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Installation of an elevator in a private house

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A private house, which is why it is private, is that the landlord in it decides most of the main issues himself. I made a decision - I need an elevator in the house, which means installation of the elevator is just around the corner.

Motivating reasons

The presence of elderly and disabled people living in a private house is a very good reason for installing an elevator. The desire to make the lives of such people more comfortable is very valuable and to satisfy him with the purchase of an elevator is quite possible.
Frequent and quick movement of people and goods on floors of a multi-storey building, even easier for all residents living under this roof.
And finally, pathos, a country house with a claim to luxury can greatly benefit from the installation of a modern elevator, with a stylish panoramic cabin in combination with other design refinements that make it individual.

Types of elevators

The next step in installing the elevator is to decide on the principle design of the future lift. In low-rise construction, three types of elevators are common:

  • electric;
  • hydraulic;
  • pneumatic.

Electric lift

This type of elevator does not differ in principle from conventional elevators. The electric motor rotates the shaft through the gearbox or without it, raising and lowering the cab. At low elevation heights, all its advantages are lost, but the disadvantages remain: increased noise, design complexity for installation and maintenance. High energy consumption (the engine runs both on the descent and on the rise) increases costs and reduces the interest of users in their acquisition.

Hydraulic lift

The hydraulic elevator car is raised by the piston under the pressure of the hydraulic oil, and lowered when it goes through the valves into the tank of the system. For three floors, hydraulics ensure smooth running, noiselessness, and safety. The power consumption is also less, the lifting speed is less than 1 m / min and is easily adjustable, and the load capacity is at the request of the consumer. In general, the project of a hydraulic elevator is more economical, easier to install and maintain in a low-rise building than an electric one.

Pneumatic lift

Its principle of operation is similar to pneumatic mail, where the capsule moves in the pipeline (shaft) by the pressure difference above and below. Of course, the cabin is provided with the necessary security systems, ventilation, control. At elevations of not more than 12 meters, such elevators provide characteristics similar to hydraulic lifts. However, compactness, ease of maintenance and installation, together with a diverse design make pneumatic elevators the most preferred.

Key elevator features important to the homeowner:

  • carrying capacity, whether it is necessary to lift loads with people or only people;
  • the brand, only the tastes of the residents can decide on the design;
  • The price is largely determined by the brand of the manufacturer and the budget of the homeowner.

Elevator installation

If the decision to install the elevator was made during the design of the construction, its installation will not be difficult. In the case of installation in an already built house, this can lead to serious changes either inside the building or outside. In any case, installing the elevator by yourself is not possible; such work is complicated and dangerous. This device will require a permit for use and reliable service after installation.

The most correct, after determining the main characteristics and deciding on the installation of the elevator, is to choose a reliable elevator company and solve all issues with it from the project to operation. It will be easier and cheaper.