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Posted: 1/3/2006 3:28:31 AM EDT
Anyone work with or know someone that works with concrete. I need to remove about 3/4" of the front half of my garage floor. We just bought a 15 person van and it JUST clears.

Thanks
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 2:21:43 PM EDT
Best thing you look into is a angle grinder(hand held) with a concrete grinding blade.. And grinde away.May I add the blade runs about 300 bucks, but its cheaper than paying someone else... Just my 2cents worth..
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:05:38 AM EDT
Could you just remove some of the header above the garage door and make a larger door opening?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:44:45 AM EDT
When I was a kid, one of had to get out of my dad's Suburban and get the stick we used to prop up the garage door and get that extra 1-2" of clearance.

He had that fucking truck for 9 years.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:07:03 AM EDT
You could buy a lowering kit for the van. I'm not talking getto low but just an inch or less. If its like most floors it only has 4 inches of concrete. If you remove an inch that leaves you with 3 inches. It could start to crack. Thats almost removing 25% of the floor. I mean it could crack bad. Then comes time to sell the house and you would have to do an overlay. Which will cost you $$$$.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:16:08 AM EDT
St. Paul based gun-guy - nice fellow too!

http://www.thereconstructionist.com

On his website, he has pics of a deer he took with a FAL.

RS
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:02:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brianengy:
You could buy a lowering kit for the van. I'm not talking getto low but just an inch or less off the ground, Yo!



Yeah, get one of those hydrolic systems then your van will be bumpin and rockin, yo!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:14:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bassdeer:
Could you just remove some of the header above the garage door and make a larger door opening?



A friend's garage had an 1.5" rough cut trim board plus another .5" decorative trim under that. Removed the .5" trim board and planed the 1.5" board down to .5" giving another 1.5".
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 7:18:29 PM EDT
If your still looking. My brother is top shit with concrete pours, and repair. And he needs extra work this month!

He is by Forest Lake. If you want me to give you his number. IM me.

He's a good guy. Enjoys his work. Never price gouges.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:39:39 PM EDT
On concrete just so you guys now ..If done PROPERLY its has a weight capacity of 4000 lbs per square inch... losing 1/2 inch is no big deal
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