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    Screw elevator install, build 9 ft ramp.

    Home elevators suck by design. Code limits interior dimensions to 3 x 5 , which is bullshit too small for powered wc.
    They are inherently weak and expensive.
    If i had do-over, I'd build ramp up to second floor. Obviously not 1 inch per 12 rise. Maybe 20ft?

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    Wrap a ramp around the whole thing :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katja View Post
    Wrap a ramp around the whole thing :-)

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    Love your input, but i need to stay with the rectalinear footprint
    A 1:4 rise? Requires 36ft ramp.
    A 1:3 rise? Requires 27ft ramo.
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim C. View Post
    A 1:4 rise? Requires 36ft ramp.
    A 1:3 rise? Requires 27ft ramo.
    Huh?
    Lol, why not just do a 1:1 rise?

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    we installed a ram elevator lift inside our house for me to go to the basement. It was a lot cheaper less red tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    Lol, why not just do a 1:1 rise?
    1:1? Sheesh, it'd take too long to ride it up, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfx View Post
    we installed a ram elevator lift inside our house for me to go to the basement. It was a lot cheaper less red tape.
    What is a Ram elevator?
    Sounds painful...is it worse than my morning Bp?

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    Good ol' Google.
    But I just can't see that wormscrew running a platform up 9ft., or if it could I wouldn't want to be on that wobbly thing.
    The better elevators use a combo mechanical hydraulic design. It's ok, but the doors are typically the weak link.

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    I remember a building that was like this in Blue mountain beach Fla. It was a cylindrical shaped building with a ramp that ran around the outside like in the picture. The name of the place was the "Crazy Clam Cafe" I use to love going there, it was a blast when I left flying down the wrap around ramp after a few beers. Unfortunately the place got taken out by one of the hurricaines, I think it was 2004.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim C. View Post
    Love your input, but i need to stay with the rectalinear footprint
    A 1:4 rise? Requires 36ft ramp.
    A 1:3 rise? Requires 27ft ramo.
    Huh?
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    A mini guggenheim?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
    I remember a building that was like this in Blue mountain beach Fla. It was a cylindrical shaped building with a ramp that ran around the outside like in the picture. The name of the place was the "Crazy Clam Cafe" I use to love going there, it was a blast when I left flying down the wrap around ramp after a few beers. Unfortunately the place got taken out by one of the hurricaines, I think it was 2004.
    No Curtis,
    Not trying to replicate the Guggenheim in a residence, but would happily accept the assistance of Frank L. Wright.
    But maybe a 9 ft ramp from front to back of home?

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