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Re: Unloading your lift

To: Marc <>
Subject: Re: Unloading your lift
From: Jim Juhas <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 23:15:28 -0400
Legalities and vapors aside, I'll bet that excavation and replacement concrete
or whatever has to be almost as expensive and certainly more time consuming than
a lift.  I paid $3,000 for mine, and I have seen prices significantly lower than
that for some brands, like close to $2,000.  And then, too, I know of used ones
purchased for less than that.

Steve's original post said he wanted the multiple parking benefit, so a pit
wouldn't address that, either.

Finally, it's just cool to raise and lower a car on your lift in your garage.

Marc wrote:

> I saw a thread on this somewhat recently (shoptalk??) that included a
> discussion of flammable/explosive vapors accumulating in a pit...
> Bob Howard wrote:
> >  In some communities a pit is illegal.  I've been told that the reasons
> >include auto fluids deep in the ground and fire hazards.  The fluids
> >objection makes some sense, though I don't see why fire would be more
> >likely in a hole than on the surface of the earth.   Some towns have
> >forced pit owners to fill them.
> >Bob

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