AnonymousGuestOctober 19, 2015 at 11:05 am
Hi, I just installed a straight Acorn stairlift (8 months old) and the seat-post is extra long. Is removing the post and cutting a section off it an option? If so can you give me tips to do it correctly please?. The other option is a Â£200 plus bill. Also, Why would the lower charging point have been moved to about 5ft up the carriage? Strange!
MemberOctober 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Brooks do three sizes of seat post, if you have the long one fitted then the short version will be 80mm shorter. Â£200 seems excessive, the part is Â£70 and it’s a ten minute job
Has the lift been on a hinged track? that is generally the reason for the high charge point. Again it’s a simple job to alter
MemberOctober 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm
Cutting the post is not an option…. 2 deaths in the last couple of years due to posts failing, pay for a new post….. or contact acorn with the serial number you may even be due a free replacement
AnonymousGuestOctober 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm
Thanks for the replies. It is a single straight rail 4M long with no joins hence my question and surprise when I realised – too late! Ha, amateurs!. I can easy move the contact to the end thanks.
I’m happy to buy a new post and understand the safety implications. Sourcing it might be more tricky. Any ideas? The lift is only 8 months old so doubt it is one of the recalled seat-posts but I’ll check.
Out of interest, Acorn wanted Â£145 for the call out which includes the first hour and Â£56 for the post. So much for a ten minute job but we all have to earn a living.
PS, anyone want to buy a long seat post?
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