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    Default Platform Level Enough?

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    I've been away for about 14 months due to babies and moving. Getting back to it starting Monday. Good news is the move allowed me to build a garage setup.

    Just finished the platform this week--it's a typical home DIY platform: 8x8 total, 4x8 maple plywood in the center, 2x8 horse stall mats on the outside, top layer sits on two layers of OSB. The garage is sloped and therefore the platform is too. Laid a 4' level on the plywood yesterday and attaching a pic. Is it worth the effort to try and shim this, or is it ok enough for a guy who is not training for competitions?

    The slope is east-to-west. There is no slope front-to-back, so the bar shouldn't roll unless acted on.

    Appreciate anyone's input.

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    Should be okay as long as the slope is 90 degrees to the bar.

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    Your kids have the same lawn mower that my kids have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Should be okay as long as the slope is 90 degrees to the bar.
    Thanks for your response. Yes, it's all evenly uneven. Pressing ahead (pun intended).


    Quote Originally Posted by heinz83 View Post
    Your kids have the same lawn mower that my kids have!
    That's mine, friend.

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    I WISH my foundation was as level as that. That is nothing to even consider being a issue.

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