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YOU ALWAYS unplug the appliance before resetting the breaker....geez.
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Yea, that is one of the points on this one. I know a few stories about carpenters who popped a breaker while working on a tablesaw. Inevitably, they walk away, flip the breaker, and whooosh! the saw fires, and the wood fires across the room. Windows smashed, walls dented, the good news is that the trick requires the carpenter to be out of the way, so thats one less person likely to get hurt.
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It's an awful sight, and I'm sure the owner is heartbroken. If it's any consolation, however, it may be useful as a cautionary tale for the rest of us to avoid having to learn the hard way. I
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Sorry about that...
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ouch... mineee.... sorry for what happend.
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height limit switches

sorry to see that...lucky that it did not fall off of the lift.

i recommend a infrared height detector that you position to the max height. Then trhough a contactor (relay) shut down power to the pump.
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Don't these things come with magnetic switches like table saws do? What you want is a switch that resets itself to OFF when the power goes off from a popped breaker.
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I feel your pain
saw that happen at a p dealership during a pre de tech inspection. teck drove the car on the lift, owner opened the trunk to get the tech form, left trunk opened, and the car went up into the suspended shop air conditioning unit, crumbling the lid.
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I'm getting the same cringe/feeling one gets when you see someone get hit in the gonads!
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So much for up-liftin der Porsche. Maybe raise the roof? I'd feel real foolish if I had that many expensive toys and they got destroyed for the lack of a cheap safety switch. Sorry.
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Bad surprise for the owner. In addition to earlier posts, I would remind of the following: With asymmetric 2-post lifts (as shown in above picture) it is in general recommended to position cars with the "heavy" side forward to avoid uneven strain on lift and foundation. Unfortunately this is typically the "wrong way" around for our rear engined cars. If the lift is installed properly the relative low weight of a 911 should not pose a big threat, but you better be sure about the weight rating of your lift and know how well the lift is installed and how much load the concrete anchors of your lift can hold.
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actually, doesn't look as bad as the first pics showed..
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When I see this, I picture one guy telling another to let him know when to stop the lift. After the damage, I can see the guy saying, "uhhhh, your good "
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Ok- looking at the last series of pictures, I' m puzzled?

Why couldn't the lift been installed about 2 feet back, so when a car is on the lift it is centered in the area with the most headroom?

Also, don't these units have hi and low limit switches?

The car is not totaled, but it not going to be cheap fix -if done correctly!

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Many low rise lifts don't have limit switches-my garage is a good example. I'm in a steel bldg with over 12 ft in the center but considerably less where the posts are. The posts are only around 8ft tall. The only workable limit switch that would be integral with the lift would be a cable across the tops of the posts, which would unrealistically limit the working height of the lift.

I'm thinking about installing some sort of a safety on a wand, attatched to the building itself.
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