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Old 03-11-2021, 01:31 PM
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Related to jack stands, at my old house there was originally a void under the concrete floor. I've read news articles of guys getting crushed because of their jack stand falling THROUGH a concrete floor that is no longer properly supported. I had mine filled underneath when I had the driveway mudjacked for extra peace of mind.

Not only do we need to ensure the car is securely on a SAFE jack stand, but that the surface under the jack stand is safe and stable.

It's easy to check for voids under a concrete floor with a steel rod. Tap the end on the floor, you can tell which areas are hollow and which are not.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:01 AM
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Being a retired Fire fighter I do not even trust jack stands. I use wood cribbing of 2X4, 4X4 and 6X6 about 24 inches long and build a square box.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:54 PM
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Being a retired Fire fighter I do not even trust jack stands. I use wood cribbing of 2X4, 4X4 and 6X6 about 24 inches long and build a square box.
I have 3 sets of stands but use cribbing more . I learned the same place you did
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:27 PM
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I just use couch cushions and roll the car over.
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:08 PM
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I just use couch cushions and roll the car over.
You brought me back to my childhood when we would roll our snowmobiles over onto old comforters in the garage to work on the suspension and belly.
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