Archive for May, 2010

Where can I buy a used Bruno stair lift?

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

There are many places you can find a used Bruno stair lift.  Amazon, Craig’s list, eBay.  You could contact the manufacture to see if they have any refurbished stair lifts that you can buy and install in your home.

With all of the Bruno stair lifts that have been sold over the years, there are bound to be a used one out there that someone is willing to sell you.

Where can I buy a stair lift that I can install myself?

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

There are a various places that you can look for a home stair lift that you can install your self.  Argos has a stair lift that you are able to install yourself because installation is included.  Otherwise you can check for used home stair lifts on various sites around the web such as eBay and Craig’s List. 

Contacting the manufactures or companies that sell home stair lifts may also provide ways to find a stair lift that you can install yourself.

Home Stair Lift not working

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Are you having problems with your stair lift or your home stair lift?  Is it not working?

What is wrong with your home stair lift?  What kind of problems are you having?  have you contacted the manufacture of your stair lift?

Leave a question in the comments and your home stair lift or stair lift questions will get answered.

My Stannah Stair Lift seems fine but will not work.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Going through my operating instructions for a Stannah Stair Lift; the stair lift seems fine but currently does not work.  My first thought is that the battery in the stair lift may have died. Is there a battery for it, if so how do I charge it so the home stair lift can be used again.

Answer:

The home Stannah Stair Lift does not have a battery in it as according to the a Stannah employee engineer as it works on mains power. There could be a power cut or a fuse blown some where in the unit.  You could try checking the mains fuse inside the primary power control box.  This box would be placed on the wall or somewhere else adjacent to the chair install wall control panel.

If the power isn’t the cause try checking the drive belt that runs the home stair lift the full length of the stairs and back.  If the belt is jammed the home stair lift will have to be dismantled to free it up or replace it.  This if this is the case it should be replaced by a Stannah employee or repair tech.

Commercial Straight Stair lift

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

There are laws that in place that regulate that public places must be wheel chair accessible and those with disabilities.  Plans for how these people will get around must be in the blue prints for the construction of new buildings.  If not, these plans wouldn’t get the approval needed to okay construction.

The two simplest ways that plans can handle this condition is to either build the building as a single floor where there is no need for stairs, or to build ramps and elevators to allow changing between floors.

If either of these don’t apply or an older building is being updated to allow for more mobile access by people with wheel chairs or other conditions, the construction company can add in a commercial straight stair lift or some other commercial stair lift.

A commercial straight stair lift is a sliding chair that is added to a straight stair case with a chair or platform that the individual will sit on or stand on, and be moved between floors.  These type of stair lifts can be added any type or size of stair case.

Typically these type of stair lifts don’t have swivel chairs for people to sit on, because those type of stair lifts only can be used by people without wheel chairs.  Because of the common use of wheel chairs and other devices to move people around, most commercial stair lifts involve a platform to move people up and down the stairs.