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I promised to follow up on a recent post featuring a home that was to have a ThyssenKrupp residential elevator installed. The elevator is up (and down) and running like a charm.
An installer with Pacific Hardwood Floors had just finished laying the unfinished solid oak floor inside of the ThyssenKrupp Access elevator and was making a few tweaks to get the stair nose installed on the threshold. After he’s done he would then prepare the wood for stain and urethane treatment to match the existing installed floor.
I was actually a little disappointed at how mundane the elevator looked inside. Nothing fancy. Just some wood grain paneling on the inside with a handrail and the essential buttons and phone. I was hoping for something a little more grand because the house has some fantastic architectural details and some very unique “high end” details, as well. It is The Lev, nonetheless. The weight capacity is 950 lbs. and would comfortably fit four adults inside.
Pictures of The Lev residential elevator
- Facts and figures about home elevators
- Industry-wide Elevator Code info from Otis Elevator
- Otis Residential Elevators
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- National Wheel-O-Vator
- Daytona Elevator – They have residential elevators, pneumatic vacuum elevators (think bank tube), Incline and Vertical wheelchair lifts, dumb waiters and stair lifts.
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I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.