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Friday, March 7, 2014

Fun in Ohio

In February, I installed 2 Elevettes in the Columbus Ohio area for the local dealer, A.R. Mellinger... a chain-drive MRL and a 950 Winding Drum.
I learned two things:    The Inclinator dealers I've worked with, are top notch.   Alan Mellinger reminds me of Mike Holmes from "Holmes on Homes"...  very high standards and absolute top quality.
I also never realized Ohio was such a nice place.   Who knew??

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Home Elevator Installation 3

Once the rails and cylinder are installed... and the field wiring is done, a sheave (in layman's terms, a pully) is attached to the top of the cylinder.

Then the cables are run from the top of the rail - down under the cylinder - up and over the top of the cylinder sheave - and back down to deadend at the cylinder base. This is a time-tested method of hoisting the elevator. When the cylinder moves up 1', the Elevette will move 2'.

Guides are attached to the wall so that the piston head will remain plumb as it rises.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Home Elevator Installation 2

Field Wiring
Halfway up the hoistway, I mount the mid-shaft box. This is the central junction from which all the wiring is directed.
Standing on the elevette platform, I connect the wires from the buttons on each floor, the door locks on each floor, the travelling cable that moves up and down with the elevette, the hoistway switches, and the wires going to the elevator controller in the machine room.

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