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Aug
27

Elevator Code A17.wtf

Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. For the last week I’ve been in Alabama at a hotel that doesn’t have wifi. Yes, they do still exist.

Anyway, as an inspector sometimes you have to write up code violations that kind of make you look stupid when explaining them to the building owner. Here’s one of my more recent inspection items on a dumbwaiter that that received a “seriously?” look.

No Riders sign in DumbwaiterA17.3 2005 6.2.9.3 “No Riders” Signs. A sign stating “NO RIDERS” shall be located in the car in letters not less than 0.5 in. (13 mm) high. Don’t get me wrong, I think this is fairly acceptable for a dumbwaiter large enough for someone to actually fit in, but here?? We ended up finding some stickers to form out the words NO RIDERS but telling the owner that he wouldn’t get his certificate because his mailbox-sized dumbwaiter didn’t say you couldn’t use it as a passenger elevator… well I couldn’t say it straight-faced.

Also, here’s a little adaptive quotation, elevator graffiti action from the art students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Elevator Graffiti

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