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Postby custommoggy » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36 pm

At our garage at Weedon nn7 we have a spare workshop, I'm considering installing a 4 post ramp and renting it complete with tools on an hourly rate for DIY use, any thoughts?
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Postby MM » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Make sure all the tools are insured, in case they get nicked, and that the lift is sturdy - there've been quite a few cases where they've collapsed and injured/killed people!
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Postby custommoggy » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:56 pm

Goes without saying, that's why it's a 4 post, don't want em tipping cars off a 2 post, tools would be on a wallboard so it'll be obvious if any walk
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Postby Roger46 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:37 pm

Sounds an excellent idea to me if I were closer I'd use it at least once a year to inspect / top up the waxoyl underneath!
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Postby chrisryder » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:42 pm

Depends on the price ;)
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Postby custommoggy » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:00 am

Thinking maybe £15 per hour with discounts for full days
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Postby Roger46 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Roger46:103491 wrote:Sounds an excellent idea to me if I were closer I'd use it at least once a year to inspect / top up the waxoyl underneath!


I looked you up and wondered where you are, then read your entry properly and found you said Weedon which is a bit far, but if the idea works maybe it would catch on? I would love to have access to this sort of facility!
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Postby drivewasher » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:20 pm

I would have thought insurance would be a problem. Our lifts are checked by the insurance company every 6 mths. Also there is no way on this earth I would let any member of the public use my tools that includes the lifts!

Also the lifts would very soon get tied up, EG customer strips brakes or driveshaft etc when he comes to fit the new part it's wrong size so it takes a while to get em swopped or if Sat your well stuffed!

A few years ago a national company started hiring lifts and workshop space and tools by the day/hour. It soon stopped IIRC it was insurance/public liability issues.
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Re: Workshop hire

Postby custommoggy » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:24 pm

Had a hell of a lot of interest and the insurance is affordable, here's our garage at NN7 The building on the right is what I have in mind, we just use it for storage at the moment, and website for more pictures is in progress at www.weedongarage.com
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Re: Workshop hire

Postby Big Al » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:32 pm

So it's just next to the garage... :D





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Re: Workshop hire

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Re: Workshop hire

Postby custommoggy » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:58 pm

I really do appreciate all this pointing out and free advertising you do for me Al, the cheques in the post
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Re: Workshop hire

Postby MickEssex » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:06 pm

custommoggy wrote:I really do appreciate all this pointing out and free advertising you do for me Al, the cheques in the post


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