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Old 09-16-2021, 05:32 AM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Originally Posted by Sam Buchanan View Post
Just curious.....would insurance carriers get heartburn if your plane was parked below a hoisted plane? Maybe not if the lift is a commercial device but I wonder about a unique (untested) design.
I don't think your underwriter could complain unless they asked a pertinent question which was not honestly answered.
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:50 AM
Mcmark Mcmark is offline
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A cheap post lift is rated 8-9K#, so half is 4.5K and are ~$3K. Fabbing the cradle would require some additional investment. Another pump would give you 2. Build 2 sell 1 and not cost you much. The footing to anchor the post will require work. Most slabs are 3-6" and you'll need more than that to carry a point load of 2K#
You won't want to hang anything from the bottom chord of a roof truss. I would check to see what the truss load is designed for before I would hang anything from the top of one. Most are not designed initially for those additional loads.
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