As your body ages, walking up and down stairs may become more and more dangerous. Using a stair lift helps preserve your independence and freedom to roam about the house without concern for injuries or having to request assistance. Those with chronic health ailments or temporary medical concerns that inhibit walking will benefit from the mobility the seats provide as well. The seats aren’t only useful for carrying people, but can also transport heavy items, supermarkets and more to keep your hands free to hold the hand railing and climb the staircase.
Lay the stair lift tracks out on the floor with the bottom facing up. Line up the sections of the track which need to join together.
Remove the set screws at the ends of every piece of track using a 4-mm Allen wrench.
Slide the splice bars along the grooves onto the track until half of the bar rests on a single part of track along with the second half rests on another piece of track. Replace the set screws and tighten.
Unscrew the set screws at the top section of the equipment rack. Slide up the rack until it’s 6 inches from the top of the upper track section. Use the brief piece of gear rack provided in the stair lift kit’s tool box to period the teeth at the equipment rack. Then use the 4-mm Allen wrench to secure the gear rack into the track.
Insert the charging wire from one end of the track and feed it through all the way into the opposite end. Where the socket is located the end must exit the end of the track. This must be either bottom or the top of the stairs and along the stairs, and should be from the end of the track.
Connect the spade connector to the end of the metal plug on the inside of the end cap.
Line up the ridge onto the end cap until it will slide no 34, and slip the end cap.
Screw a T-bolt, provided from the stair lift kit, into the track near the end cap. Place the grounding ring terminal on the T-bolt, then screw the nut on and tighten down to the track.
Connect the molex plug at the lower end of the track to the matching transformer plug the transformer into the A/C cord. Plug the A/C cable to the wall. The molex plug is the plastic capped end of the wire that is square in shape.
Collect the track mounts, risers, feet, T-bolts and 5/16-by-3/4-inch cage bolts provided with the stair lift kit. Place the feet at each end of the track mount with the bottom facing away from the bracket. Line up the holes on the mount along with the feet and add a crate bolt from the inside out on every side. Place a nut over each cage bolt to hold them in place. Insert two T-bolts towards the cover of the bracket and set the nuts beneath the bottom to hold them in place. Do not tighten the T-bolts or crate bolts completely yet. Assemble all monitor mounts in this manner and place aside.
Place the track onto the staircase where you’ll install it. Use clamps or weights to hold it in place. Double check that the track would be the correct length and that there’s a clearance large enough for the chair, typically the depth of a single stair and 10 inches. The end cap will probably rest on the landing.
Loosen the nuts on the T-bolts in addition to the track brackets and slip in place along the track. There must be three track mounts for each eight feet of track, and where the tracks were spliced there ought to be a single bracket on the step beneath and one on the step over the splice. Tighten the T-bolts with the wrench all at once, after you have them all installed.
Set the track 3 1/2 inches from the wall.
Use the track brackets to be attached by the track feet to the treads on the stair case. Wood screws into each of the 2 holes, then adjusting the angle of the foot on each track as you work you way up from the bottom of the staircase to the top. Fix the bolt attaching the feet to the bracket allowing the track to touch the nose of the stair treads then tighten set up. Snap the track bracket mounting covers on top of every foot as soon as you’re done.
Lubricate the equipment rack with the lubricant provided in the stair lift kit.
Unbolt the chassis unit and line up the bars protruding out of the section of track underneath with the top end of the track. Lift the unit and slide the splice bars into the track.
Pull the chassis up the track gently to remove the strain off the retaining bolt. Remove the retaining bolt and slide the lid down the track before the gears engage the equipment rack.
Remove the small section of track which was under the chassis from the top end of the staircase.
Attach the spade connector at the top end of the charging wire to the top end cap.
Insert T-bolts on peak of the track and use them to fasten the end cap into the track.
Unscrew the front cover of the lid and put in the fuse for the two spade connectors. Test the chassis to make sure it runs correctly.
Use the torpedo level to adjust the chair’s mounting shaft so it is flat. Tighten the three bolts to at least 18ft around the shaft that is mounting. Lbs torque.
Slide the chair. Test the positions of the chair by moving the chair manage to make sure it locks into every position correctly. Adjust the chair height by loosening the screws onto the chair clamps with Allen wrenches. Tighten them back in place as soon as you have the chair set into the desired height.
Replace the cover onto the chassis.