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Old 09-11-2007, 07:23 PM   #5
Paul Findley
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Re: Building a lifting platform soon - any suggestions?

The slope will eventually bother you. Level it from the get go. i used a combination of 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" plywood a foot wide across the whole 8x8 platform to make up the slope.

If you are going to move, I would minimally screw it together with no glue, or just use the stall mats for now. It took all we had to tilt my glued and screwed platform on it's side to level it. To move it would involve chain saws, big pieces that are still too huge to move, and not worth the $20 a sheet of plywood to make new.

Suffice to say, it's staying with the house. I would drive on it too. It's not pretty, but it's effective.
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