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Thread: Could an electric winch like this one be a good answer for getting on and off floor?

  1. #11
    I bought a second one of these just for getting off the floor:
    Watch craigslist everyday for a bargain price. I got a second one for two hundred and a third broken one free. The broken one is best because I've reworked it to operate off my wheelchair add on battery. It can never would be used in the tub again though as the current is too dangerously high.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

  2. #12
    That looks like it might help. I wish I knew how to make things, look at this video: It seems to use pistons to lift your weight. I imagine knowing how to make something like that would be very useful.

  3. #13
    Not sure what exactly you need it to do, but what about this...

  4. #14
    The link said not found. I want something to help me on and off the floor.

  5. #15
    We used the 110V 400 lb hoist and power trolley from Harbor Freight to move my wife between chair and bed. Mounted an Ibeam just under the ceiling to hang them from; used the spreader bar & sling from a Hoyer lift. Looked awful, worked well. Only do something like that if you can be 100% confident of your construction - it might kill if it fell on you; it's bloody heavy. But like another poster said, it will help you only when you happen to fall near it.

  6. #16
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    What is wrong with using the Hoyer lift, if you have some assistance nearby. Does it nave to be a powered thing? searching out on on eBay or Craigslist should not be all that difficult. Engine hoists are heavy, awkward, and have sharp edges, and while easily stored in a garage, no so easy in your house but are the same basic principal as a Hoyer lift. Not knowing your weight, make suggesting something difficult. Manual operated hydraulic Hoyer lifts can be found for $100 +/- used.

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