Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Stair. By Elise Luthi.
While the maintenance of mobility in the event of a power outage is a huge advantage of a DC stair lift system, that advantage is tempered by the cost of replacing batteries every 12 to 18 months, which can run up to $100 a pop for most stair lift batteries. On the other hand, DC stair lifts make less of a demand on the home electricity system, meaning that electric bills will be somewhat lower for DC powered lifts. The batteries of a DC powered stair lift charge in one of two methods: station charging or the use of a charge strip. With station charging, permanent charging stations are positioned at each end of the rail. Charge strips allow the lift to charge at any point along the track. Today’s rechargeable batteries are reliable and hold a charge better than old models. The typical stair lift battery will stay charged through about 8 trips up and down the track, though it will vary based on how long the staircase is and how heavy the person it is transporting is.
Proper stair design has a maximum rise of eight inches, a minimum run of nine inches and a minimum tread width of 9.25 inches. A safe and properly configured stairway should be at 34 inches wide. As a rule the wider steps are safer then narrow stairs. There needs to be adequate headroom above the set of stairs. The required headroom is at least 6 foot 6 inches. When there is a door at the top of a set of steps, it should open away from the stairs for safety reasons. If a door opens toward the stairs a landing is needed so a person opening the door will not be able to push someone on the stairs.
The best method which works is the rack and pinion method. The drawbacks of the other methods are the one which uses cable is a lot more expensive while the one driven by chain creates sound while pulling the chair. The stair lift rental works with the help of a button. You just need to sit in the chair and press the button and it will take you up the stairs. The stairs are one of the most important parts of any household. It serves as the heart of any house since it connects all its parts and makes it distinguished from other houses. There are different kinds of stairs like spiral, straight or curved but all of these have the same things in common. They have the same purpose and the same stair parts.
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