Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Shop & Safety

SFT Search:   
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2006, 03:54 PM
frankenfab's Avatar
frankenfab frankenfab is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tooele, Utah
Posts: 27

How about an above ground pit. A ramp...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	gw_78.jpg
Views:	912
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	13007  
A flash of lightning illuminated the object, wretch, hideous, filthy daemon. A new species would bless me as its creator.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2006, 05:39 PM
dubby's Avatar
dubby dubby is offline
Twice the size--half the man
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 9,639

Originally Posted by frankenfab
How about an above ground pit. A ramp...

that'd be my choice if I had the space. I like it.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 07:54 AM
dirtdigger's Avatar
dirtdigger dirtdigger is offline
Big Shovel
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hillsdale, Michigan
Posts: 1,289

I would like to build one of those outside just for powerwashing stuff. But here, we do most of the maintenance work on rainy days or in the winter, so something inside is mandatory. So I had to go with a pit, even with all the dangers that might go with it.
I used to get in trouble for playing in the I get paid for it!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2006, 04:03 PM
randydupree's Avatar
randydupree randydupree is offline
Why, Hell Yes!
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bainbridge Ga
Posts: 6,246
Default pit

i have a pit,24'X4'X6' deep,i work on bus type motorhomes and big forklifts and any thing else i can drag in,only bad thing as i see it is climbing up and down (bad knees) so a helper is required to fetch tools etc.
when i move to the new place i'm thinking about the above ground ramp design,problem for me is the low ride height of big busses and the angle of the ramp,i don't want to bottom out a coach on the ramp.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 12:47 PM
mgil mgil is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: mass
Posts: 3

be real careful with the pit, reason being is, explosive vapors can find their way into that pit and sit there , thats why they want explosion proof lighting in there.most garages used for mechanical work have all receptacles mounted at least 4 feet above the floor for that reason. Gasoline vapors diesel vapors and lp vapors have a way of getting into pits waiting for the unsuspecting mechanic to spark up his torch or start grinding, keep it well ventilated or you could end up in a ball of fire ! Some serious shit.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.