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    hanging scale

    I have a surehands lift with a sling and am going to purchase some type of hanging scale. Has anybody with this brand of lift adopted a hanging scale to use with this brand and what were your adaptations needed? which scale did you use?

    At first glance I can see that the 4 points for the sling will have to be joined to a common point for attaching to the scale.

    I plan on doing it from the sitting position off of my exercise table and as soon as my butt clears the table and my weight is on the scale I wouldn't go up any higher, thus keeping it safe.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crags View Post
    I have a surehands lift with a sling and am going to purchase some type of hanging scale. Has anybody with this brand of lift adopted a hanging scale to use with this brand and what were your adaptations needed? which scale did you use?

    At first glance I can see that the 4 points for the sling will have to be joined to a common point for attaching to the scale.

    I plan on doing it from the sitting position off of my exercise table and as soon as my butt clears the table and my weight is on the scale I wouldn't go up any higher, thus keeping it safe.

    Thanks.
    This PDF entitled SureHands Lift and Care Systems gives details about the SureHands weighing scale. See page 55. https://www.surehands.com/assets/pdf...catalog_us.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by crags View Post
    I have a surehands lift with a sling and am going to purchase some type of hanging scale. Has anybody with this brand of lift adopted a hanging scale to use with this brand and what were your adaptations needed? which scale did you use?

    At first glance I can see that the 4 points for the sling will have to be joined to a common point for attaching to the scale.

    I plan on doing it from the sitting position off of my exercise table and as soon as my butt clears the table and my weight is on the scale I wouldn't go up any higher, thus keeping it safe.

    Thanks.
    this is what we use. super accurate. every so often we test it with a 20 lb weight.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...YAX4MHVP&psc=1
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    The scales from the lift companies are very expensive. I would lean toward the one posted by fuentejps if it will fit onto your lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    this is what we use. super accurate. every so often we test it with a 20 lb weight.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...YAX4MHVP&psc=1
    crags, only other thing we did was buy 2threaded clamps like these. this ensures your loops stay put. got them at lowes rated at 500 lbs each. be sure to weigh your sling and subtract it. mine weighs 2lbs even
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    Thanks fuentejps. Do you leave the scale attached permanently?

    Does anybody have an idea as to what the surehands scale cost?

    One could also use locking climbing carabiners, which pop on and off quite easily, but which snap into a locked position as the default.

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    Most of the scales built by the track lift companies run $500+.

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    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crags View Post
    Thanks fuentejps. Do you leave the scale attached permanently?

    Does anybody have an idea as to what the surehands scale cost?

    One could also use locking climbing carabiners, which pop on and off quite easily, but which snap into a locked position as the default.
    no, just on/off on saturday morning.
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    I got my Crane hanging scale the other day. For the first use, I tried to make it as simple as possible and kept my sure hands spreader bar on. I took a climbing carabiner and clipped the shackle attached to the top of the scale to the pivot ring holding the spreader bar on. I then clipped another carabiner into the lower shackle I purchased as recommended. Using the hook, while acceptable for hanging a deer or a hog is not to secure when all four loops are piled up on the hook.

    I took all four corners of the sling and clipped them into the carabiner. It was not too comfortable but I was only hoisted the absolute minimum until my butt was clear of my ADL table and the total time was probably less than one minute. I think if I play with the choice of loops to clip it would be more comfortable.

    I would prefer not to take the spreader bar on and off to get my weight, though it is more comfortable.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find I was about 8 to 10 pounds less than I thought.

    I was a physically fit 165 before my injury, did not pay serious attention to what I was eating and ballooned up to 195, and ever since changing dietary habits have been able to lose close to 40 pounds.

    As a quad, losing weight through exercise is pretty much impossible, it is primarily through caloric reduction and choice of foods.

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    I don't have a lift or medical bed with a scale. Are there any other alternatives for weighing one's self?

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