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    Battery Problems

    I bought a light weight Pride Air 2 recently, it was the cheapest elevating chair that I've found and I like the standard seat. I'm usually only in my electric for 2-3 hours a day. Anyway, I got in...
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. It's always...

    Thanks everyone for the replies. It's always helpful to hear about other peoples experiences, sometimes there are things you can adapt to your situation.



    That is a good price. I was thinking...
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    Thanks for the reply. I use a manual chair...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I use a manual chair around the house and an electric when I'm out running around. I'm retired now so I spend most of the day at home in my manual chair. But none of my...
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    Are you saying compression sock wont reduce the...

    Are you saying compression sock wont reduce the swelling in your feet, only help to keep it from getting worse? Also, that when relaxing in a recliner you should take the socks off?
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    Thanks for the replies. I use both...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I use both manual(around the house) and electric chair. No tilt or leg lift. I have noticed I pee a lot when I'm relaxing in my recliner.

    So it seem that sleeping in...
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    Mike, I take BP (blood pressure) meds because of...

    Mike,
    I take BP (blood pressure) meds because of high blood pressure. They have made my swollen feet worse.

    One more question, can you wear 20-30MMHG sock 24/7, except for showers of course,...
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    Compression socks

    Now that I've started taking BP meds my swollen feet have reached the point of getting my shoes on nearly impossible(I already buy a extra wide shoe that's 1 1/2 sizes bigger than my foot). Been...
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    I cut the end with the clamp off of this...

    I cut the end with the clamp off of this
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BM6BHZW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Then used a couple of different sizes of this...
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    If anyone is interested, my idea of raising my...

    If anyone is interested, my idea of raising my bed height using an inflatable cushion is working quiet nicely.

    I put one of these in between the box spring and mattress', positioned under where I...
  10. Thread: Caster Locks

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    I'll give it a try and see if rotating the...

    I'll give it a try and see if rotating the casters forward helps stability.

    It's funny, for forty years I never even had brakes on my chair. But after a certain age you start looking for every...
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    They don't keep the caster from turning, they...

    They don't keep the caster from turning, they lock the caster in a straight position and keep the front of the chair from moving side to side.
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    Glad to hear the Quickie lock works well for you....

    Glad to hear the Quickie lock works well for you. I saw the Ki lock when I was searching the web. It looks very simular to the Quickie design. I don't think you push it down, looks like a spring...
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    Caster Locks

    I have Quickie GPV, been using a GPV for many years and very happy with it. I've recently started thinking about adding some type of front caster brake/lock for more stability during transfers. ...
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    Thanks but I've got it handled for now and I'm to...

    Thanks but I've got it handled for now and I'm to cheap to spend that kind of money unless it's absolutely necessary. lol

    pfcs49, Just realized I sent the picture of the bed to the wrong person. ...
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    That's funny, I put a cinder block inside my...

    That's funny, I put a cinder block inside my night table because I use it to help me sit up. I have a very firm mattress which helps with rolling back and forth but I can't lay in one spot more that...
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    slow runner, Thanks for the pics, that is a very...

    slow runner, Thanks for the pics, that is a very cool little handle. It's simple and could be very helpful.

    baldfatdad (or should I just call you BFD???), Just to give you an idea of what my...
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    Love to see a picture, I'm always looking for new...

    Love to see a picture, I'm always looking for new ideas.

    I've seen those hand rails that slide between the mattress and box springs, that you can use for transferring. But I have seen any that...
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    Doesn't really have a box springs, it's just a...

    Doesn't really have a box springs, it's just a platform on top of the frame. The head and feet raise up/down, already took the legs off. Anyway been using a cushion on a board the last couple of...
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    baldfatdAD, That's funny, lmao pfcs49, ...

    baldfatdAD, That's funny, lmao

    pfcs49, That's an interesting idea. my frame/box springs is already sitting on the floor so no legs to remove. But might still be possible, though wiring...
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    That's good to hear. Are you quad or para? A...

    That's good to hear. Are you quad or para? A 72yr old quad doing pushups sounds awesome, even a 72yr old para is impressive.

    Tried your cushion on a board idea and really like the results. So...
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    I can see how that would be helpful. The problem...

    I can see how that would be helpful. The problem I see is that it takes me basically three lifts (shoulder compressions) to get on the chair. My bed hand is positioned right next to my thigh, after...
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    They have very inexpensive battery backups (UPS),...

    They have very inexpensive battery backups (UPS), $40.

    My bed has the head and feet incline feature but not height.
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    I've thought about trying something like like. ...

    I've thought about trying something like like. Does the extra height help you get more lift? My problem would be that the hand that is on the bed is basically a fist, can't open it up but still...
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    Thought about it. Would make getting out of bed...

    Thought about it. Would make getting out of bed easier but would make getting in bed more difficult. The bed is actually even with my chair but when I sit on the edge it sinks 2-3 inched. I know...
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    Inflatable cushion

    Because of my injury (C5/6) and age (66) I'm starting to have real problems transferring from the bed to my chair, especially in the morning, I have more strength later in the day. Getting in is...
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