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August 31, 2005

I Say Call Johnny-Oh!!

Here's another tough one from class! However, this really happened to my instructor. My response to this was, "Call the elevator repair man"

So, Johnny-Oh, what do we do?? :-)

I had ordered a large magnet from Sweden for my research work. One fine morning, the crate arrived and it was about 5 X 5 X 5 feet and weighed 5000 lbs. My group was so excited to open the crate and look at the magnet that they did not do all the Critical Thinking. They directed the crate to the service elevator, since my lab was on the First floor. The crate barely fit the elevator (capacity 5000 lbs) and the operator pushed the button. To his and our surprise, the elevator instead of going up - went down and hit the stopper - about 3 ft. below the ground level. Now it was stuck in that weird position - not going anywhere! I had to think of something before the Lab director arrived. It was a brand new building and me and my crew had blocked the service elevator! May be ruined it! And my key equipment was stuck in the elevator! I knew, I was in hot water. What do you think I did to get out of that mess?
Posted by Sissy at August 31, 2005 08:45 PM | TrackBack


Then again, that's my answer for everything :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 31, 2005 10:35 PM

Simple. Take the crate apart and get all the wood off the car. Just take up the magnet and the pallet it sits on.

(Of course, I don't have all the information about the particulars of this elevator, or the dynamics of the magnet crate, and so forth, so this is a "from the hip" answer.)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at September 1, 2005 05:20 PM