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What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
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an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.

Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?

thanks........

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This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.

What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.

Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?


That about covers the mid-range. You can go 2-3x up, maybe 3/4x down.

They're worth it if they're needed. Reliability is in this case in what
few I've seen/been around (maybe half-dozen(?)) seems reasonably good
but I'd say it definitely is related to initial cost (until you get to
the really high-end models that have a tremendous amount of cosmetics
built into them like the custom matching woodwork, etc., ...

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TroutFisher wrote:
This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.


What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.


Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?


That about covers the mid-range. You can go 2-3x up, maybe 3/4x down.

They're worth it if they're needed. Reliability is in this case in what
few I've seen/been around (maybe half-dozen(?)) seems reasonably good
but I'd say it definitely is related to initial cost (until you get to
the really high-end models that have a tremendous amount of cosmetics
built into them like the custom matching woodwork, etc., ...

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user must be physically and mentall competent enough to use device.

power failures must be prepared for. the person is stuck half way down
now what.

my mom was having major surgery, her surgeon didnt think she should be
using a stairlift. bath was on second floor

i converted the dining room into a bed bathroom with toilet sink and
cheap shower. my mom did well initially but died within 6 months.

i removed the bath stuff and patched the floor. it was a quick dirty
cheap fix for a big problem at the time

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Check ebay for this kind of thing. Old people have them installed and move
on. A $3000 lift might go for $300.


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This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.

What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.

Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?

thanks........



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On Jul 8, 6:05?am, "Art" wrote:
Check ebay for this kind of thing. Old people have them installed and move
on. A $3000 lift might go for $300.

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This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.


What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.


Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?


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might be better to buy used for a local reputable dealer, proper
installation and service is key for such a item.



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On Jul 7, 11:09?am, dpb wrote:
TroutFisher wrote:
This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.
What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.
Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?

That about covers the mid-range. You can go 2-3x up, maybe 3/4x down.

They're worth it if they're needed. Reliability is in this case in what
few I've seen/been around (maybe half-dozen(?)) seems reasonably good
but I'd say it definitely is related to initial cost (until you get to
the really high-end models that have a tremendous amount of cosmetics
built into them like the custom matching woodwork, etc., ...

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user must be physically and mentall competent enough to use device.

power failures must be prepared for. the person is stuck half way down
now what.

....

I'm sure there may be some that have only line power, but all the ones I
have actually seen installed actually operate off battery pack which is
recharged from line for precisely that reason...

The reliability problems of these (that have had problems) have been
mostly things like the interlocks on the guards, limit switch(es)
adjustment, etc., ... Higher end units have had fewer issues
im(somewhat limited)e.

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user must be physically and mentall competent enough to use device.


But remember the liftee doesn't necessarily have to be the operator--in
a live-in care-provider situation, for example.

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We have had 2 for maybe 10 years, battery operated. They have been
used maybe 20 times a day with no issues other than normal batteries
and belts and cleaning the charging contacts. Get a quality unit

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...Get a quality unit


Yep...my recommendation entirely...

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TroutFisher wrote:

This is for anyone who has one or researched installing
one.......Need
feedback.

What is the average cost for a good quality stairlift to be installed
in
an existing home? A simple 9 or 10 feet vertical run, with no turns.
I'm thinking 3 to 5 thousand but I could be way off.

Are they worth the money? Maintenance requirements? Operational
reliability?

thanks........


I'm planning to get myself a trebuchet when i get too old to walk up the
stairs. It's a lot quicker than one of those pesky lifts. Trampoline to
catch me for the descent.
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