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    My first reading of this thread was tonight. I...

    My first reading of this thread was tonight.
    I had frame break on a powerchair and got same response that 'Lifetime Warranty' on frame was 5 years. Insurance followed suit, lifetime of chair was 5...
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    Not replace any yet. Thought see about new...

    Not replace any yet. Thought see about new chairs, been 8 years. Funny called couple places closer to our current home and both said they did not deal with Medicare for powerchairs any longer. Found...
  3. Mama and I have bought several of the $1 ponchos...

    Mama and I have bought several of the $1 ponchos from Dollar store. They cover my lap and joystick. Usually just throw away afterwards cause never been able to get folded back down to fit in baggie....
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    Thanks, I didn't think about checking Walmart...

    Thanks, I didn't think about checking Walmart website for them. I checked at the store here in town but they didn't have ones needed.
    Just curious if batteries came from Walmart or a third party?...
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    "Thanks!" Will check on those both. Seems things...

    "Thanks!" Will check on those both.
    Seems things comes in 3's. We don't go much anymore but both main chairs batteries run down quickly even with once a week weather permitting running then good...
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    Replacement batteries?

    Battery replace time:banghead: !
    I need Group U1s, 22NF and 24's.
    Any recommendations for reliable online purchases ya'll have experience with in recent time frame?
    Hope OK to post here, if not...
  7. Over the years I have had 2 Bounders through...

    Over the years I have had 2 Bounders through Medicare. However the last one was in 2007 or 08. The one before that had electronic problem that my DME said due to age plus be cheaper go for new chair...
  8. Just a opinion but you may have problems with...

    Just a opinion but you may have problems with seating down the road.
    With tilt there may be a problem lifting it to help with you seat to floor height. Sorry, I'm not aware of how the base and...
  9. Just IMHO the trend of nation wide DME's buying...

    Just IMHO the trend of nation wide DME's buying up local DME's is not in end users best interest, only in curbing the market and more profit for national DME.
    With that said, my wife and I attempted...
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    When we had independent DME they would remind us...

    When we had independent DME they would remind us at 5 year period. However I've had one as long as 12 years without problem and waited til needed a new one.
    Now the company bought old shop just sat...
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    IMHO: look at what is mostly used in your area....

    IMHO: look at what is mostly used in your area. When we lived in the city the normal powerchair was Group 3, mostly partial to complete rehab powerchairs. These were hard to narrow down because use...
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    That's a good idea on making raised concrete base...

    That's a good idea on making raised concrete base to match the toilet contour. Only ones I've seen in past was a big square raised pad that could cause problems with access not only for wheels but...
  13. Thread: new chair ?

    by MikeP2013
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    I forgot one very important thing! Once the order...

    I forgot one very important thing! Once the order has been wrote up, spec out for the DME's quote make sure you have eyes on the complete spec out order. My 18" seat width and 16" seat back had just...
  14. Thread: new chair ?

    by MikeP2013
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    IMHO: No matter what you decide: first measure...

    IMHO: No matter what you decide:
    first measure your current chair. If it fits well then measurements of it would be handy compare to any done later.
    second measure yourself, even if current chair...
  15. May not be of help but I found this place with...

    May not be of help but I found this place with best prices, but looks like only handle Braun and Ricon lifts.
    They had best price for my pendant for Ricon and suppose be here today.
    Thay also sell...
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    Kinda looks like a take on a dog's nail...

    Kinda looks like a take on a dog's nail clipper/grinder:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dv1L310xnw

    My podertist office they use what to me looks like dremel tool with vacuum to buff toenails...
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    Is that a Ricon Lift? Mine is a Ricon KlearVue...

    Is that a Ricon Lift?
    Mine is a Ricon KlearVue Model K2010. Limit switches are under the motor/hydraulic box cover. Well the two setscrews I know about and you helped me adjust lift before using...
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    I didn't get to call about pendant I found today,...

    I didn't get to call about pendant I found today, been a bad day all the way round. Fri not looking good either, but did get a doctor appointment in morning.

    That style pendant might work better...
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    Thanks, may have to get that one. Found a new...

    Thanks, may have to get that one.
    Found a new one online bus parts place but to late to call this evening. It's cost is listed at just over $150. Will check with them in morning and see about it.
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    August West, My fingers don't work well enough....

    August West, My fingers don't work well enough. But, yes neighbor checked battery before, after driving and he was able to change bottom to top switches.

    Rustyjames, No those don't look the same....
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    Battery found to be OK. The Down switch will...

    Battery found to be OK.
    The Down switch will Deploy lift.
    Anyone know of a reliable and hopefully reasonable priced place to find a new control Pendant. It's 9 pin plug.
    I really would like new...
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    Don't know if you have other chairs but I use...

    Don't know if you have other chairs but I use same charger from Quantum on Permobil, AmySystem and Bounder. As long as plugs same I was told it was OK. Been doing this for years as well as using old...
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    "Thank ya'll!" Hoping easy fix like last time. ...

    "Thank ya'll!" Hoping easy fix like last time.
    If it's a Limit Switch in lift arm, know neighbor won't attempt that since no place we could support weight of lift if have take those apart.
    Guess...
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    Ricon KlearVue Lift problem, again.

    Hi, I was hoping to get some assistance with my lift, again.
    I posted last fall about my lift would Deploy but would not lower. August West gave gave info and advice on setting limit switches and...
  25. Like KDL and gjnl you might look at shirts they...

    Like KDL and gjnl you might look at shirts they posted Duluth Trading Company and Dickies. Around here any ranch/fram stores like Tractor Supply and my favorite Atwoods have work shirts that are very...
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