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Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Brampton_Boy, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    So kind of a weird question, but I know alot of you guys are really handy (I'm looking at you WOW) and was hoping to get your opinions on building a stair ramp.

    My parents are getting up there in years, and I recently received news that my elderly aunt will no longer be allowed to live on her own (she is in her 80s). We are considering retrofitting my parents place to allow her to move in with them, but the house is about as far from elderly accessible as you can get. Four floors, sunken living room - there are basically steps everywhere.

    We will probably get a lift for the main stair cases, but I was thinking of building a ramp for some of the smaller ones. I have no idea where to start of what to do - it seems like an easy enough concept, but I am not particularly handy. Does homedepot sell ramp kits? If I decide to hire somebody, what's an appropriate cost?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Snakesolidsnake Purple Belt

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    You'll need a decent amount of room to build a ramp that will be easy for an elderly person to walk/roll up. Most staircases are somewhere around a 30-35 degree angle, think about how far you'll have to move the ramp out to make it a 10 degree rise. I'm not sure how the house is designed, but in most cases there won't be much room to make a safe, low incline ramp.
     
  3. fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    Why not install these around the house. I'm only posting this gif because it cracked me up in P&M YLYL thread, but the suggestion is serious.

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  4. bandicoot Silver Belt

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  5. Brampton_Boy Douchey Mc Douche

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    Hmm, I did not think about this - this basically disqualifies the ramp idea, as the slope of the stairs would be too much for walkers/wheel chairs.

    I am actually at a loss as to what to do. The stairways connecting the main floor levels will have the chair lift, but the smaller ones (the living room and the family room), have like four small steps. Too small for a lift and too steep/not enough space for a ramp.

    I'm probably going to have to call one of those assisted living consultants and have them retrofit the house.... getting old is expensive.
     
  6. Street Level Black Belt

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    Quit being cheap and buy them a stairmaster...
     
  7. gotBooched maximus entertainus

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    hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahh
     
  8. Pointless necro. Ramps are just not that important.
     
  9. A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    OP FEELS NO GUILT ABOUT IT!
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  10. Estemachine Gold Belt

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    First post on a brand new account and you bump a 4 year old thread....

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  11. Beaver Brownlee Cunt punter Banned

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    It's going to depend on if you're going for distance or height.
    Then the speed and weight would be the next consideration for airtime.
     
  12. rj144 Gold Belt

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    Dude this is Jonathon Carter from Infinity Long Term Care Consulting you're addressing.
     
  13. Ice That Jaw Silver Belt

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    Not entirely related but my Pops built me and my brother a 4ft halfpipe when we were kids. We helped of course. Then I found out I couldnt skateboard for shit but I could domsome pretty cool shit on roller blades. Haha

    Good luck.
     
  14. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Or Sir Spammy of Spam as he is also known.
     
  15. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I wonder if the ban hammer hit him hard.
     
  16. genecop Gold Belt

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    Where are you, I would be happy to help...
     
  17. Sharon Peters Sassy Belt

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    Semi-related, my grandfather's best friend died when he was 71 jumping a makeshift kid's ramp on a small bicycle...
     
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    at the top of the ramp dont make it immediatly transition to the porch or whatever. put a flat area on top so when they get up they arent going directly to a new surface and for gods sake connect the ramp somehow so it doesnt slip away.
     

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