[Noisebridge-discuss] Elevator repair

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Mon Jan 31 16:24:10 PST 2011


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
> My understanding is that if an elevator repair person were brought in to
> fix the elevator, then it would lose whatever grandfathered status it
> has and city code would require vastly more upgrades to it than the
> landlords are interested in paying for.  Which is why we've been hacking
> it in various ways since we moved in.  I don't remember where this
> understanding came from though, so it could be wrong.

When I talked to the city about it, they said repair is fine as long
as it doesn't cause the elevator to diverge from the plans approved by
the city:

  https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/SCADA#City_of_SF_Requirements

> I'll return to thinking about other options.  It would be simple to run
> another button that maybe just makes a Different buzz upstairs, and
> turns on a light saying "Elevator Help Please" or some such.  I actually
> like that better than the walky-talky idea anyway.


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