Edgewater Elevator Shaft Construction and inspection ( Saves money)

Edgewater Elevator Shaft Construction and inspection ( Saves money)

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Preparation is key to the saving of time and money when it comes to elevator shafts and instillation of the elevator itself. Build a temp-let for the framer and make sure you use the tried and true way to square the temp-let 3,4,5,or 6,8,10 to infinity using inches or  feet. Using a plumb bob check the walls for plumb from top to bottom by attaching a 2×4 to the top of the wall which will give you 1 1/2 inches away from the wall on all sides. Don’t skip this step, have a elevator representative there if possible to check the quality of the work, Tolerances very the industry standard is a 1/4, 1/8 is better . Next framing the door openings in most cases will be for a 36″ door rough openings for this door is typically 38″ 1/2 X 83″ check manufactures spec. Using a fiberglass door on the ground floor will be the best choice. Most elevators will fit in a 50″x60″ shaft this will be the tightest you will want the elevator to be a minimum of 15 sq. ft. interior dimension. Doors on the short side of the elevator will be located tight to the wall on door knob side or cab opening side. Other doors are typically centered if possible.Make sure all codes are met to protect the safety of your customers.

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Native Charlestonian, born and raised on Edgewater Park Charleston SC Worked in the construction industry since I was 10 years old. Started out helping an engineer build seawalls at lake near Monks Corner, Ruscon Heavy Construction,Finish Carpentry with Ross and Edgewood Builders, Edgewater became incorporated in 1988. Our Showroom was built out by myself an a few friends. Anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time so we research the best products and professionall install them in house I will personally supervise your job and make the changes needed to make it as close to perfect as humanly possible.


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