MemberFebruary 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm
Good day to you. All advice appreciated. Thank you. I had the above curved stairlift fitted new in 2018. It has not be used for several months except for an occasional maintenance unoccupied journey to the top and back again. I would like to grease the tracks to prevent rust from forming (live close to the sea). I have in the workshop white lithium grease and wonder if this is the preferred choice? I can forsee a time when removing the upper part of the seat would be advantageous to enable larger household furniture to pass. I might remove the seat, the back and the arms to give more room. The gearbox, batteries and motor would stay in place. This is a manually swivelled seat. Any advice much appreciated before I open the chair up to have a look. I would use a Stannah engineer to recommission when and if required at a later date. Thank you.
AnonymousDeleted UserFebruary 26, 2020 at 10:16 pm
the only part you need to possibly lubricate is the rack,and to be honest the chances of that corroding bad enough to cause issues is not that likely! if you really feel like you have to lube it? a very sparce amount of the whit lithium grease will do, remember though that as the lift travels over it it turn black and if it gets on your clothes or the carpet its biatch to clean off! never lubricate the tubes! the rollers are nylon and as their name suggests they like to roll, if you lubricate the tubes the rollers don’t roll they slide and wear flats in them! and that’s an expensive job to replace them
I would suggest leaving it in one piece till the day you need it out the way and then get someone to remove it totally, carriage and chair off the rail, that way you still have use of it and the batteries will remain charged
MemberFebruary 29, 2020 at 7:42 pm
Well said Fredt. the rail is powder coated and is usually pretty resistant to corrosion…… donâ€™t let grease or any other lubricant get near the tubes as there is a rubber covered roller that needs friction with the rail… if it didnâ€™t turn ur stairlift wonâ€™t work properly…….
MemberMarch 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Thank you Fredt and Clive for precious adviceðŸ™‚
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