Here is a little update, I've spent countless hours in the new garage, and still many more to get it where I want.
Picked up a hoist from Kevin in Amherst...
On the way back thru Truro, Scottie and I grabbed a pellet stove from my sisters basement, winter tires for the truck and a set of used tires he found on Kijiji for himself...We looked like Junk Collectors!
Pellet Stove...price was free!
Even came with the venting!
Hole for the vent.
Old programmable thermostat from the house....min temperature is 5 degrees C.
Will heat me out of the shop!
Now onto the fun stuff... Brought in my longest vehicle to place the first post on the hoist.
Had some good helpers move the hoist into place and start drilling holes.
Took me a few evenings to get the hydraulics leveled out so that both arms went up the same.
First car I had to put up, co-workers that I swapped tires.
Only issue is the ceiling was too low....so once I discovered that we had placed the hoist exactly under a roof truss....had a few folks over one Friday night and we moved the hoist 8" ahead.
This past weekend, cut the ceiling out so that I can get full height.
I can walk clear under the arms now! Grabbed some plywood to box in my new skylight! The hoist arms double as a work bench!
I still have to finish insulating the box in the attic. As well we relocated 2 lights, and I have 4 more to install at the back of the garage.
Happy with the progress so far...garage is warm, beer is cold and the stereo works!
Next on the list is to finish unpacking and declutter the shop!
Concrete comes in different strengths for different purposes. Code requires 15 MPa (2175 psi) concrete for basic shallow foundation walls. Full height basement walls and basement floor slabs require 20 MPa (2900 psi) but garage floors require 32 MPa (4640 psi). That's a lot of strength and unless you're going to hoist a D-9, you should be fine.
Mechanical. This is the 4th or 5th hoist I have put in over the years. All with Mechanical anchors. I had some free epoxy for concrete, but it was expired. As well if you read the instructions, you have to oversize the holes, and I wasn't able to do that with the size of the hole in the metal base plate. The mechanical anchors are sized to that hole....so I would have to go with smaller diameter rod in a chemical anchor situation. The trick with the mechanical anchors is to not use an impact or over tighten. I have done both in the past with bad results.
I got 16 - 5/8 x 5" anchors at transworld for $40!
Not the first ceiling hole I've seen created for a hoist. looks great
'95 YJ. waggy d44's, custom stretched 3-link front with an astro steering box, rear stretched with SOA XJ springs, and 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ's.
front lock-right and fozzied rear. RCV's.
4.0 swapped in with 1" "MML", 1" rewelded body mount lift, boat-sides, flat belly, gas tank tucked up 5".
'95 Grand Cherokee V8 Orvis edition. '98 D44a rear, 2x4 rockers. rollin' on 235's. full of junk.