Ditto. I installed my 240V outlet in the ceiling, then ran the cord up to the outlet. Neat, and no tripping (well, there's still the air hose and 120V extension cord laying around...). Just do it. You'll be happy you put it there.Ceiling for sure. Surface mount EMT if necessary.
Chip: Your garage isn't big enough!Barry,
Power on most lifts goes to the left front post and it’s much safer to have it come down from the ceiling for multiple reasons. In addition to tripping over a ground cord or damaging it you’ll probably want to hose off your garage floor sometime and won’t want electric down there. Everybody has power in their garage ceiling anyway to run the garage door openers. Mine is 110V which works OK but it’s slow. If I was wireing my garage today I’d put in 240V too.
That photo only shows part of the right hand side of my main garage. The left hand side is bigger and I have a separate 4 car garage for the boat BUT.....you are correct. It's not big enough. It's a lost cause though because no matter how much garage space a guy has he will quickly overwhelm it (your wife does the same thing with her bedroom closet) and need to leave his daily driver(s) outside in the elements.Chip: Your garage isn't big enough!
I did both. My power runs down from the ceiling into an outlet box attached to one of the 4 posts. I then plug the lift motor into the outlet on the post. You could unplug it here if you desired. I did it this way so I could plug a 240v arc welder or another tool into the outlet box if required.While I like the idea of using a ceiling outlet to get the cord out of the way, I also like to leave my lift unplugged when not in use. Wall outlet it is.
I did almost the same thing for the exact same reason.I did both. My power runs down from the ceiling into an outlet box attached to one of the 4 posts. I then plug the lift motor into the outlet on the post. You could unplug it here if you desired. I did it this way so I could plug a 240v arc welder or another tool into the outlet box if required.
And that the arms are long enough to reach the lift points. My father in laws lift would not extend long enough on my GT. He never had a problem with any other car.I'm a fan of 2-post lifts, but one thing you MUST check if you get a 2-poster: The clearance of the arms under the car. We all know the GT sits low, so you need arms that have preferably 4" or lower clearance. Some go down to 3-1/2 or a little less. Otherwise, you'll have to position 2x8 boards and drive up on those to get the arms under it.