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How much electricity does a treadmill desk cost?
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I think I read that it is very cheap.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve W. Jul 12, 2014.

Is buying any used treadmill ok for the job?
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I see some are really expensive, over $1000.What if you make one with a $100 used one on craiglist? Has anyone done that successfully?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by stream26 Jan 6.

What does it mean for a treadmill to require a deck adjustment?

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/spo/4237204543.htmlI was looking at this. It also says "The motor shell housing cover is also cracked…Continue

Started Dec 23, 2013

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stream26 replied to Ray Johnson's discussion Is buying any used treadmill ok for the job?
"The price is high in my opinion.  I think it should be priced around $350.  In terms of wear and condition, the things I would look for is wear on the deck which could include rough spots or ridges, wear in the nylon back side of the belt,…"
Jan 6
Rick Boyett replied to Ray Johnson's discussion Is buying any used treadmill ok for the job?
"You most certainly can do this.  I did it myself to get started.  It took a bit of redneck engineering but it worked great until the motor burned out about 6 months later.  However this kind of setup can help you make up your mind…"
Dec 1, 2014
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Is this a good standing desk?

http://www.amazon.com/Ergonomic-Stand-Up-Desk-Workstation/dp/B00HDS6HQ8/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1410394739&sr=8-12&keywords=standing+deskIt's $240.I'm 180cm tall, and was wondering if it would be tall enough, and also have enough space between the upper desk and the keyboard desk.See More
Sep 10, 2014
Steve W. replied to Ray Johnson's discussion How much electricity does a treadmill desk cost?
"If you go to the link shown in work while walking they suggest an AC power meter that you can purchase at places like home depot (doesn't have to be the brand shown).   You can plug that meter in the wall and power your treadmill using…"
Jul 12, 2014
Ron Wiener replied to Ray Johnson's discussion How much electricity does a treadmill desk cost?
"Ray, here's an article that discusses treadmill power consumption as well as tactics for being "greener" as a treadmill desker. http://www.workwhilewalking.com/five-top-tips-for-making-your-walking-desk-more-green"
Jul 3, 2014
D Johnson replied to Ray Johnson's discussion How much electricity does a treadmill desk cost?
"My treadmill is probably a ~15 year old commercial model and at 2mph at 1% incline it pulls 120 watts and and 9% incline it pulls 80 watts. Eight hours operating time would cost me around 10 cents."
Jun 30, 2014
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Jun 25, 2014
Steve W. replied to Ray Johnson's discussion Is buying any used treadmill ok for the job?
"One could try with $100 treadmill and see how it goes. My experience is that the cheaper treadmills are that and typically don't work that well and may be why the person is selling the treadmill. As someone who is heavier I knew that a lighter…"
May 28, 2014
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Is buying any used treadmill ok for the job?

I see some are really expensive, over $1000.What if you make one with a $100 used one on craiglist? Has anyone done that successfully?See More
May 22, 2014
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Dec 23, 2013
Ray Johnson replied to Ray Johnson's discussion How would you build a walking desk out of this treadmill?
"I am not sure. I found it on Craiglist and was wondering if I should buy it."
Dec 23, 2013
Steve W. replied to Ray Johnson's discussion How would you build a walking desk out of this treadmill?
"How wide is this treadmill?  It is isn't too wide (less than 34") you could use the desk that I previously posted a picture of.  This was using a Container Store hardware that is part of their Elfa closet system.   Depending…"
Dec 17, 2013
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Walk Working Status:
Thinking About It
Treadmill:
don't have one yet.
About Me:
I have chronic back pain. Treadmill desk is a must for me and I would like to get help on making one.

It seems pretty overwhelming and even though I've been thinking of having this set up for a year now, still nothing's happening. Somebody help me!

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