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      07-24-2020 09:49 PM #2426




      There was a post earlier on with a hoist system for overhead storage. I chose to go with a Harbor Freight electic hoist to store my rooftop box.
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      07-24-2020 09:52 PM #2427
      It's very easy, pretty cheap, and pretty quick to test... You might as well take the safe route.

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      07-25-2020 07:33 PM #2428
      it happened. this is maxed out height wise for this car with the locks engaged. it could go a few inches higher but the locks wouldnt be able to engage. couldnt be happier.

      Untitled by tim wilson, on Flickr

      my ceiling conveniently is the max height for the cylinders too

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      07-25-2020 07:59 PM #2429
      My friend just finished building his garage. I don’t get jealous much, but this did it.




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      07-25-2020 08:22 PM #2430
      tried the other 2 cars out. it gets jumpy going up so I gotta fix that as it makes the lift shake a ton. also had the one side lower and the other side not issue which is probably the same issue

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      07-25-2020 08:30 PM #2431
      Quote Originally Posted by freedo84gti View Post
      tried the other 2 cars out. it gets jumpy going up so I gotta fix that as it makes the lift shake a ton. also had the one side lower and the other side not issue which is probably the same issue
      Assuming this is a hydraulic system, it could be air in the hydraulic lines. For my little Quickjack lift, that jumpiness means you need to Bleed the system.
      Looks good!

    8. 07-25-2020 10:34 PM #2432
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      I don't need a bar or chandeliers in my garage, but is that a real RSR?

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      07-26-2020 12:19 AM #2433
      Quote Originally Posted by t44tq View Post
      I don't need a bar or chandeliers in my garage, but is that a real RSR?
      It’s a clone. But a good one!

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      07-26-2020 12:36 AM #2434
      definitely extra points for the cardboard box under the car.
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      07-26-2020 02:54 AM #2435
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      My friend just finished building his garage. I don’t get jealous much, but this did it.



      I want to move into that garage.

      Seems like the dream bachelor pad.

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      07-26-2020 06:17 AM #2436
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Assuming this is a hydraulic system, it could be air in the hydraulic lines. For my little Quickjack lift, that jumpiness means you need to Bleed the system.
      Looks good!
      from what im reading if there is air in the system it will just lift uneavenly. I think its because this uses plastic slider blocks instead of bearings to ride the inside channel and it needs to be greased up good or I heard the paint on the inside causes it to stick no matter how much grease you put on it. will grease today and try that as I have a car im picking up today to yank the engine out of. I do want to do what a lot of people do and get custom hoses made so I can wall mount the pump and have the hoses go up to the ceiling so they are not a tripping hazard
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      08-01-2020 08:42 PM #2437
      • Installed more electrical outlets along with a 14-50 plug for EV charging. Was also able to keep the unused dryer 10-30 outlet, so could charge 2 cars simultaneously.
      • Hung the remaining cabinets and cut the bamboo worktop to fit in the corner.
      • Drywall installed/repaired and painted.
      • Repainted door to the house and installed new closer, hinges, and bottom threshold seal.
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      Pro cabinets over the washer/dryer along with SS sink.



      While I had the Pro cabinets over the washer/dryer, I felt limited on depth for the other wall. So I purchased the Bold 42" locker cabinet/project center.



      With the locker sitting on the "curb" and mounted flush to the wall, the slope of the garage floor tilts the project center forward and sticks out in front of the cabinet. I've thought about either installing adapter plates for the casters to level the project center or ramp/s for it to roll onto. If anyone has run into this issue, I'd love to see what you came up with.



      New electrical outlets on this wall. Going to put some slat wall above so can't hang my poster yet.



      Some overall shots:



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      08-01-2020 08:54 PM #2438
      If you don’t plan on rolling that project center could you replace the casters with leveling feet?

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      08-01-2020 10:54 PM #2439
      Upgraded my lighting today from 2 60 watt incandescent bulbs. Now to finish the walls and ditch the wood stove for natural gas.




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    16. 08-01-2020 11:25 PM #2440
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Upgraded my lighting today from 2 60 watt incandescent bulbs. Now to finish the walls and ditch the wood stove for natural gas.

      So you're the reason why we can't see the stars at night any longer.
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      08-03-2020 01:03 PM #2441
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      If you don’t plan on rolling that project center could you replace the casters with leveling feet?
      Unfortunately, the mounting locations on the bottom don't match with the provided leveling feet for the other cabinets, so it would still have to be a custom bracket. I could put the back up on the curb and that would only require 2 front brackets instead of 4. I like the idea of being able to roll it around, but have to be honest with myself that it would sit in that spot 99.9% of the time.
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      08-03-2020 01:13 PM #2442
      Quote Originally Posted by Itgb View Post


      You should put another TV same size above the current one, and make the lower one a computer monitor. Because we all have that occasional youtube vid we need to watch in the garage.

      The slope of the garage, you'd probably have to put some shims under there. But keep the wheels. For that *one* time you drop something underneath and/or sweep/wash the garage floor.

      You might be able to find a "clean" solution like half a pipe clamp/mount in the diameter of the wheel.

      Something like this:
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    19. 08-03-2020 01:50 PM #2443
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      You should put another TV same size above the current one, and make the lower one a computer monitor. Because we all have that occasional youtube vid we need to watch in the garage.
      A TV with Roku doesn't need a computer to watch a Youtube video.
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      08-03-2020 01:53 PM #2444
      Quote Originally Posted by Zman86 View Post
      Upgraded my lighting today from 2 60 watt incandescent bulbs. Now to finish the walls and ditch the wood stove for natural gas.

      Glad to see I'm not the only one that parks my newer car outside so my old cars can stay dry.

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      08-03-2020 01:56 PM #2445
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Glad to see I'm not the only one that parks my newer car outside so my old cars can stay dry.
      Ha! I do the same. The dailys won't leak.

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      08-03-2020 02:04 PM #2446
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      A TV with Roku doesn't need a computer to watch a Youtube video.
      If you don't want to interrupt your F1 watching or whatever.
      "Excluding the possibility that a female Scandinavian Olympian was running around outside our house last night, what else might be a possibility?"
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      08-03-2020 02:24 PM #2447
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      A TV with Roku doesn't need a computer to watch a Youtube video.
      Yeah, this. I used to have a computer in my workshop to play DVD's, watch Top Gear rips, and YouTube videos. Just before our move (2 years ago) I gave the computer to a friend to upgrade it for me because I was getting a constant Blue Screen of Death. Being a busy guy, he's taken his time with it. In the meantime, I found a (32?) inch TV on our local Buy Nothing FB group, bought a cheap DVD player, and plugged in an old Apple TV after we upgraded to a Firestick. Now I can pretty much watch anything from DVD's to any of our streaming services or YouTube vids via my iPhone/AirPlay.

      I still want my computer back, but only because my Ronin DVD is in it


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      08-03-2020 02:37 PM #2448
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      If you don’t plan on rolling that project center could you replace the casters with leveling feet?
      This is a good idea. I have the rear of my cabinets sitting on a 2x4 leveling cleat fastened to the wall, and for the fronts I removed the casters and bought leveling feet from Grainger that are rated for about 350 Lbs. each.

      Depending on how the caster is fastened to the cabinet, you could try to search for leveling feet with the same threads. Or in my case I laminated a few wood blocks with a threaded fitting inside of them. They aren't pretty, but they are strong.


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      08-03-2020 03:13 PM #2449
      Quote Originally Posted by freedo84gti View Post
      from what im reading if there is air in the system it will just lift uneavenly. I think its because this uses plastic slider blocks instead of bearings to ride the inside channel and it needs to be greased up good or I heard the paint on the inside causes it to stick no matter how much grease you put on it. will grease today and try that as I have a car im picking up today to yank the engine out of. I do want to do what a lot of people do and get custom hoses made so I can wall mount the pump and have the hoses go up to the ceiling so they are not a tripping hazard
      Air in a hoist cylinder will often show up most when the cylinder is on the way down: it will seem to hang up then can all of a sudden drop by a large amount. I’m talking from experience with large dump truck hoist cylinders—they have a small thumbscrew at the top of the cylinder for bleeding: you put a load on the cylinder, so the air should all be at the high point, then slowly release the air until oil comes out. Air in a hydraulic cylinder can be very dangerous so that’s why I wanted you to take the previous suggestion of air in the system very seriously.

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