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Don't laugh. That's what one of our guys in houston had to do to get his Miata and Elise in the garage. Sorry, no pic for that one.
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That's brilliant - you'd want to make sure you parked in exactly the right spot on the lift though!!
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No kidding. A little bit off on the parking and crunch.
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I was house hunting a couple of weekends ago and taking special note of how high the garage ceilings were. You sir have just added some good ideas to the mix!
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That's a cool idea, but take it slow if your ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of a web truss and/or your garage roof is subject to heavy snow or wind loads. Then you'll want some advice from a qualified structural engineer before having at it with a sawzall. You'll need a very large laminated beam boxed in with a lot of very good attaching points, but it can be done!

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That's a cool idea, but take it slow if your ceiling is attached to the bottom chord of a web truss and/or your garage roof is subject to heavy snow or wind loads. Then you'll want some advice from a qualified structural engineer before having at it with a sawzall. You'll need a very large laminated beam boxed in with a lot of very good attaching points, but it can be done!

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I was thinking the same thing.
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Too bad I have a bedroom above my garage. Hmm. Time to add a skylight in the bedroom floor?

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Very nice. You can get into/out of the car from the second floor...

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Too bad I have a bedroom above my garage. Hmm. Time to add a skylight in the bedroom floor?
Pedestal bed???
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Too bad I have a bedroom above my garage. Hmm. Time to add a skylight in the bedroom floor?
Same boat....I've been thinking for a couple years how I could do this practically

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Bandpak single post lift

I installed a bendpak single post lift in my short garage and it works perfectly. Bit concerning though to see my baby suspended in mid-air with the exception on one blue post stopping her from crashing to the floor....

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