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Old 04 January 2012, 17:47   #1
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Things I wish I'd done!

When we bought our new-build house in 1997, I asked the builder 'had they ever installed a car pit in the garage?' 'No' he replied, 'but anything is possible.'

A few days later, the final quote came in. Now bear in mind this is 1997, when petrol cost just 58p a litre.

5k + VAT. What to dig a hole in the floor, build a temporary timber box for the mould, add reinforcing steel mesh and then back-fill with quick-drying concrete?

Suffice to say... I didn't go ahead... but I've always imagined what if?

The dream lives on... http://mech-mate.co.uk/resources/how...a-motorpit.pdf
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Old 04 January 2012, 17:54   #2
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The pits.

I'll swap mine with you - over-rated unless you intend spending a large part of your life under vehicles. Bloody nuisance trying to clear up with crap getting between the boards and the boards moving when you least want them to
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Old 04 January 2012, 17:55   #3
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Check your water table first
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Old 04 January 2012, 17:56   #4
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whats the water table like where you are?
would make a great flushing tank though.....


gotta love it when that happens!....lol
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Old 04 January 2012, 18:00   #5
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Check your water table first
Or get a black shadow to go with it
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Old 04 January 2012, 18:00   #6
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Four post lift would be nice, as much as it would take up a little bit of space it would also create some, the RIB could go on the lift and a car underneath.

My bike test is something I wish I'd done sooner too!
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Old 04 January 2012, 18:49   #7
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I thought pits were illegal now
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Old 04 January 2012, 18:50   #8
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Wish I'd..........

....built a bigger garage.
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Old 04 January 2012, 20:09   #9
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wish i got on the property ladder long before i did, i wasted way too much money renting and it gonna haunt me forever
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Old 04 January 2012, 20:40   #10
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Someone died in one here two years ago. The gent was working on a fuel leak and was overcome by fumes. 2 or 4 post lift would be my choice now.
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