4 post auto lift questions...

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  1. BLUE72CAMARO

    BLUE72CAMARO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That two post looks to be a lift failure not foundation of any kind.
     
  2. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    One of the arms is not up where it is supposed to be.
     
  3. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here is a instruction manual from 4 post lift. They say that you don't have to anchor it down if the floor doesn't slope more than 1/8" ino 12", but they recommend at least a 4" thick slab made of 3000psi concrete. I expect that you could dig footings and be fine....that way you aren't pouring money into an expensive slab for the property owner.
    http://www.directlift.com/manuals/propark8s.pdf
     
  4. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So.....Paul...how is your lift project going?
     
  5. I didn't get it yet...Almost there $$$...I'm thinking post hole digger and fill with concrete for the pads....
     
  6. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Take your time and get the top all of the four footings at the same elevation. I used a spinning laser level (like a drop ceiling contrator uses) and set it up in the center and as it was spinning, I held my tape measure up in the beam to get top of my forms at the same elevation so when we finished off the concrete it was all flat.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013

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