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Old 06-03-2006, 03:54 PM
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How about an above ground pit. A ramp...
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:39 PM
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How about an above ground pit. A ramp...

that'd be my choice if I had the space. I like it.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:54 AM
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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.
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:03 PM
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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.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:47 PM
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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.
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