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Who else here likes elevators? « on: November 10, 2019, 03:19:27 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
I am slightly interested in elevators. Who else is? My favorite brands are Westinghouse (any age) especially with the so called "dinner bell", Dover traditional with the rare circular hall lantern (and of course don't forget the bell), and any hydraulic elevators with good sounding motors are up there too.
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 03:26:14 PM » Author: Rommie
I've always liked Paternoster lifts, they're becoming increasingly rare now, as the health & safety lot consider them dangerous  :-\

Here is a video of one  ;D
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 03:33:07 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
I've always liked Paternoster lifts, they're becoming increasingly rare now, as the health & safety lot consider them dangerous  :-\

Here is a video of one  ;D
That doesn't look dangerous at all, especially with the multiple moving cars. I can see regular elevators across the hall from them though.
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 03:35:25 PM » Author: Rommie
That doesn't look dangerous at all, especially with the multiple moving cars. I can see regular elevators across the hall from them though.
Well I don't think they're dangerous either, but the H&S guys have a different opinion  :-\
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 03:43:01 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
Well I don't think they're dangerous either, but the H&S guys have a different opinion  :-\
They shouldn't just use their own opinion to rule. >:(
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 03:52:22 PM » Author: Cole D.
I do somewhat, although as a kid, I was very afraid of them. These days, I usually don't give them much through since I'm rarely in any buildings that have one.
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 04:04:37 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
I do somewhat, although as a kid, I was very afraid of them. These days, I usually don't give them much through since I'm rarely in any buildings that have one.
What is/was your favorite brand/model?
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 04:55:27 PM » Author: Rommie
I do somewhat, although as a kid, I was very afraid of them. These days, I usually don't give them much through since I'm rarely in any buildings that have one.
I get claustrophobic in them and I can't share them with lots of people. I have to wait until there aren't any other people waiting before I can get in, and if anyone tries to get in at another floor I have to get out  :(
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 03:53:41 PM » Author: Ash
I am interested to an extent. I like the ones that have 2 speed motor without VFD
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 06:43:14 AM » Author: Fluorescent05
I am interested to an extent. I like the ones that have 2 speed motor without VFD
By 2 speeds do you mean running speed and leveling speed and are you talking about the display type of VFD?
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 01:51:16 PM » Author: Ash
Run and levelling speeds implemented by 2 windings in the motor, and not by Variable Frequency Drive
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 02:22:46 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
Run and levelling speeds implemented by 2 windings in the motor, and not by Variable Frequency Drive
That's cool that they used to use 2 separate windings in traction elevator motors! I think the hydraulic ones just open the bleeder valve slightly to level after going up and partially close the bleeder valve to level after going down.
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 05:33:16 PM » Author: Lumex120
I don't know how I feel about elevators honestly. They have their ups and their downs.
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019, 05:52:50 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
I don't know how I feel about elevators honestly. They have their ups and their downs.
That remark deserves a Gibbs slap  :D
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Re: Who else here likes elevators? « Reply #14 on: November 12, 2019, 11:21:57 PM » Author: Cole D.
What is/was your favorite brand/model?

I don't know much about them. I know at my college one building has an Otis from 1994 and another building has one but not sure the brand. That one is from 2007. Although a lot of times use stairs since it's quicker than to wait on elevator.
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