5 story apt. (Warner) elevator

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We are looking at a 4 story building with two 3' square Warner elevators that are not working as of 10 years ago (only lasted 70 years!). These are personal elevators and we'd like to renew them for operation if we buy the building. Can anyone suggest ideas on how to renew them without costing a fortune?? The machine room is on the roof and I understand the worm gear is bad in at least one of the units. Thanks for any guidance.


-- mike hinton (mhinton@BURNIP.COM), June 10, 2003


tough...gonna cost a packet and then some..and come on its only 4 floors don't be lazy...walk

-- dayle (daylebrenda@iprimus.com.au), June 11, 2003.

I am assuming that you are considering buying this as an apartment building. I suggest that you ask a local company to come in and give you a price on bringing the machines online again. There is alot of information that we do not have and the worst thing we would do is suggest a way that could compromise safety. Perhaps 1 of the two machines is usable in the condition that it is in.

The posible costs involved in a worm gear repair is not something I have personal information in.

-- elev guy (hex1073@hotmail.com), June 13, 2003.

Tear them out, hire an architect and install new holeless hydraulic elevators. Donate the old units to a public museum and take a deduction on your taxes. Why waste your money on something your tennets will hate.

Ron aka BigCid

-- BigCid (elevatorman@iname.com), June 13, 2003.

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