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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Aug 19, 9:08 PM
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    Ramp for scooter.
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    • 16th Aug 19, 9:08 PM
    Ramp for scooter. 16th Aug 19 at 9:08 PM
    I am just about at the end of my journey to get a mobility scooter.
    Now I need to get a ramp to get the said scooter in & out of my house.
    I have one step to get in & out of my house.
    Can any one offer any help or advice.
    Thanks
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    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 16th Aug 19, 11:26 PM
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    • 16th Aug 19, 11:26 PM
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    • 16th Aug 19, 11:26 PM
    I bought one from these people, for getting my manual wheelchair in and out of the house. VAT exempt and delivered.
    https://www.theramppeople.co.uk
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Aug 19, 7:32 AM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 7:32 AM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 7:32 AM
    I bought one from these people, for getting my manual wheelchair in and out of the house. VAT exempt and delivered.
    https://www.theramppeople.co.uk
    Originally posted by B_G_B
    Thank you 😊
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 18 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • mrcol1000
    • By mrcol1000 17th Aug 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 10:42 AM
    I would make sure that you get the gradient right. Its tempting to save money and go for a shorter but steeper one. However if you get it wrong and its too steep then you may find you damage it or yourself.

    You can work it out here. Just put in the height of the step and the length of ramp you are considering.

    https://www.independent4life.co.uk/ramp-calculator-new/

    They normally say you shouldn't go less than 1:6 but its not always practical.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Aug 19, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th Aug 19, 8:24 PM
    I would make sure that you get the gradient right. Its tempting to save money and go for a shorter but steeper one. However if you get it wrong and its too steep then you may find you damage it or yourself.

    You can work it out here. Just put in the height of the step and the length of ramp you are considering.

    https://www.independent4life.co.uk/ramp-calculator-new/

    They normally say you shouldn't go less than 1:6 but its not always practical.
    Originally posted by mrcol1000
    Thanks a lot for this.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 18 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 18th Aug 19, 10:13 AM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 10:13 AM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 10:13 AM
    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Aug 19, 8:41 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 8:41 PM
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    • 18th Aug 19, 8:41 PM
    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    Thank you
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 18 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Aug 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 20th Aug 19, 1:01 PM
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    • 20th Aug 19, 1:01 PM
    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.
    Originally posted by D_M_E

    Thats exactly what I did a couple of years ago (timber) - cost less than 30

    It is sturdy and will last for years - the downside is the weight - it is considerably heavier than an alloy one !
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Aug 19, 2:50 PM
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    • 20th Aug 19, 2:50 PM
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    • 20th Aug 19, 2:50 PM
    Thats exactly what I did a couple of years ago (timber) - cost less than 30

    It is sturdy and will last for years - the downside is the weight - it is considerably heavier than an alloy one !
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Thank you
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14. MFW. 18 months to mortgage freedom.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
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