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Old 01-15-2012, 10:55 PM
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I know of people who will argue a concrete block is safe if it is turned the right way but while it may be a bit less likely to crumble there is no safe way to use a concrete block. Even with the block resting on a smooth solid surface and a board on top to distribute the weight it's not safe, while that arrangement should theoretically hold several times the weight of the car it would depend entirely on the block's integrity and there is simply no way of knowing if the block is solid or ready to fall apart!
How is it some 30 million 18+ ton mobile homes are sitting on them right now? Almost every one having several blocks stacked to get the right height.

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How is it some 30 million 18+ ton mobile homes are sitting on them right now? Almost every one having several blocks stacked to get the right height.
so what you are saying is....

its ok to use cinder blocks to hold up your car,
as long as its not hurricane season?
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:16 PM
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How is it some 30 million 18+ ton mobile homes are sitting on them right now? Almost every one having several blocks stacked to get the right height.
I have been around mobile homes quite a bit and I have never seen one on a cinder block, they are on screw jacks, about forty four legged screw jacks.

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I have been around mobile homes quite a bit and I have never seen one on a cinder block, they are on screw jacks, about forty four legged screw jacks.

Brian
Possibly in your part of the world, Brian. I have to assure you on the Right Coast, many mobile homes, especially single wides, are often on a stack of concrete blocks - and it scares me every time I see one with that stack about 6-8 or more high - and often leaning like that Italian tower

Just for yuks, here's Michigan's reg: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MD...cs_82312_7.pdf

....and from a mobile home supplies company in Mississippi: "How many concrete blocks do I need to put under my mobile home?
It totally depends on several factors. Really need someone qualified to set a home - first and foremost considering local code. The Fire Marshall in many places is the authority governing requirements for setting mobile homes. Generally setters put a pier pad every 8 to 10 feet. Very broadly, this requires 90 to 210 "eights". An "eight" is an 8" x 8" x 16" concrete block. Factors that affect the result include:

Dimensions of your home
Grade of ground from end-to-end
Thickness and type of pad
Local codes "


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I'll be damned, no around here they are screw jacks.

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I'll be damned, no around here they are screw jacks.

Brian
they use the same thing around here, must be a west coast thing
they also must have a metal strap about 2" wide that goes up and over the frame rails, and is tied in to the concrete footings that the stands are on

I have some I use for light duty stands, they are very handy, with the screw type top
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Here ya go, China is now at the top of the workplace safety list!!

Chinese Stamping Press

This **** is insane!

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:06 PM
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Wow is that dumb, and that's in America! No excuses dude, that is really dumb.

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if the Unions are in control of that Chinese operation??
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Remember the old days of bumper jacks? Talking about accidents looking for a place to happen!!! I was born very poor and apparently not very smart, so when I first got my 36 coupe (1960), I was working on something under the front end, I was laying on my back with a wrench in one hand and steadying the swaying bumper jack which was all the way up. Dumb and indestructible!!!!.

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I'm a bit of a safety freak and about 30 years ago I stopped and yelled at a guy who was working on the starter of his car on the side of the street with just a bumper jack holding the car up by the front bumper. He didn't appreciate my comment and got out from under the car and began to give me a piece of his mind in rather unkind language. While he was stranding there cussing me the car rolled back a bit and fell off the jack. He had very little to say after that but the next time I saw him working under a car he had a big block of firewood holding it up.

That photo of the green truck is a classic and has been around for years.
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nuff said???

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Thanks Northstar T I was hunting for that photo the the other day and it was probably saved on my old laptop when it took the big crash. I'd have to say that company has no known safety officer or safety training.
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