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Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hi there. Just bought my fist home and I need some advise. Since the gas water heater and furnace are in the back of the garage, there needs to be a barrier of some kind in front of the units to prevent you from smashing into them with your car. Are there any requirements for these bumpers/posts, or can I just get a post and boltit to the floor? Anyone know where to pick these up? I checked at my local shops, but nothing. Thanks.

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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Ayuh,.....

How about something lke This,........




Google up Plastic Parking Curb.....

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Old 01-14-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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also hang the rubber ball to touch the windsheild
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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Ayuh,.....

How about something lke This,........




Google up Plastic Parking Curb.....
Not sure if that would be up to code. I was thinking something more like...

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Ayuh,......

I've personally Never seen or heard of a "Code" for a Parking Marker.......

The Rail you pictured would probably have to be Fabbed Up by a Weldng Shop,.......
And,.......
The Draw-back that I'm trying to steer you around is,.........
That Big hunk of Steel will cause Damage to your vechicle,+ if hit hard enough, will probably Destroy your furnace,+ waterheater.......

The Simplest possible Fix is stated by Comp,.......
Just hang a tennisball from the ceiling so it contacts the glass Right where you need to Stop......
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tennis ball & be sure your home owners insurance is paid up.
or
bollards... 4" diameter steel pipe, concrete saw, post hole digger
cut concrete floor about 1' square..remove concrete..dig hole 3'to4' deep...
set pipe in hole...back fill hole with concrete...fill pipe with concrete..clean up the mess...paint bollard with saftey yellow...

you can get the pipe at local steel suppliers. Please do not cut down a lighting pole for this.

be sure your auto and HO insurance is paid up.

good luck.
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How far back are the units? I could see if your Garage is only 8' deep, but most with Air handlers & Water Heaters are at least 14-16' deep. If the driver does not know how to judge distance, keep some bags of topsoil or sand stacked in front of the units.

My garage is at least 12' deep, and is a older Shed style un-attached. I keep a ladder hanging about 4' from the wall on the rafters, that the antenna on the Trailblazer hits, that gives you a reference that if you go too far.

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