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garage storage lift question

for the guys that have a car storage 2 post lift.....What ceiling height do you have in your garage? I am building a garage and would like to know what fits and doesn't fit...
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here. the garage(40X50' will hold 8 on the floor. I plan for emergency poor judgement additions
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l wouldn't suggest a 2-post lift for storage, Bocaf.
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abstamaria... thanks for bringing to my attention... I meant a 4 post
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for the guys that have a car storage 2 post lift.....What ceiling height do you have in your garage? I am building a garage and would like to know what fits and doesn't fit...
The higher the better....l. I have one garage lift with a 10' height and I can stack a mercedes sl over top of an s class sedan, but can't stack 2 sedans. In My new garage I gave 16' and have a Denali over a jeep.
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I have a 4 post lift. My garage has a 10' 3" ceiling. I have Porsche turbo stored up on the lift and an Audi RS 7 underneath. Plenty of room. An SUV might be a problem however depending on the size.
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for the guys that have a car storage 2 post lift.....What ceiling height do you have in your garage? I am building a garage and would like to know what fits and doesn't fit...
Find out how high the lift you are going to use raises, add the height of the car you plan to put on top of it and you'll have a number...

Most guys can do two "sports cars" with ease at 10'. 12' probably covers a car and SUV.

Don't forget to factor in an overhead opener if it will be anywhere near or above the lift
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I dont have the exact type of cars that will be using the lift.. being that I am building a house and garage to sell... but I get the idea... thanks guys
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10'-6" is what is used here. Recessed lights over lifts. Lift Master door openers.

What should have been done during planning:

Electrical outlets strategically placed over the lift for the motor.

In-floor lighting under the lift if doing any maintenance on the cars.
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very nice set up kalinsd, what brand of lift is that? are you happy with it? compressor needed? 230 volt or 115v?
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Another tip would be dont skimp on the concrete thickness below the areas of the lift. If you have the chance to do it now during the planing/building stages you might as well do it and sleep better at night.
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Don't skimp on the concrete thickness below the areas of the lift. If you have the chance to do it now during the planing/building stages you might as well do it and sleep better at night.
While I agree, and concrete is cheap, it does not mean skwat for a 4 post lift, 2 post, yes.
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very nice set up kalinsd, what brand of lift is that? are you happy with it? compressor needed? 230 volt or 115v?
Thank you.

Backyard Buddy. US built. Many options for the lift.

Totally happy. Have 3x and will be buying another.

No compressed air needed.

Either 230 or 110. I have 110 and is fine.

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