How to Install a Home Elevator
Ask This Old House Host Kevin O’Connor helps an accessibility contractor install a home elevator for a young man with disabilities.
$25,000 – 35,000
- Pour concrete pad for the base of the elevator.
- Hoist the tower section with a chain pull and level it in place with a level.
- Stabilize the tower by attaching the legs with bolts and washers using a drill/driver.
- Hoist the second section of the tower on top of the first portion with a chain pull.
- The first and second sections of the tower are combined using bolts and washers.
- Fill the reservoir for the hydraulics with transmission fluid.
- Place platform base on top of the legs.
- Secure the platform with bolts and washers using a drill/driver.
- Place the floor on top of the platform and secure it with fasteners.
- Secure 42-inch panels on three sides of the platform.
- Install enclosure around the lift to keep out rain, snow and wind.