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  1. I didn't miss the point, just saying that Salt...

    I didn't miss the point, just saying that Salt Water can do a number on any electronics. Big difference riding in the rain (fresh water) than being exposed to salt water.
  2. Salt water around a powerchair is never a good...

    Salt water around a powerchair is never a good idea, you're really pushing the parameters of intended use.
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    Holding the inner race and spinning the out race...

    Holding the inner race and spinning the out race the bearing should spin freely, should be no resistance. There should be a sleeve between the two bearings, if that's missing, or too short the...
  4. Bearings are sealed, they should be fine.

    Bearings are sealed, they should be fine.
  5. If I had to guess I'd say Europe, that paver...

    If I had to guess I'd say Europe, that paver stagger is common in Germany. Here is typically a half running bond.
  6. Does your Daughter have a spinal cord injury? If...

    Does your Daughter have a spinal cord injury? If so then tilt will probably be a necessity from your discription. Elevation is always nice to have but I don't think all insurances will cover that. ...
  7. Thread: 2 batteries

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    Could be something draining the battery(s). ...

    Could be something draining the battery(s). Might not even be battery related, could be a defective relay or starter.
  8. I think the intent is to make it user friendly...

    I think the intent is to make it user friendly for AB as well as wheelchair users, with aesthetics in mind. Handrails or bumpers would be a "barrier" to the AB's. But agreed, it could be dangerous...
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    Another method that works well is to lean over...

    Another method that works well is to lean over the side of the chair, a minute or so on each side. But you need full arm rests to lean on, otherwise it could be unsafe.
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    I don't do timed weight shifts, but I'm...

    I don't do timed weight shifts, but I'm constantly lifting my butt (on varying sides) momentarily to help relieve my nerve pain. But I primarily use a powerchair which makes that easier.
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    "He said that the plan that we had would not work...

    "He said that the plan that we had would not work and came up with an alternative plan, but he said the new plan doesn't actually follow the rules either. He said that it was OK though because he...
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    If you use a powerchair you could go steeper than...

    If you use a powerchair you could go steeper than the ADA minimum requirement. If you use a manual then longer runs to rise is better.
    It sounds like the building inspector is willing to work...
  13. That's a great resource, thank you for positing...

    That's a great resource, thank you for positing it.
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    In most jurisdictions there's a lot of leeway...

    In most jurisdictions there's a lot of leeway given to residential access situations. That often includes setbacks, ramp rise/run, etc. I would just ask the building inspector, he/she should be...
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    You'd have to remove the spreader bar and use a...

    You'd have to remove the spreader bar and use a shackle to make those connections. Or leave the spreader on and rig up some nylon straps to hang the scale. You probably wouldn't be able to use the...
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    This thread might be helpful:...

    This thread might be helpful: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?264357-Are-there-scales-that-can-be-attached-to-a-overhead-lift&highlight=Digital+scale
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    Might have to remove the wheel to get at it.

    Might have to remove the wheel to get at it.
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    So, the 10 way seat was factory installed? I...

    So, the 10 way seat was factory installed? I agree with your thoughts about the work performed, especially considering the amount of money you paid and the time it took. Did the install include a...
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    I can relate to your experiences getting work...

    I can relate to your experiences getting work done. Doesn't look that bad, you could have a trim piece made of some bent aluminum to give it a more finished look. I would imagine all those lifts...
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    My panel is exactly the same in my shop, I can...

    My panel is exactly the same in my shop, I can easily access the breakers. I was fortunate that the panel was already placed like that when I bought my place. Nice garage, BTW.
  21. I only ask friends to help with stuff that's very...

    I only ask friends to help with stuff that's very quick and simple, and without getting dirty.
  22. I have a younger fellow that comes once a week to...

    I have a younger fellow that comes once a week to cut the grass and do yardwork. After he takes care of that he works on things that I have already made preparations for. He's still going to school...
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    It should have a way to put the chair in...

    It should have a way to put the chair in freewheel mode. There should be a lever, or some type of release device on each motor. That'll at least get the chair out in the open where you can check for...
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    Very sorry to read this. His input will be...

    Very sorry to read this. His input will be missed. May he rest in peace and best wishes to you.
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    All I remember is if I had to use it again that I...

    All I remember is if I had to use it again that I wouldn't plan on doing anything for the day/night. Other than taking care of the business.
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