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Old 10-06-2023, 03:05 PM
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I am building a new house with a large RV garage that I will be using for building and storing cars. I occasionally have cars that come without powertrains, and my driveway has a decent incline. Not steep, just not easy to push a vehicle up it by myself. In the past, I have always wanted an anchor point, or an in-ground winch to be able to pull vehicles into the garage, and I was curious maybe what others have come up with for similar solutions?

I have found a couple trailer in-floor winch boxes, but no one makes one to anchor into concrete. I'd love to have a box big enough to put a Harbor Freight 12k winch in... not so much because I need the power, but because the larger winches have 75 feet of lead, vs 25 or 50 for the smaller winches.

I could do a 2" receiver anchored into the concrete, and then just slide a winch plate down into that when needed, but I haven't found a concrete anchor receiver tube that someone makes. I could just fab something, but I am pouring the floor in a week, so hoping to find something pre-made that has been tested.

Last thing I am looking to do is to see what wall-mounted pressure washers and de-ionizers that others have found. In Arizona the water has a ton of calcium and other minerals, so the de-ionizer is awesome for making sure you dont get water spots on glass when washing vehicles.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you can offer.
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Old 10-06-2023, 05:18 PM
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Old 10-06-2023, 05:50 PM
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I dont have any answers but welcome to the forum!
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Any of that sort of stuff I’ve always only seen home made. You might find something looking for concrete anchor pots/points, they generally are a short length of chain that can then be grabbed onto with a hook.


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Old 10-06-2023, 07:02 PM
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I would suggest looking at this for starters. From our resident concrete master https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...ead.php?t=8678
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Then do some very basic engineering. Figure out where you would like to mount the winch in the back of the bay. Have somone help you stretch a chalkline out the door to where you would be dragging vehicles/ projects in. See how high your winch line needs to be to hook up and not drag on the floor coming in figuring on bumper height of most projects and whatnot. This ain't "Rocket Science" But, you want your winch to have clean pull with no dragging the cable.
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Old 10-06-2023, 07:24 PM
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Are you saying you want to install a trailer receiver vertically in the concrete?

Look at the junk yard, on FBM or CL for someone selling a cheap hitch and repurpose it. If you were here in my neck of the woods I'd give you one. Welcome Aboard!
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Don't know of any pre-made.
Before pouring concrete some of our members have set in say, 5" square steel tubing 1/2" wall thickness, make the hole deeper and wider for extra concrete.

For pulling I guess you would want it sticking up so you can slide in a locking pin.

IIRC: some were used for hand pipe benders and the cheap HF tire changers.
They slide a square pole inside the square, be aware there is likely a weld bead inside the square that will have to be ground flush before you can insert a pole inside.
best to grind the weld before setting in the concrete.
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Old 10-07-2023, 01:31 AM
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Last thing I am looking to do is to see what wall-mounted pressure washers and de-ionizers that others have found. In Arizona the water has a ton of calcium and other minerals, so the de-ionizer is awesome for making sure you dont get water spots on glass when washing vehicles.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you can offer.
I don't know anything about Calcium filters but the other day someone was offering some free on Craigslist so I searched them, Came up that Calcium filters are used in drip irrigation and misters, as not to have calcium clog up the nozzles.
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My experience with deionizers is related to offset printing for water .They need regular service ,filter changes . the electrical was trouble free on ours .
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