Stairlifts


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Old 06-26-22, 08:53 AM
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Stairlifts

Not sure if this was the best place to put this thread. Mods, feel free to move.
I'm considering a chairlift to go 12 steps straight up from front hall entrance.
Has anybody had any expeience with chairlifts or might make any suggestions.
This is totally is new to me and I have no idea what to expect.
Is it unreasonable to try and find a used or reburbished unit?
One of my concerns is try and keep it as compact as possible.
Are they easy to remove if need be?
Will the stairway wall need to be broken into or is the track attached to the stairs?
Will they require a seperate circuit? Hardwired or will a typical outlet suffice?
And are they battery back-up?
 
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Old 06-26-22, 11:21 AM
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Old 06-26-22, 03:41 PM
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There are many companies. Not really a DIY job although I have installed a few.
The track mounts with brackets to the stair treads. The walls are untouched.
A receptacle is needed for a charger at one end.

I have the Bruno SR-3000 Elan in my parents home. A five step and approx ten step unit.
I've installed them before so I know how to space them out.
 
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Old 06-26-22, 05:03 PM
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PJ , I would not consider this a DIY project. But I appreciate the feedback. I'm requesting a quote from the brand that you mentioned. The only problem I forsee is an electrical outlet nearby.
 
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Old 06-26-22, 05:08 PM
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Nothing heavy duty.
They have a small battery charger to plug in that keeps the battery in the chair charged.
 
 

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