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How do you have the unit mounted?
Did you bolt it to the garage floor, or did you build some sort of stand?
If you built a stand, details and pictures would be much appreciated.


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there are a few videos on you tube where they have it mounted to the garage floor with anchors, another with it mounted to the basement wood floor. i saw a video where the guy had it freestanding and just extended the legs so he could stand on them for leverage. i think i will rig my changer up to the pole mounted in front of my water heater in the garage to avoid additional anchors in the concrete. plus drilling in concrete is a pain in the ass.

another option i thought of was to mount it to a subfloor structure with locking casters that would be large enough to stand on while using it.

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I have a 4'x4'x3/4" piece of plywood that I have placed bolts in to mount the stand to. The weight of the plywood with me standing on it seems to do the trick if you don't want a permanent mount. The wood leans against the wall and the stand goes in the corner for storage.
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