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Old 02-11-2020, 12:36 PM
doreen is offline
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Originally Posted by Daylate View Post
Not so. The arms and the seat of the chair fold up so that most of the remaining stair is available for manual transportation while the chair is not actually being used. Pretty slick. I'll admit that the lift is not the fastest thing in the world, but my knees don't care a bit about the slow speed.

I think that’s going to depend a lot on the specifics of the chair rail and the steps. My parents had a stairlift installed to their second-floor apartment after my father had a couple of strokes resulting in paralysis. That chair and rail took up enough of the narrow stairway that I didn’t feel entirely safe getting past it to go up or down the stairs when I was in my thirties - and there wasn’t a doorway at the top of the steps , as is common with basement steps.

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