A kind word

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  1. Old Coastie
    Old Coastie

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    I use an older van that used to be a wheelchair transport. The Braun wheelchair lift lets me get my equipment in and out easily and safely.
    One thing I have dealt with is that the lift is supposed to fold out to use and fold up to store, using an hydraulic actuator. On my van it is missing, so I have been pulling it out and lifting it by hand. Once pulled out, the lift uses another actuator to raise and lower the load. That one works fine.

    I have called company after company to locate a new "fold out" actuator, but nobody seems to know how to get one. In frustration I actually rigged a couple of garage door springs to lighten the weight of the lift.

    Mrs. Coastie tried to push the lift up, asked me how in blazes I'd been doing it and ordered me to find the right part "or else."

    I finally found Cummings Mobility in Albertville, MN. A five minute chat with Mr. Calvin Cummings and he had the part, sent me a picture and we completed the order. It was not cheap, but in line with other similar actuators.

    If you have a Braun lift, I recommend trying these guys out
    (800) 639-5438.
    If not, the takeaway is to persist until you find someone knowledgeable and eager. Be that guy when someone calls you.

    That's all.
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  2. hogjowl
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    Did you act like your wife was disabled in an effort to get a duscount?

    Tell the truth
  3. Old Coastie
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    The only disabilities in this thread are my back and your spelling.
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    I assumed it was a US business
    Thus dUScount
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    Oh, well; that's dufferent.
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    I carefully read your post, alas differ on the takeaway.
    Seems like marrying Ms. Coastie was the real smart move.
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  7. Desk Jockey
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    Stoopit people do stoopit things. :redface:

    I say this as I'm rigging a pump to set up on the roof of a 3-story building we are working a fire loss at. The roof is damaged and at this point condemned from occupancy. Its sagging and a rain storm is coming so Dan volunteered us to figure something out. Everyone else is afraid to go up there.

    Only time will tell if they were the wise ones. :lol: If it caves in on me, it was nice knowing you!

    Well...not really but I have to say something nice if these are my last works. :biggrin:
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  8. Old Coastie
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    In general, a decent woman and uncommonly wise.

    Outside of extremly poor taste in men, of course.
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