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    What's that, you say?

    First ya dig a 9 foot deep hole. (They didn't hit water until 8 feet - that's the dry season here. In the summer the water table is usually 4-5 feet higher so almost anyone who wants a basement in Florida will get an indoor swimming pool! )



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    Then that strange looking thing from my earlier post gets chucked in the hole...



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    ...levelled off, backfilled and held in place until power arrives.




    By the way, that strange gray thing is one of these:



    Concrete is scheduled to be poured next week to fill in the hole. Then after a few days' curing the braces are removed and the pump controls are mounted on the wall behind (where the 2x12 braces are).

    Oh yeah, the red arms get attached around then as well...

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    Now that's a SERIOUS lift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnZ View Post
    Now that's a SERIOUS lift!
    ...and the quoted price (with installation) didn't make me do this when compared to a quality installed above-ground 2-post lift.

    Now there will be nuthin' to whack the doors (or hands) on - and they just look so !

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    That monster must be fairly heavy by the look of the bow in those supports!

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    Actually, Mac, the unit is heavy - but not that heavy. Those supports have been used before for other installations.

    On Friday the rest of the concrete was poured (note the supervisor waiting for the chance to inspect the progress):



    ...and the finished pour (after said supervisory approval, of course)




    Of course, no concrete is complete without the owner's initials:



    Can't figger that out? Sebring Bill & ACAR Sandie! What else?

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    I see there's a tie-down on every stud of the wall behind the lift. I've seen and used tie-downs like that before but not used like that. Mainly, I've seen them for renovations... and holding trusses in place. What's the purpose in new construction like this?

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    Does it have to do with hurricanes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    Does it have to do with hurricanes?
    That's what I was thinking too. We use those for connecting trusses to the top plate to prevent them from lifting in higher winds... although we don't get hurricanes here... but I've never seen them used on the bottom before.... except when someone was renovating and didn't want to pull the foot plate.

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    Bingo!

    After Hurricane Andrew in 1992 the building codes became much more stringent. Now FL (after the Miami-Dade lead) codes are among the toughest in the country.

    The addition is being built to withstand 130 mph winds. You're right about lift, but don't forget about shear. There are 6 of these Simpson HTT22 tension ties spread between the two main load-bearing frame walls; the bolt is drilled 10" down, epoxied in place and 32 16p nails attach the tie to the 2x6 vertical.



    In addition, there are 10" "Titen" (big azz) bolts screwed into the slab every 24" to hold the rest of the wall down.

    Every crew that's worked here has commented that they know where the hurricane party will be - that garage that ain't going anywhere!

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    Here's another HTT22 tie with one of those "Titen" bolts nearby. You can also see another "Titen" bolt going up the vertical 2x6 attaching to the block wall. Those bolts are spaced approximately every 24" on every 2x6 that attaches to concrete.


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    Hay can I break in the garage with my new project? I bought the 55 I called you about, just too much right with it. All crome either recromed of in excellent shape, body is down to glass (thats the hard part) Engine was rebuilt not sure if it is right yet, frame done, its a 3 speed so know anyone with a correct PG? Car was bought in 69 and guy just never got around to getting it all done. White car with red interior. New top in box, top frame in exc condition. All window stuff there and unglazed.

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    The 3 speed was an option, though I think it was later in production. Gotta see the #s on it.

    If the engine has a block provision for an oil filter it's wrong. 55s didn't have an internal filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebringBill View Post
    The 3 speed was an option, though I think it was later in production. Gotta see the #s on it.

    If the engine has a block provision for an oil filter it's wrong. 55s didn't have an internal filter.
    No provision for a filter, you doing anything this weekend?

    Tyler

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