[Noisebridge-discuss] Elevator gate: need steel square tubing

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Mon Sep 14 15:13:59 UTC 2015


On Sunday, September 13, 2015 11:02:01 PM Michael Toren wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 11:50:59AM -0700, Torrie Fischer wrote:
> > Discount Builders would have a selection of steel square tubing to do
> > this, though maybe not at the proper length. The Lowes' on bayshore
> > /might/ have some longer lengths, or more likely a local home depot.
> > Most other local vendors like BayShore Metals are closed today.
> 
> There's also Granite Expo, in Oakland.  They have two locations, only one
> of which sells steel, but both locations are within a couple miles of each
> other.  I've bought a bunch of 20x1" square tubing from them over the
> years.
> 
> ...but, I'm really scared of the idea of putting a cage around the elevator
> lobby on the 3rd floor.  The elevator is very flakey, and if you come up,
> can't get through the cage, and then can't use the elevator to get back
> down, you're really fucked.  That's basically the definition of a fire
> trap. :-/

Thats basically what we've had now for quite some time. We're now looking to 
actually solve it with an rfid token thing. At least theres a buzzer!

> 
> If you can somehow provide access from the elevator lobby to the stairwell,
> that would be completely different.
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