Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp
#17
  Re: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by JSpill (Although I don't use...)
Lots of good ideas here:
http://www.klownwerkz.com/ramp/

good luck
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#18
  Re: RE: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by rlnguy (Lots of good ideas h...)
rlnguyLots of good ideas here:
http://www.klownwerkz.com/ramp/

good luck

 Just scanning the link above, how would 2" steps work ?   If so, I think it may be safer than a ramp since you barely get any snow in Buffalo Dodgy ,less chance of a slip having a level surface rather than a slope.  Roly
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#19
  Re: RE: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by Roly (rlnguyLots of good i...)
(06-25-2018, 05:42 PM)Roly Wrote: rlnguyLots of good ideas here:
http://www.klownwerkz.com/ramp/

good luck

 Just scanning the link above, how would 2" steps work ?   If so, I think it may be safer than a ramp since you barely get any snow in Buffalo Dodgy ,less chance of a slip having a level surface rather than a slope.  Roly

Long tread, low riser stairs.  That could be a real solution, and better than a steep ramp for a walker or cane.  Could also turn 90 degrees easily with a landing of sorts.

http://www.klownwerkz.com/ramp/StepsPage.html
Tom

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#20
  Re: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by JSpill (Although I don't use...)
We put in the ninety degree turn and glad I did.  Wife put a planter in the corner of that platform.  Funny, before we moved the ramp, and still had both a ramp, and stairs... ninety percent of the folks chose to walk up that ramp, so we moved it over the stairs.  Big Grin
Jim in Okie
You can tell a lot about the character of a man -
By the way he treats those who can do nothing for him.
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#21
  Re: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by JSpill (Although I don't use...)
I've built two for parents and in-laws a while back at the 1:12 slope ratio, and both from a 24" height so on one I had two 90 deg turns, and one on the other (both required by design constraints of existing walkways, etc.). I'd second the suggestion of a 90 deg turn, and even go a little bit less steep than the 1:12 ratio, as having pushed non-motorized wheelchairs up the ramps, it was ok, but if you've got the room for a few more feet of ramp, it's worth it. Funny, although both ramp recipients have passed, the ramps are still there and being used.
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#22
  Re: Mobility issues -- need wheelchair ramp by JSpill (Although I don't use...)
I went ahead and ordered a ramp from a local company that installs stairlifts, ramps and other handicapped accessible items for businesses and homeowners. The owner of the company told me that the ADA originally required a 1:8 angle ratio. Later that was changed to 1:12 which it presently is. The ramp is manufactured by PrairieView in Wisconsin. I ordered an 8' ramp that can be added onto later if I need a shallower angle. It will have two handrails. The ramp with handrails was less expensive than having two handrails added to the two step entrance to my house. Thank you for all the comments made to my post.
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