different areas.

    Last I've looked I've heard of residential places being okay with it with no caveats, some places wanted traps etc setup and some places are an absolute no go.

    Final alternative I've personally seen is houses not too old having a collector hole/drain grate. No outside drain connected but obviously allowed to be as is. Snow water slush just collects and evaporates more than likely.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Well it works, tho I havenít had a real vehicle on it yet.

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    I'm so happy for this thread. Definitely need to add this to the plan for next house. Looks awesome.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Well it works, tho I haven’t had a real vehicle on it yet.

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    If you're like me, you'll shit your pants the first time you lower something on a lift and the safety latches make a really loud CRACK sound.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    I could use that lift today.



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    What is that going on?

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    Kerry's 18 STi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
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    In all seriousness: if you ever want to use it and you're willing to drive to Waltham just let me know.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    If you're like me, you'll shit your pants the first time you lower something on a lift and the safety latches make a really loud CRACK sound.
    This one doesnít make much noise when I lower, but snap in the safety pretty loud going up.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    This one doesn’t make much noise when I lower, but snap in the safety pretty loud going up.

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    Good thing you went with the longer anchor bolts!

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    This was one of those jobs that would have taken longer on a lift. But then I wouldn't have had to roll on the ground.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    This was one of those jobs that would have taken longer on a lift. But then I wouldn't have had to roll on the ground.

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    That going to pass the sound meter at Palmer?

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    I hope so!! It doesn't seem as loud as a bike. We'll see. Still has the cat and skinny mid-pipe.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    This was one of those jobs that would have taken longer on a lift. But then I wouldn't have had to roll on the ground.

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    I can hear this pic.

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Hahaa! It really sounds killer!

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    Re: Car/truck garage lift?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Hahaa! It really sounds killer!
    I totally agree but...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSZuXcV4hDQ


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