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So I am looking at 4-posts ifts (still sold on the Backyard Buddy brand) and came across this:

http://www.aclifts.com/parking/pss-7.asp

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Those are absolutely awesome. The only challenge is the excavation in an existing structure and water issues like a basement...

but I would have done that if it was possible at my house by all means!
 

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Mark, I guess we would have to have a sump pump in there, as I know I would worry about the car sitting in a virtual bathtub :eek:hnoes

The backyard buddy, seems to be the "safest" design, being enclosed on all four sides. The damn thing costs 2.5 times more though, than most other lifts ;shrug

http://www.backyardbuddy.com/
 

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Mark, I guess we would have to have a sump pump in there, as I know I would worry about the car sitting in a virtual bathtub :eek:hnoes

The backyard buddy, seems to be the "safest" design, being enclosed on all four sides. The damn thing costs 2.5 times more though, than most other lifts ;shrug

http://www.backyardbuddy.com/

I bought the Perfect Park from Lifts Unlimited. http://www.liftsunlimited.com/. I liked the larger corner posts, and all the cables, pulleys, and hydraulics are enclosed. Seemed much safer with kids around.
 

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The first lift (aclift) would be nice if it worked in reverse. Store one above ground, second floor as a showroom. Then there would be no worries about flooding. I kind of designed my house like that. Now the room above the garage is just a very large game room for the kids. When they are gone it could be converted very easily. The backyard buddy seems like a very well made lift. I use the 2 post designed lifts as they allow me do do alot more. I am used to using this style lift.
 

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What are the $ are these lifts you are looking at? Trying to get a comparision
 

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The first lift (aclift) would be nice if it worked in reverse. Store one above ground, second floor as a showroom. Then there would be no worries about flooding. I kind of designed my house like that. Now the room above the garage is just a very large game room for the kids. When they are gone it could be converted very easily. The backyard buddy seems like a very well made lift. I use the 2 post designed lifts as they allow me do do alot more. I am used to using this style lift.


I completely agree....my challenge is it would have to go up 11 ft unfortunately....but you are absolutely right above the reverse model going up instead of down being a much better idea for existing homes.
 

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What are the $ are these lifts you are looking at? Trying to get a comparision


The Backyard Buddy I am looking at is ~ $4k

The guy said I can have longer (low profile) ramps and 220v for no extra charge.


When I initially went to buy it (and didn't for whatever reason :bash ), it was a tad over $3k (yr. 2000 dollars).

I hope this helps :beer
 

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Nice idea, but going underground is much more $$ than going up!

Groeten Peter
 

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That is what I've been seeing about a 25% jump in recent years. Low profile ramps and 220 are the only way to go :)
 

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That is what I've been seeing about a 25% jump in recent years. Low profile ramps and 220 are the only way to go :)


Mark, the one thing they said over and above being made in America, was it was steel from the United States of America vs. others :ugh
 

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Wow....

The average cost for a PhantomPark for a pit application is
approximately
$42,000. This does not include freight, installation, applicable
taxes,
permitting or excavating. The excavating costs differ by location. We
recommend contacting a contractor in your area who can give you a
budgetary
quote for the excavation. Budgetary costs for freight and installation
can be
provided upon us receiving information of the jobsite address and
specific
details of the application.
 

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Wow....

The average cost for a PhantomPark for a pit application is
approximately
$42,000. This does not include freight, installation, applicable
taxes,
permitting or excavating. The excavating costs differ by location. We
recommend contacting a contractor in your area who can give you a
budgetary
quote for the excavation. Budgetary costs for freight and installation
can be
provided upon us receiving information of the jobsite address and
specific
details of the application.

wow :eek

For that kind of money, I would build another garage - or move! :W


Thanks for researching - I am still looking at ideas for the garage...



On the subject, anyone got pics of their flooring/coating/tile, etc??? :beer
 
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Hmm... about the cost of a really nice pool....

and in Florida digging that would definitely give you a pool, not a garage! ;LOL

-Luigi
:cool
 

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I plan on just parking my cars like this someday:
hotwheels_match_box_30_car_case.jpg

The question is... how do I get real ones in the boxes? :L
 

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Hey! That'd work! Just need an elevator system! I'll add that to my list of outrageous things I'll never have enough money for... ;LOL
 

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...wife just gave me the greenlight for a Backyard Buddy lift :eek


Now all I need to do, is finish my floors. Last weekend, I got a quote from a floor etcher, for ~ six-grand :eek:hnoes I think I will try the do-it-yourself route with the U-coat-it system... Anyone use that system with luck?? I think maybe Tony C. has it on his floors :confused
 

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