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08-07-2011, 05:47 PM
We are purchasing a home with a narrow (27") staircase with a 90 degree turn. I want to install a vertical lift elevator from the base floor to the second floor. I have 110V available at the location.
I was forwarded a picture of one that uses garage door rails as guides and it looked like a power winch that lifted it. I don't know its load, however.
Please help with any ideas.
08-10-2011, 02:57 AM
Talking to the guy who is the lmh-arjohuntleigh dealer our area he mentioned they do a lot of in home elevators too. Might try Linda's ealier link and ask for an elevator expert to come and see what they carry and can do for you.
08-11-2011, 10:19 AM
That might be my elevator you're talking about. If you can afford it a commercial elevator is the way to go. I couldn't so I learned to weld and made my own. If you're handy you could make something depending on how far it needs to go up and down.
08-16-2011, 01:49 AM
Hello Jgrden. If you could look at a porch lift like Trus T Lift produces , you could purchase most of the materials needed at Mcmaster Carr at a big savings. It's a pretty simple setup. A screw and nut are used in place of cable and hoist. Where I worked we built many small elevators using this method.