Archive for the ‘home stair lift’ Category

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.

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.

question: where can i get a stair lift that i can install myself?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

A user on the site asked how they can get a home stair lift that they can install themselves.  There are many ways and places that you can obtain a home stair lift that you can install yourself.  You can get a stair lift online such as this stair lift from amazon or any other chair lift on the internet.  You can buy a stair lift from a local retailer and install it yourself. Often many times these dealers will insist on installing the home stair lift themselves.  Another option is to look on craigslist.org to find someone selling their old stair lift.  In my local area I found 17 different types of stair lifts in every make and model ranging from $300 for an older stair lift to over $2,500 for a newer stair lift in better condition.  There were stair lifts from AmeriGlide, Bruno, Concord, Morning Star, Pinnacle and more.  With enough effort and time spent, you can find the home chair lift for your needs that you can install yourself.

AmeriGlide Stair Lift AC Powered

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The AmeriGlide Stair Lift is a great basic straight rail home stair lift that you can buy and install into your home.  The AmeriGlide AC home stair lift is the best selling stair lift sold by AmeriGlide.  The footrest and back rest are both adjustable to fit any size person making it comfortable for you for all your years of use out of it.  Visit amazon for more info.

Chairlifts for those that are in wheelchairs

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

When people go from using the stairs like a breeze to having difficulty using them when they become elderly or in a wheel chair is a common occurance.  According to a study done by the University of California Disability Statistics Center that more then 60% of the 1.6 million wheel chair users in the United States have a difficult time getting aroudn their home. Many friends and family members will often recommend getting a single story dwelling or moving into a nursing home to solve the problem of getting around the home.  That is not the case.  Installing a home stair lift could be all that they need to get around on their own.

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Comments for a Stannah stair lift

Monday, June 8th, 2009

If you were wondering if a Stannah stair lift is for you listen to these reviews of them.

Stannah stair lifts are the best on the market for curved staircases and he works with all makes and models.


My Stannah stair lift is an absolute gem, I’ve had it installed the last 10yrs and only had a couple minor problem when the joy stick broke. I must also comment how good the engineers are too, mine has a general service annually.  It made a major difference to my Independence and it’s great for sending up the laundry basket.

Home Stair Lift

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

A home stair lift is a device that is used for moving people (typically those that are handicapped or the elderly) up or down stairs in either their home via a home stair lift or other locations.  If the stairs where the stair lift is to be placed are wide enough, a rail is put down over the the top of the stairs with a lift chair built on top of the rail that lift the individual up or down the stairs.

Stair Lifts can be known by one of many names, stair lifts, stair-lifts, chair lifts, stair gliders, platform lifts, home stair lifts, etc.

The introduction of the stair lift occurred nearly 80 years ago in the United States where the stair lift was designed to help move people suffering of polio up and down stairs as they were unable to walk up and down the stairs on their own accord.  Today the primary use of stair lifts are for the elderly and the handicapped.

Each stair lift has a variety of features available to them that can be added on to each installation.  Some of these modernized stair lift features can include upgrades to the stair lift such as adjustable seat height, battery isolation, a folding stair lift step, a speed lift governor, a stair lift seat belt and a soft start/stop.  The soft start and soft end for chair lifts is one of the best new features of chair lifts as it starts the lift of the chair lift slowly and ends slowing, making the starting and stopping of the chair lift ride smoother for the rider.

The speed of a home stair lift is typically quite slow between 13 feet per minute up to one of the fast stair lifts of 30 feet per minute.