I am moving within my city (San Antonio, TX) to another house, with a 2-car garage. We are moving in order to have better space for my beloved press. However, all garages have thinner slabs than houses, the engineer caller it a “glorified sidewalk”. The area is known to have a lot of shifting and contracting soil. Houses are regularly “jacked up” as I put it (re-leveled with jacks, foundations fixed every few years… The adjoining house has not needed its foundation repaired in 65 years, so that is good, but the garage has a 3 degree tilt to one side, not as great.)
I know I will have to stay on top of keeping this press level. I have read that some people with other (smaller) presses have been able to use leveling feet. Does anyone know if that is possible for a Uni III? It is a much bigger machine, and mine has a power carriage and adjustable bed, so weighs in at 2500#, which that makes me a little curious/concerned. People who know nothing about presses (local friends) suggested I look into car mechanic equipment–wondering if any has tried that road. The engineer who looked at the house suggested I have an 8″ platform built for it, the type made for equipment one wishes to raise above the floor to keep it dry. That may be something I want to do no matter what (because I am into prevention in general). I am hoping that maybe someone out there has some ideas.
I look forward to your suggestions.