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Old 11-10-2018, 06:16 PM
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I ordered direct from Bendpak and they found an installer for me, SGS services out of Manassas. Small outfit owner and a helper. Since I live in MD, Manassas is about 90 mins away. Bendpak shipped to terminal outside of Baltimore. SGS picked up from freight terminal, delivered, and installed for a really good price. This was the first GP7LC they had installed. But they've done all kinds for over 20 years. Thats what they told me. I was happy with their work.
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Sgs did both of mine. Great guy.
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Quick, tangentially related question:

When I talked with BendPak, they said that they didn't do shims that work on a garage floor built to code (I think it was 5 degrees of slope at code, and they only authorized shims to 3 degrees of slope) in Alexandria. Have any of you run into issues with this on a 2 post? I figure I'm a couple of months away from ordering one for my garage, and figured that since the topic has come up, I might as well see what the crowd thought.
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So is that a 'no' to shims-only, or a 'no' to shimming and then packing with grout?

My carport slab slope is ~1/8 inch per foot so I did not give slope much thought when I purchased my BendPak a while back (it is still not installed).
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So is that a 'no' to shims-only, or a 'no' to shimming and then packing with grout?

My carport slab slope is ~1/8 inch per foot so I did not give slope much thought when I purchased my BendPak a while back (it is still not installed).
Shim and properly grout with the right stuff is SOP. Too much slope can cause issues with the arms dragging on the uphill side and being tall on the downhill side

Bend-pac might be in CYA mode.
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Bend-pac might be in CYA mode.
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The sales rep just refused to talk, and went into full-on prick mode when I asked, and said that the Atlas guys told me it wouldn't be a problem. I dunno. I figured that it wasn't that big of a deal, but who knows? At this point, I'm leaning toward not buying from them just because I don't really want to give them any money after that interaction, so...
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