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By Sally on 11/27/2006


Has anyone ever installed a firehouse pole or extra long slide from one floor of their house to the next floor below? We're considering either a firehouse pole or an extra long slide, but don't know where to get either. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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By Micah in Norman, OK on 1/16/2007


We haven't done it yet, but we're definitely planning on it. 

The plans currently have a slide running from the second floor down between the north exterior wall and the staircase landing, then turning and running under the stairs down into the basement.

My husband wanted a fire pole as well, but after talking to a fireman friend of ours and finding that many fire houses are now installing stainless steel slides instead because of the number of injuries, I convinced him that maybe that wasn't the safest thing for our future children.

As to where to get one, I just called a number of playground equipment companies/vendors and told them what I wanted.  They all agreed that we'd need a custom slide, made of standard component parts, and gave me estimates ranging from $2500 to $7000 for the parts and installation.

I'd love to hear what you end up doing. 


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By Lori in Reno, NV on 1/19/2007


I would look around for an old firehouse being remodeled. They will most likely be removing the pole and may sell it.

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