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Old 04-28-2019, 07:41 AM   #1
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I did my first commercial reno job last year that included a new elevator. They cut out walls and ceilings, etc. It was a learning experience.

The biggest thing I learned is that detailed drawings are essential. A site visit pre-job with the installer is also a good idea. I also learned that elevator installers are scared chitless of elevator inspectors and those guys are really weird.

I must have tricked somebody into thinking I know what I’m doing because I have been asked to look at another one. Does anybody have tips and tricks on bidding and doing these jobs? I did okay on the first one only because change orders saved my ass.
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MI cable to feed the elevator room disconnect ( 2hr fire rating)
Sump pump receptacle, light and switch in the pit
Smoke detector top of shaft, smoke detector in front of elevator doors on each floor
No electrical other than pit wiring allowed in the shaft

elevator guys do everything else
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Sorry my reply was based on USA requirements
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I must have tricked somebody into thinking I know what I’m doing because I have been asked to look at another one.
If we ever get spring weather... my across the alley neighbour lives in the alley on nice days and even not so nice days. He waits to trap me in a a 2 hour conversation about anything. Neither of us has any friends but he usually hits me up when I'm leaving not at a better time when coming home.

Anyway he is/was an elevator or as he calls it a people moving inspector. Semi retired he still does some work. Usually code stuff. He's contributed to the elevator section of CEC and probably over the years wrote the elevator code (I don't know that).

Very smart man. He would talk your ear off. I'll see if he has any tips.
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If we ever get spring weather... my across the alley neighbour lives in the alley on nice days and even not so nice days. He waits to trap me in a a 2 hour conversation about anything. Neither of us has any friends but he usually hits me up when I'm leaving not at a better time when coming home.

Anyway he is/was an elevator or as he calls it a people moving inspector. Semi retired he still does some work. Usually code stuff. He's contributed to the elevator section of CEC and probably over the years wrote the elevator code (I don't know that).

Very smart man. He would talk your ear off. I'll see if he has any tips.
Tomorrow morning ambush him into a two hour conversation on elevator installation.
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If we ever get spring weather... my across the alley neighbour lives in the alley on nice days and even not so nice days. He waits to trap me in a a 2 hour conversation about anything. Neither of us has any friends but he usually hits me up when I'm leaving not at a better time when coming home.

Anyway he is/was an elevator or as he calls it a people moving inspector. Semi retired he still does some work. Usually code stuff. He's contributed to the elevator section of CEC and probably over the years wrote the elevator code (I don't know that).

Very smart man. He would talk your ear off. I'll see if he has any tips.
That’s cool .

I have met you, Dave, and you can’t convince me you have no friends. An elevator inspector, though, no doubt, he has no friends.
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