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Posted: 8/5/2022 1:41:57 AM EDT
Shouldn't they only go up?

Or at least be called something else on the way down?

Depressors and De-escalators?  Fuck I don't know.

Well I suppose some escalators do only go up.  I bet there's a switch though.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 1:44:09 AM EDT
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All I know is a broken escalator is a staircase. A broken elevator is a coffin on a string.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 1:54:49 AM EDT
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We have lowerators on conveyors.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 1:58:29 AM EDT
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escalators are really just large public meat grinders.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 1:59:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
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escalators are really just large public meat grinders.
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Is your name Otis?
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 1:59:56 AM EDT
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The non vertical escalators are moving walks…
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 2:00:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
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escalators are really just large public meat grinders.
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Yup. For mechanics and riders…
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 2:06:02 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/5/2022 2:07:03 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By himajin1:

The non vertical escalators are moving walks…
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Link Posted: 8/5/2022 3:10:49 AM EDT
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They all only go up, with a velocity that is occasionally negative.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 3:18:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
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escalators are really just large public meat grinders.
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Link Posted: Yesterday 2:25:12 AM EDT
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overloaded it and it ran away.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:15:39 PM EDT
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Overloaded for sure and probably incorrectly torqued brake.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:18:57 PM EDT
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That kid is BACK on the escalator

Link Posted: Yesterday 10:19:59 PM EDT
[#14]
Talk about a business with its ups and downs!
Lol

I watched them assemble a few. I thought the car was solid. It comes in pieces like a shipping crate...
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:25:39 PM EDT
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All I know is that if I ever get stuck in the elevator I can pop the ceiling and find my way out.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:30:46 PM EDT
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Patanosters  FTW.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:32:11 PM EDT
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When I worked at Ford, there was a power failure at world headquarters.

Twelve executives were trapped for an hour on the escalator.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:36:40 PM EDT
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Shoots and Ladders ftw
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:38:47 PM EDT
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The down direction should be called the declinator.

And now SWMBO's favorite joke:

"Escalator??  I hardly know her!"
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:46:48 PM EDT
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I got stuck on a elevator once at a hotel.  It just stopped and refused to do anything for about a minute.  It had power, the lights never flickered and it didn't seem to switch to backup power or anything.

I was kind of excited to use the emergency phone thing.  As soon as I reached for it the elevator woke up and started moving again.
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:59:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kcolg30:
All I know is that if I ever get stuck in the elevator I can pop the ceiling and find my way out.
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just open the door and either crawl out the top floor or jump out to the bottom floor, whichever has more space.

(yes, it is just that simple, if you don't know how to do that, you really need to learn)
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:01:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Thermionix:
Shouldn't they only go up?

Or at least be called something else on the way down?

Depressors and De-escalators?  Fuck I don't know.

Well I suppose some escalators do only go up.  I bet there's a switch though.
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 Escalators can go up or down. The old timers always said that if it has always run one way never reverse it. I hate escalators and are dangerous to average people with no sense.
 Technically traction elevators run both up and down every run depending on if you are referencing the cab or counter weights.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:04:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tooldforthis:


just open the door and either crawl out the top floor or jump out to the bottom floor, whichever has more space.

(yes, it is just that simple, if you don't know how to do that, you really need to learn)
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Originally Posted By tooldforthis:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
All I know is that if I ever get stuck in the elevator I can pop the ceiling and find my way out.


just open the door and either crawl out the top floor or jump out to the bottom floor, whichever has more space.

(yes, it is just that simple, if you don't know how to do that, you really need to learn)

Code says the escape hatch is to be secured closed from the top. Using fasteners that don't require tools. Wing nuts.  If the car is not at floor level your not getting out if it has functional door restrictions which most do.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:25:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cb69:

Code says the escape hatch is to be secured closed from the top. Using fasteners that don't require tools. Wing nuts.  If the car is not at floor level your not getting out if it has functional door restrictions which most do.
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Most have restrictors unless the route mechanic took them off because he was sick of the entrapments they caused due to poor setup.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:27:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tooldforthis:


just open the door and either crawl out the top floor or jump out to the bottom floor, whichever has more space.

(yes, it is just that simple, if you don't know how to do that, you really need to learn)
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Good way to get cut in half. Seriously it has happened.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:30:23 PM EDT
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How would you open the doors from the inside?
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:31:56 PM EDT
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I always thought elevators that only go from floor 1 to floor 2 should have a single button that says "Other"
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:33:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By high_order1:
How would you open the doors from the inside?
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If there is power still applied to the door operator it’s next to impossible to open from the inside .
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:37:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kcolg30:
All I know is that if I ever get stuck in the elevator I can pop the ceiling and find my way out.
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TV steered you wrong my friend. most all cabled elevators have the hatch locked from the top. some older hydro elevators will have a hatch you can open but its going to be old stuff for sure.
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:38:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By _Redacted_:
That kid is BACK on the escalator

https://i.ibb.co/HnJhgD7/mallrats-escalator-1136185.jpg
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DAMMIT I was hoping I'd be first with that reference
Link Posted: Today 12:55:39 AM EDT
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Link Posted: Today 2:50:36 AM EDT
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Would a De Escalator take you to The Down Table?


(Down Table is what my toddler called the floor)
Link Posted: Today 3:17:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: Today 12:11:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By collector_rob:
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Cardio
Link Posted: Today 2:27:55 PM EDT
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Old-school industrial manlift is the most fun because you can easily strand a coworker.
Link Posted: Today 2:51:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
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escalators are really just large public meat grinders.
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When I was a kid mom never let us ride the escalator because she thought our shoelaces would get caught and we’d get sucked in and mashed.
Link Posted: Today 2:57:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
overloaded it and it ran away.
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Story says cops accelerated it to keep rival sportsball fans from hooliganing

https://nesn.com/2013/09/swedish-police-use-rocket-speed-escalator-to-prevent-soccer-fans-from-brawling-video/
Link Posted: Today 4:23:36 PM EDT
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The Otis Elevator office building in Seattle was a large 1 story building.

At least it was years ago. Haven't been down that street lately.
Link Posted: Today 5:00:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FredMan:

When I was a kid mom never let us ride the escalator because she thought our shoelaces would get caught and we’d get sucked in and mashed.
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The real danger is Crocs on an escalator. The steps suck the soft material in and eat your foot. Children should never ride one with crocs on. We find torn up crocs inside of escalators routinely.
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