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  1. #21
    oh.. and you can see the whole house here if you're interested..

  2. #22
    Hi Beerod-that's a great loft! I like the exposed brick.

  3. #23
    Beerod, that lift has been in my brain for many years. Alas, I am not an engineer and it has never been more than a fuzzy image. It has always seemed ridiculous to me that to access more than one floor in a home you must pay for the complexities of a conventional elevator (and then worry about the dreaded power outage).
    I can imagine your lift tricked out with some metal art, etc.
    Who designed and built it for you?

  4. #24
    Cool place!

    I wonder about heating, wall and attic insullation, etc. I imagine there isn't any.

    In regards to the lift, I wonder if the same principles could be incorporated into an inclined platform stair lift?

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    Senior Member feisty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerod View Post
    oh.. and you can see the whole house here if you're interested..
    your house is perfect.
    An administrator made me remove my signature.

  6. #26
    Hi Brod, could we see a close up of the wheels and the way that they are attached to the track they go up and down on, please? It looks like the track is an I-beam in the video.
    If we ever have a CareCure Cribs contest I am nominating your house as the winner.

  7. #27
    That is the shit! No power necessary? Hot damn!

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    Senior Member Broknwing's Avatar
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    That is AWESOME! and TOTALLY designed by a theatre person! I LOVE that lift! I WANT ONE!!!
    L-1 inc 11/24/03

    "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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  10. #30
    hey skippo.. i'll take a pic and post sometime for you, and number 1.. i designed it.. i've always been a bit of a tinkerer but this was a bit too big for me to build solo so had a local steel fabrication firm make up the components and a handy group of strong friends help with the installation. i love it.. it's been running for around 18 months now and i still appreciate it every day. well worth all of the head scratching.

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