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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Hi
I have bought the Sealey TC965 tyre changer.
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The trouble is I didn't know it needed to be fixed to the ground using 4 anchor/bolts through the 4 holes on the base (see the first picture attached). I'm new to DIY and I only have a garden with grassy area yet if I understand correctly I need a thick concrete floor to anchor it to. I sadly have no garage. The only other thing that there is are stone tiles like in the second pic:
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But I'm assuming these are too thin and will split if I try.
What can I do please?
Can somehow isolate a small patch of the grassy area, get rid of the grass till only soil and pour cement or something to make a thick base? I really don't know much about this diy building business either... any help would be appreciated,
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It would definitely have to be bolted down due to the forces involved.

The paving slabs are no good as you mentioned, they are too thin.

Do you not have any concrete anywhere?

If not then you're option is to make a suitable concrete base to fit it to. If you did this though would it not be permanently outside?

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As stated, you need to cast a concrete base to anchor the tyre changer down

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What the others have said is true, but I then have to ask, will it be worth it? as Ktuludays points out, if you pour a base for it, that will mean the base will be outside, as will your tyre changer, which then means you can't use it if its bad weather* so you build a shed with concrete floor - use it in any weather then, but will the cost of what you "save" be more than building a shed with concrete base?

* Yes you could cover it with a tarpaulin but if you forget once.........and even then its not ideal.

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First question, why have you bought it?


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Just an idea.
Concrete base in part of shed floor.
Female threaded anchors in concrete.
Put the tyre remover on or off the base as needed with suitable bolts, run suitable sized allen headed grub screws or similar into holes when not in use.



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Dave54 wrote:
Just an idea.
Concrete base in part of shed floor.
Female threaded anchors in concrete.
Put the tyre remover on or off the base as needed with suitable bolts, run suitable sized allen headed grub screws or similar into holes when not in use.
Op doesn't say he has a shed though. I think his picture was just to show type of paving they have dave54.

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Hi guys
this will be permanently up: http://www.houseoftents.co.uk/Portable-Garage/58315.html
It's for my three motorbikes and all my tools and cabinets so I don't plan to ever take it down. And it is VERY solid indeed. Wind and rain will never be a problem for anything inside.
I live in a rented house so I can't just build a shed sadly.

So how do I make a thick concrete base over either the grass or on top of the paving stones?


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Since I am guessing you don't want this to be a permanent thing as it's rented, I would cut out a nice neat square of turf then dig a hole, line with chippings and pour a small slab. While still a bit soft add the anchors or studding. When you leave it you can either leave the slab or if the owner insists it won't be too much trouble to break it up and put a bit of turf back on.
If the patio flags will lift, you could do the same thing and store the flags to put back later on.


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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.wikiho ... ge%3famp=1

This shows fundamentals. Basically dig hole required, add shuttering and hard-core, add concrete mix.

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IF you haven't bought it yet, those garages are a lot less money from here.


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Wow thanks for all this stuff- but my issue is where can I get all this? I certainly am not gonna buy expensive tools for a one off project like this.

Also arco- I saw those but the guarantees about stability aren't there. the one I see says can withstand winds of up to 10 on the Beaufort Scale which is awesome.


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I have one of those for changing motorcycle tyres. What works for me when I use mine is to use the bead breaker to get the tyre started and then once the rim is clamped onto the top I place a couple of 25kg bags of sand, cement, or anything else heavy and dense, on the bottom to steady it.
I tried changing a car tyre on it once, but it was way too much hard work so won't do it again. For car tyres you would need to bolt it down, but I find a bit of weight on the bottom is OK for bike tyres and worked for the tyres on a garden tractor as well.


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