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    #31
    Originally posted by beerod View Post
    it's been running for around 18 months now and i still appreciate it every day. well worth all of the head scratching.
    This is really good stuff. Do you have any other ideas in development?

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      #32
      good idea

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        #33
        I fully understand that this thread is 8 years old, but I've only recently discovered this video earlier this year

        Originally posted by beerod View Post
        glad you like it guys!
        Absolutely! Being that the lift was just shy of two years in use at the time you posted in this thread, can you share any updates on the lift, your home and any tidbits of info you could share concerning living with the lift all of this time?

        Originally posted by CowboyCrip View Post
        Cool place!


        In regards to the lift, I wonder if the same principles could be incorporated into an inclined platform stair lift?
        This is what I've been trying to figure out for a while. I think that I have a good idea for how and want to build a scale model for proof of concept.
        Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

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          #34
          I have something similar for a lift on my basement steps based on the counter weight system. Tracks on the wall and the platform goes down the steps. I like beerods system better however as you have the weights, cables and pulleys all visible as he is going up and down. My weight and pulleys are underneath the steps out of sight as I go up and down. I would rather have everything visible as I go up and down. Easier to inspect and keep an eye on cable wear.

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            #35
            I wonder about his counterweighted scheme.
            How would two Crips Get together on the same floor? Can you send it back up and have a second one come down or is it strictly one of the time and always somebody on the lift?
            My dumb waiter is a pain in the ass to crank up or down with nobody in it but that’s what I do when another crip shows up
            69yo male T12 complete since 1995
            NW NJ

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              #36
              Originally posted by kurtsang View Post
              I have something similar for a lift on my basement steps based on the counter weight system. Tracks on the wall and the platform goes down the steps. I like beerods system better however as you have the weights, cables and pulleys all visible as he is going up and down. My weight and pulleys are underneath the steps out of sight as I go up and down. I would rather have everything visible as I go up and down. Easier to inspect and keep an eye on cable wear.
              Do you have any pics or video of your setup you could share?
              Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

              Follow me on instagram: mikeinbmore

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                #37
                Such a sweet design.... I know Beerod hasn't been seen since 2011... would be awesome to see how it all held up and what addon, adjustments, tuneups he had to make.

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                  #38
                  Here are some pictures. Hopefully this gives you some idea of the setup. Tracks on the wall. The platform sits on a frame. The frame has 3 sides and open in the front. The platform is on hinges and folds up so others can go down the steps. The weight is concrete in a well casing approx 250 pounds. 1 cable on each side hooks to the back of the platform and pulls the weight up as I go down the steps. I drop a pin in each side of the track at the bottom of the steps before getting off so the weight does not drop and shoot the platform back up the steps.
                  Last edited by kurtsang; 13 Sep 2018, 6:22 PM.

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                    #39
                    Very Great!
                    Nice engineering. And, just like mine, the 3rd time is the charm.
                    Seems whenever I build something that is big and somewhat complicated, it informs my thinking
                    and demands a re-do to make it even greater.
                    Welcome to my world!
                    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                    NW NJ

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                      #40
                      This is exactly how I envisioned it. Thank you for confirming it to be possible.
                      Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

                      Follow me on instagram: mikeinbmore

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by kurtsang View Post
                        Here are some pictures. Hopefully this gives you some idea of the setup. Tracks on the wall. The platform sits on a frame. The frame has 3 sides and open in the front. The platform is on hinges and folds up so others can go down the steps. The weight is concrete in a well casing approx 250 pounds. 1 cable on each side hooks to the back of the platform and pulls the weight up as I go down the steps. I drop a pin in each side of the track at the bottom of the steps before getting off so the weight does not drop and shoot the platform back up the steps.

                        Are the tracks attached to the studs or is there some other form of support?
                        Do you use the handrails to propel and slow down?
                        Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

                        Follow me on instagram: mikeinbmore

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                          #42
                          The tracks are bolted into the studs. I use the handrails to propel myself up and down. As long as the weight is the same as the weight going down the steps it takes very little effort to propel yourself.
                          Last edited by kurtsang; 15 Sep 2018, 10:08 AM.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by kurtsang View Post
                            The tracks are bolted into the studs. I use the handrails to propel myself up and down. As long as the weight is the same as the weight going down the steps it takes very little effort to propel yourself.
                            I see what you mean. Thanks for the additional pics and explanation.
                            Standing up for our rights, one offender at a time!
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH59mpTo5x8

                            Follow me on instagram: mikeinbmore

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                              #44
                              That is a great solution. Simplicity. That attracts me.
                              This lift is no where near the same scale but is only required to get to deck level but is capable of 1.2 metres travel. The limiting factor is the ram' and rams can be made any length. Same also for the lift frame.
                              This is a now defunct model due to all the hooha and sophisticated requirements of legislation etc.
                              All galvanised 40mm RHS frame. A 4 inch stainless steel ram ( with nylon carrier for the single lip seal).
                              The piston has an effective surface area of 12 square inches. At given water pressure gives plenty of lift capacity.
                              Water powered from the domestic supply it wastes about 6-7 litres for each 3 foot movement' so gives about 125+ movements (ascent / decent) per cubic metre of water, so it's quite economic to use.

                              No electrics or hydraulic pump concerns either. Simple is good and long lasting/low maintenance.
                              Attached Files
                              Last edited by slow_runner; 21 Sep 2018, 8:49 AM.

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                                #45
                                You could probably build a counter weight lift like brod hart's system using this guys garage attic lift if you can figure out how to lock the lift on the tracks. Take out the cable hoist and add weights if you desire to do it that way.

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjlZHgo2w-Q

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