question for guys with lifts in your shop

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  1. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How tall of a building do I need to build to put a lift in? I am in the process of having the cement done on Monday then I will be putting a building up.
    Thanks for the info in advance
     
  2. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Is that 12ft walls or ceiling height
     
  4. Happy_Dan

    Happy_Dan Veteran Member

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    I have 10 ft studs on top of the doubled up base and 2 ft foundation so the ceiling ends up 12ft and a couple of inches. You can get lower lifts, but even with the 12 ft, I have to have the vehicle all the way up to walk under without crouching. I would highly suggest a 12 ft ceili

    Just for some perspective. The car is up pretty high on the lift. The two guys are each a little over 6ft tall. You can see the garage door opener above the car. Hope this helps.

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  5. CamaroDoc

    CamaroDoc Veteran Member

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    I just put one up for my boss. He has 14' ceilings and the door clears his GTO with no problem with the lift all the way up. The lift is a Bend-Pak HD-9, 4 post.
     
  6. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yea I don't want to build it any higher than I have to
     
  7. 57Plymouth

    57Plymouth Veteran Member

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    I have 12" to the bottom of the trusses.

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  8. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    when puring the floor make sure it is thick enought where the post will set
     
  9. Wadd2

    Wadd2 Veteran Member

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    12' to bottom of trusses minimum is what was required for my Rotary lift. After install the lift is 2" under my truss. Wouldn't go any shorter than 12'
     
  10. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yea already have that part laid out
     

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