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Re: Unloading your lift

To: "Stuart MacMillan" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Unloading your lift
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:36:36 -0700
Good point. I hadn't considered the water drain problem. Thanks.

Phil Erikson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stuart MacMillan" <>
To: "'PHILIP ERIKSON'" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: Unloading your lift

> A do it yourself pit would probably be cheaper.  In my climate and 
> location
> (Seattle) though, a pit would be a lap pool in the winter without a floor
> drain hooked into the sewer, which would add considerably to the cost and
> difficulty.  I'm also about 20" from glacially compacted clay hardpan so
> dense you need a jackhammer to dig in it, and I also covered up a long
> abandoned septic tank with my garage.  It's a lift or nothing for me.
> Stuart MacMillan
> Philip wrote:
> I, too, am getting jealous. Have any of you built, or contemplated 
> building,
> a pit? I saw one in Stanley Gold's garage in the book "Ultimate Garages". 
> I
> thought that it would be what I'd do if I had a 10-car garage with an
> attached house. Seriously, is a pit more costly that a lift, I wonder?
> Phil Erikson
> '66 MGB

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