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My external staircase arrives soon . It’s in sections ( apparently! ) .

Heaviest single component is 95kg .

It will have a lip and rest on the wall to the left ; then lowered down .

Though I have a winch there’s no where to fix it to . I could make a Scaff tower and get an end on there whilst the other rest on the wall . But how do I lower ? What’s the best ( and safest ) way to do this apart from crane hire 🙄

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Tempted to get the American fridge freezer ordered then the crane can do both . Even called ao.com and explained it might be 12 steps to get it down . They said no problem!!! 

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50 minutes ago, pocster said:

But how do I lower ? What’s the best ( and safest ) way to do this apart from crane hire 🙄


Flood the basement until it’s at the level of the lip and float everything on a raft. Then pump out the water and hey presto the equipment is now at lower ground level .... 

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Fill the void with EPS, place steps on top and then pour acetone on EPS to dissolve it and let the steps down that way.

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Thanks for the (expletive deleted) all helpful suggestions 

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37 minutes ago, pocster said:

Thanks for the (expletive deleted) all helpful suggestions 

 

Was going to suggest an airbag but that may actually work so will ignore it.

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Could you make a ramp from timber of scaffold and slide it down, possibly attached to a vehicle  

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1 minute ago, Adam2 said:

Could you make a ramp from timber of scaffold and slide it down, possibly attached to a vehicle  

Can’t get a vehicle in there 😕

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Would a telehandler reach? Could simply strap the parts under the forks and drop in. I know it's more money but far less than a crane.

 

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Or even a genie lift? It's not that heavy

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39 minutes ago, Adam2 said:

Or even a genie lift? It's not that heavy

 

 

You'd need to have a way to get the genie lift into the basement and back out again. The Genie's themselves are 140kg.

 

I used one to lift 150kg stone baths up to the first floor as I wasn't chancing using the temp MDF stairs with two of us on it as well.

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How about this. You'll need an air rifle or large hat pin for the descent.

 

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5 minutes ago, Bitpipe said:

You'd need to have a way to get the genie lift into the basement and back out again

I was thinking to have the genie at the top of the stairwell, raise the genie forks to near the top, attach lifting straps to stair part, raise a little, move it so stair part over stairwell then lower the forks 

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With a few scaffold poles and your winch you should be able to lower it, might take a few big blokes to get it in position tho!.

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16 minutes ago, joe90 said:

might take a few big blokes to get it in position tho!.

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2 hours ago, Conor said:

Would a telehandler reach? Could simply strap the parts under the forks and drop in. I know it's more money but far less than a crane.

 

 

2 hours ago, Adam2 said:

Or even a genie lift? It's not that heavy

 

No access for any lift/fork - that's always been the issue.

 

1 hour ago, joe90 said:

With a few scaffold poles and your winch you should be able to lower it, might take a few big blokes to get it in position tho!.

 

It's difficult to mount it correctly for such a weight. When I build my mini lift ( which I will! ) I'll just load it 20/30kg a time. So nice and relatively light - save me carrying everything down the stairs. All the tile adhesive , blocks, tiles - many ton's worth.

 

 

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How will you even get it to that location if you can't get a genie lift there?

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11 minutes ago, Adam2 said:

How will you even get it to that location if you can't get a genie lift there?

 

1 hour ago, SteamyTea said:

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Currently in his dungeon 🤣

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You can tell the hairdressers have been closed a while 

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@pocster I will pray for you and your stairs. When you achieve this feat, do update us on your success story as I'd love to know what you end up doing. I have a 140kg stone resin bath coming next month and no idea how the builder will get it from the kerbside delivery point to the first floor bathroom.

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Why don't you install an external staircase then just carry the stuff down...

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33 minutes ago, Adsibob said:

@pocster I will pray for you and your stairs. When you achieve this feat, do update us on your success story as I'd love to know what you end up doing. I have a 140kg stone resin bath coming next month and no idea how the builder will get it from the kerbside delivery point to the first floor bathroom.

I installed a 110kg shower tray on my own with a winch . I’ve got big bits - so that helps . Your builder is a pussy so will fail ... 💪💪💪😂😂😂😂😂

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12 minutes ago, Mr Punter said:

Why don't you install an external staircase then just carry the stuff down...

A brilliant plan ! apart from its recursive nature .... 

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5 hours ago, PeterW said:

Flood the basement

 

Aka wait until it rains...

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2 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Aka wait until it rains...

B a s t a r d 

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