Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Elevator Work

Our elevator, which has not been run in over 2 years is in need of a major upgrade. In addition to getting it going again, we're having to make it ADA accessible. This means ripping out the control panel, lowering it to wheelchair height, putting in braille, a handrail, and a phone for if it gets stuck.

In addition, the hydraullic cyllindar is going to be replaced so that should give us another 40 years or so of operation. Before they can do all this, though, they have to test it by putting something like 10,000 pounds in the cab and seeing what it does. So how many of these 500 pound blocks does it take to make 10,000 pounds?

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