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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 11th, 2013, 12:05 pm

I went out to the shop today with BILL , to do a quick brake job on his car, and the temperature was at least for Florida a bit cooler than normal,
it was in the mid to low 70s, he commented that the concrete floor was a bit cold, I had to laugh at that thinking about what most of you guys are forced to deal with at this time of year!
down here in Florida ,winter usually lasts a brutal 48-72 hours , but it could drag on for a full week, with temps dropping into the 20s at times,
but thats rather rare, most years winter lasts for 3-5 days ,but during that time, you might think the world was coming to an end when most Floridians see sub freezing temps.
now I have a kerosene heater in the shop for those few days a year .
it might not look like much but even in my 2600 square foot shop its only a matter of minutes after you turn it on that you can feel the temp start to rise slowly, so Id recommend having one if you need to heat the shop.
and I rarely go thru more than 5-6 gallons of mineral spirits, so its not a huge concern.
as an OBVIOUS JOKE!, I offered to turn on the heater, but he grinned stated ,he would struggle thru using a insulated pad on the mechanics creeper... I don,t know why,but I laughed so hard I had tears thinking about how absurd that seemed...especially because he would be sitting up, not on the floor, 95% or more of the time doing a brake job!
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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 11th, 2013, 12:39 pm

Grumpy, Kerosene
grumpyvette wrote: . . . . . . he stated he would struggle thru using a insulated pad on the mechanics creeper... I don,t know why,but I laughed so hard I had tears thinking about how absurd that seemed...especially because he would be sitting up, not on the floor, 95% or more of the time doing a brake job![/color][/b]


I thought you have a lift?
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 11th, 2013, 12:45 pm

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I do, have a nice lift,
but Im currently doing a clutch replacement on the brother in laws 1974 BBC corvette , with the lift,
so we used jack stand and a floor jack for the brake job.
I find its just as easy to use a floor jack and jack stands on many jobs...
maybe its just that for 35 plus years I didn,t have a lift and for some reson I find it no big advantage using it on some project that only requires the cars tires clear the floor by 12"or so
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 11th, 2013, 12:55 pm

I should have known. Btw, what is the spread between uprights on your lift? (it looks pretty wide)
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 11th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Ill have to go measure it! (tape measure says 9ft 5 inches between vertical posts inner surfaces)
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 11th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Wow! that's all? it looks wider. I have troubles with 10 ft. wide and some car doors hitting the posts or worse yet short wheel-base cars like a jeep Wrangler or a Prius when I have to get front or rear legs under the car and push the car back or forwards to get the other set under. I'm trying to figure out how wide I can move the posts out to avoid the second situation. I think my lift can go to 11.5 ft. safely.
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 11th, 2013, 2:53 pm

Grumpy,

That heater you use and picture here, is that a Kerosene heater that you burn MS in? In colder climates where you would need to run that heater much longer they will leave film on glass, walls, carpets and so on (yes, even when you burn the purest of Kero.). The products of combustion and the added humidity condense on colder surfaces (you can see this when removing a picture from the wall, an outline on the carpet around furniture, windows and trim-work. I know a couple paint shops that told me Kero heaters will react with certain paints. You don't burn nearly enough to think about such things. I have electric heat in my garage but way too expensive (but it's dry heat) it was worth it when I had expensive cars but that's not the case anymore.
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 11th, 2013, 4:07 pm

that top cross piece is available in several lengths so the posts can be set in about 8" increments apart but this has worked ok, if Id had know Id have had an additional 8" added so I had about 10 ft betwen
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 11th, 2013, 4:08 pm

that top cross piece is available in several lengths, from the manufacturer ,as is the post height,or you could rather easily custom make or modify the cross piece so the posts can be set in different increments apart.
obviously the base can be anchored to match and cables extended or lengthened as a bit more cost, but this current spread has worked ok, if Id had know about the choices Id have had an additional 8"-10"in width added so I had about 10 ft, or a bit more between,the posts, but like I said it worked OK

most lifts list the dimensions, the lift I bought I see is no longer listed, but it uses twin hydraulic rams and a chain drive and connecting cables
and was rated at 9000 lbs, its got a large base plate on each column and 8 3/4" bolts in each base into the concrete
http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-baymas ... 013_p.aspx

http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-10ad-_1005_p.aspx

http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-tp10adj_1037_p.aspx
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 11th, 2013, 8:08 pm

grumpyvette wrote:that top cross piece is available in several lengths, from the manufacturer ,as is the post height,or you could rather easily custom make or modify the cross piece so the posts can be set in different increments apart.
obviously the base can be anchored to match and cables extended or lengthened as a bit more cost, but this current spread has worked ok, if Id had know about the choices Id have had an additional 8"-10"in width added so I had about 10 ft, or a bit more between,the posts, but like I said it worked OK

most lifts list the dimensions, the lift I bought I see is no longer listed, but it uses twin hydraulic rams and a chain drive and connecting cables
and was rated at 9000 lbs, its got a large base plate on each column and 8 3/4" bolts in each base into the concrete
http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-baymas ... 013_p.aspx

http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-10ad-_1005_p.aspx

http://www.ben-pearson.com/model-tp10adj_1037_p.aspx


My lift is completely different in operation - Hydraulics. If I want to increase the space I just have to add to or shorten the 3/8" hydraulic line on top. there are six very large/long anchor bolts to hold the columns. My lift is about 50% more in weight than yours so it's a pita to move by yourself, you have to walk the columns.

These are the best lifts in the world - no other lifts come close. Even the Secrete service uses Mohawk for the Pres. cars and SUVs.

http://www.mohawklifts.com/wp/consumer/ ... s/system1/
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby grumpyvette » November 12th, 2013, 10:50 am

That Mohawk lift looks like a good choice
THIS LIST OF QUESTIONS POSTED ON THAT SITE IS GOOD
http://www.mohawklifts.com/wp/consumer/ ... ost-lifts/
HERES THE LIFT I BOUGHT
Model 9000SI (Clear-Floor Symmetrical Style 9000 lb. capacity twin-post Lift)

Specifications

Ben Pearson's 9000SI Two-Post
Solid features separate this lift from the pack

Compare feature for feature, the 9000SI beats the competition hands down.
We could talk about quality. We could talk about the rugged durability. We could talk about the design. But we let the features do the talking for us;Single-Point Safety Release; Two Independent Heavy-Duty Hydraulic Cylinders; Convenient Stack-Pad System; Clear Floor Design: Automatic Arm Restraining System; ALI certified/validated by ETL - and that's just the beginning.

If Quality is what you're looking for, you'll find it in Ben Pearson's 9000SI Two-Post.
The reasons are simple, we build each lift to exacting specifications. Plus, we don't build any lift to meet our needs, we build them to meet your needs.

ALI certified/validated by ETL
Single point safety release
Padded overhead shut-off bar
2-5/8" & 5" truck adapters included
Extra long carriage for smooth lifting
Convenient stack-pad storage rack on post
Automatic engage and release arm restraint
Extra large ultra-high molecular bearing blocks
Low profile arms for low ground clearance
Optional height extension kits for taller vehicles
Clear floor design for convenient use of floor jacks


Precise and efficient automatic arm restraining system engages
in the lifting process and automatically releases once the lift is
lowered. Eliminates wasted time releasing up to 4 independent
pull-type releases. Utilizes a multi-toothed gear mechanism for
maximum arm locking positions.

The operator convenient stack-pad system consists of
(4) 2-5/8" adapters and (4) 5" truck adapters as standard
equipment with every 9000 series Ben Pearson 2-post lift.
A convenient stack-pad storage rack is located on each post.

Low profile arms for low ground clearance vehicles.

Optional power station utility box mounts on the left column
providing convenient access to two air outlets and four ground
fault electrical outlets. Built-in air regulator, water separator and
oiler, with tool holster and hooks, keep the bay area productive
and efficient.

The EH1 and EH2 optional extended height kits are available
for the 9AI and 9SI
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Re: shop ceiling fans

Postby chromebumpers » November 12th, 2013, 7:20 pm

The Mohawk was a no-brainer and glad I had the money a couple of years ago because there was no second pick. The main features - it can be installed in low ceiling garages. Lifetime warranty on parts and 25 years on everything else. There is no wearable parts - no plastic guide blocks, no hoses, no maintenance. Double security safety release. Mine is equipped with a weight gage, I not only use it for pretty accurate weighing but I can let the weight rest on the safety stops and know that I'm absolutely free from any mishap by looking at the zero weight on the gage. I have the run-way feature so I can lift up any tractor or commercial mower. Built in air and water supply with dual dryers (with standard replaceable filters) quad outlets for needing 110 V and 1 - 220 V. All I need now is a candy dispenser and I'm set.
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