MemberApril 14, 2020 at 2:27 pm
My aunt was gifted a Bruno SRE2010. She doesn’t have the money to pay to have it installed, so was going to give it away. So I’m trying to see how difficult this truly is to install. Perhaps bounce a few questions off some of you all. So I guess the 2 real questions to start are…. Can this thing be installed by someone not professionally trained? And are you willing to help me with some questions?
AnonymousDeleted UserApril 14, 2020 at 10:27 pm
No and no
Weigh it in and save yourself a lot of hassle
the Bruno is an American lift made for the larger user!
I’ve installed several and still used the install manual every time I installed one they are not a diy install lift if you have no experience of stair lifts
MemberApril 15, 2020 at 5:08 pm
Thanks for the response. I didn’t realize the Bruno was considered for the “larger user”. My aunt certainly won’t be hitting any weight limits, that’s for sure. I was aware it’s American, (As am I). It’s made in Wisconsin. But, it is what she was given, so it’s what we have to work with. And I’d prefer a proper technician install it, but that’s not going to happen. They don’t have the money to get it professionally installed. I do have a background in electrical engineering and manufacturing, and am pretty handy in general. And maybe that last part is giving me too much confidence. I just hate to walk way from this, when I know I’m likely the best chance this thing gets installed.
MemberApril 16, 2020 at 9:35 am
I think fredt is just trying to protect you from some very common mishaps that can occur when installing a Bruno.
They are excellent lifts, the Elan is the standard weight lift whilst the Elite is rated up to 190Kg.
I suggest you let us know the area where your aunt lives and maybe they can PM you with a quote for installing it properly, if you mess up loading the lift onto the track it will probably cost more than their install charge and you’ll have peace of mind that the lift is installed, levelled, handed and safe for her to use.
MemberApril 18, 2020 at 12:10 am
I very much understand Fred’s concerns. And I share many of them myself. I’m more than willing to admit that I’m stretching my limits here. There’s a world of difference between doing this safely and simply doing it. That’s why I’m here. If you know of someone in the Maine area of the USA that can do this cheaply, great. Please point me in the direction of that option. I really do not want to do this. I have enough projects. But they have no money, And I truly mean that. So here I am.
Having said that, I do actually have a few questions. You guys can chose to answer, or not, as you feel comfortable.
1. You guys say this is difficult for someone untrained. I agree. What’s the mistake I’m going to make? Whats the most common thing to trip me up?
2. Cutting the track…. I got involved because it was too long and they were going to give it away. So I’m sure I can pull the end cap, cut the extrusion and rack to length and reattach the end cap. What do you suggest? I can certainly attempt it on site with a chop saw and decent blade. I also believe I have the ability to have a company with proper milling equipment cut it down. It’s just 4+ hours of driving on my part. So not the perfect option.
Look, I know this is far from ideal. I wish my aunt could pay to get this installed. I wish her kids stepped up to the plate and got involved. But she had a stroke a few years ago now, and has been sleeping on a couch because she cant get to get bedroom since. So I’m just trying to help.
MemberJune 7, 2020 at 1:42 am
No advice? I realize that you think a professional should do this. Are any of you willing to? Or can you point me to someone who will? There’s no money to hire a professional. Hell, they rely on family for food. Jesus, you guys host a site about installing lifts, but won’t help someone who could really use it?
AnonymousDeleted UserJune 7, 2020 at 1:59 pm
I have an install manual but it’s in paper form and would take for ever to scan and upload, you can get it in electoinic form off ebay 😉 the main issue is installing it safely so no one especially the user gets hurt! and trying to explain how to dismantle, adjust to required size and then install correctly via this medium from over 2000 miles away is difficult! I still end up driving to site after spending an hour+ on the phone to guys after trying explain how to do something and these guys are paided a lot more that me and work on stuff a lot more complicated!
one slip and you could lose a finger, or damage the lift, as you can appreciate these products are not cheap and they dont like being messed with
so tell us about the condition of this lift? rail in one peice? legs still on it? charge points and stops still mounted? chair and carriage still in one peice? on or off the rail? charger still connected? what side of the stairs did it come off of and what side is it going on to?
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