2 post lift install -- documented

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Starting to set the rebar, and these tubes of epoxy go fast! I thought I could complete the job with two tubes, but one tube has only gotten me halfway through the first hole.

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One thing's for sure. You're doing this beyond right. Most people would have just bolted the lift right to the floor and never given it another thought. When you get done, that thing ain't goin nowhere! Nice work!
 

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Thanks Rusty. I definitely don't want this thing to go anywhere when it's done, especially when someone's underneath it....haha.
 

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Keep in mind they sell concrete by the yard. One big trench would about double it, plus the work to break the existing slab and dig out the sand below, and disposal of everything you dig out. Honestly, it looks very much like what I did a couple years ago. My biggest regret on the lift is that I waited so long to do it!
 

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From the calculators I’ve used, I should be at about 1.5 yards total, not too bad.

Finished setting the rebar yesterday, now it’s time to schedule the pour! Getting closer…
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Pour day is finally here!

Ordered a short load, unfortunately their chute wasn’t long enough to pour directly into the holes, so we used wheelbarrows. Hired a day laborer to help, and boy am I glad I did. Watching a pro work is like poetry.

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Lift install is scheduled! They will be here February 7th and said it will take about 2 hours. The installers won't be handling any of the electrical, but that's okay, I can take care of wiring it to the panel myself.

I've purchased a couple underhoist screw jacks for the front and rear of the vehicle.
 

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Thanks, Rusty. My friends who aren't car guys think I'm crazy, but guess who's gonna be sniffin around my door when they need some work done?? :rofl: But seriously, I've been working obscene hours to fund this, and you only live once, right? Tomorrow starts today.

The footers ended up being 14" thick, 3500 PSI mud, #5 rebar (5/8"), cured for 30 days. The concrete guy said I really didn't need the rebar with footers that thick, but it was already put in and it helps me sleep better at night knowing it's there.

I really do hope this thread can help someone in the future.
 

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You've done a good job with the prep. I kinda have an attitude of "If enough's enough, more is better" when it comes to doing things like this. My lift is a 4 post, and when I put a vehicle up to work on, I walk around to all 4 posts and physically check all 4 locks to make sure they are engaged. I'm too old to get mashed like a possum in the road!
Looking forward to see it put in.

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