08:30AM | 01/28/02
Member Since: 01/27/02
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I am looking for recommendations on comfortable riser height and tread depth for a person who uses a walker. Would it be correct to allow for all 4 legs of the walker to be on the tread plus 10"-12" of standing room? Graphic Standards sizes walkers approximatly at 2'8" wide and 1'2" deep. This would give a tread of 24" - 26".
This is for a private residence in upstate NY, where the clients will eventually be retiring to.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Bilingham


08:38AM | 01/31/02
Member Since: 05/21/01
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In a relatively short time your clients may need a ramp. Your clients may have misgivings about this but it sure beats having to rip out a stair case in two years. Considering a 26" tread and a short riser this is going to be a really long starway anyway.

good luck


10:27PM | 09/28/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
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yeah really. the stair case would probably have to go around the house two or three times. did you consider maybe installing one of those electric chairs?


04:43PM | 11/24/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Elevators are getting more common in residences.


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