Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Last person in, please leave. We will die

This one is for James, in spite of him calling lifts elevators, which I have so tried to correct and failed to do with a great niece. At least James after a bad start did start calling them lifts. 

I've brought my 1980s solar powered Casio in from the recharging sunlight and hopeful its calculations will be correct. It was hot today and it may be overcharged. I've prepared in advance to blame the calculator for mistakes. 

There is a serious discordance with the carrying capacity of lifts. Oh, I've just realised I am going to have convert these to pounds as well. 

Geelong Library.

1275 (how do I make a divide symbol?) :/ 17 =  people weighing 75 kg, 165 pound.


Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club.

385 divided by 5 is 77kg. What... 170 pound, with a wheelchair proviso. You get a few of those in Queenscliff.


Our soon to be replaced lift at home, 1156 divided by 17 is 68 kg, only 150 pounds. Now there are a number of Asian residents living here, but even so I think 17 of usual sized lift travellers may breach the weight. It would be a bit like how many people can you get into a Mini Minor. 17 is almost impossible to fit inside our lift and back then no one had invented the term social distancing. 


About the only thing to extrapolate from these figures is there isn't State of Federal standards for average person weight in lifts. If you have a building or work lift, I'd be interested to know what your lift weights are.

37 comments:

  1. I have often wondered just how the lift capacity has been worked out. And am seriously uncomfortable if there are more than five people in a lift at a time (regardless of their size).

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    1. EC, our lifts are a decent size, but no more than six at a time. An ambulance trolley can fit inside, haha.

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  2. Thanks, loving your shared OCD.

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    1. James, I have such a tight focus on so many things I don't have time for OCD.

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  3. Seen in an 'elevator': "This Otis regrets it's unable to lift today"

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    1. I am rather amused Tasker.

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    2. Also the Oscar-winning film, Schindlers Lifts.

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  4. I've never thought much about load weight before. I will be now;)

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    1. Well Sandra, I hope you would not be weighing more than the individual allowance.

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    1. Canadians are slim Jackie. Yours might be less than 70 kilos.

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  6. Interesting. I'm rarely in an elevator because the only one in town is at the hospital! And now there's a limit on how many can get in at once due to Covid. But I'll try to notice the next time I'm in it.

    I just remembered that the last time I had to take an elevator (in the neighbouring town) it had been so long since I'd ridden in one that I stood there for ages waiting for it to arrive before someone else waiting asked if I'd pressed the call button. Erk.

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    1. Jenny, I expect there is a hashtag about weird behaviour in lifts or while waiting for them. A couple of times I have caught our lift and there has been someone in the lift who hasn't pressed a button for a floor and is quite unconcerned about it.

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  7. I knew there was a reason I avoid lifts with anyone else in them. We never hear of them crashing to the ground floor though.

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    1. Caro, there are so many safety systems in place, however there was a young man injured years ago here in Melbourne when the emergency brake activated in a lift.

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  8. I'm not going in any lift with 16 other people. No mention of masks, I notice!!!

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    1. We have to be masked in the public areas of our building Cro. The load number at the pandemic height was two if not from the same residence. It is now four.

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  9. Rather like lifts, beats walking up stairs.

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    1. Margaret, I am very much appreciating lifts now.

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  10. You should have a division sign right there on your calculator. You could probably fit 17 supermodels in your elevator, they're usually stick thin or thinner, but don't get in with them, you'll get jabbed and bruised by all the sharp edged shoulders and hips.

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    1. River, what I mean is how do you type the division symbol using a keyboard? I know I could Google it, but that's no fun. Some men may like to be jabbed by sharp bones, but not me. There was the time when 17 of me could have fitted in the lift, but those days have long passed.

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  11. Not my favourite place to be, unfortunately the legs determine whether I give in or go up the stairs

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    1. Cathy, stairs are good exercise but I avoid them when I can. I don't wash dishes by hand either. That is for dishwasher machines, or Household Management.

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    2. I walk up and down stairs and wash dishes by hand. I must be so fit, ha ha.

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  12. I like lifts because I don't have to climb up steps they don't bother me at all. Honestly I prefer our kgs to the pounds ! If you look at the numbers ! I would weigh like an elephant (a little one)

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    1. Gattina, would you even know pounds? We used to use stones and pounds and I kind of remember them but I don't know American pounds at all. I used Google to convert.

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  13. We are currently limited to two passengers for social distancing.

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    1. Travel, two people made it really hard here.

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  14. Thanks for the new obsession, I'd better check the one here, though seriously? I am always all by myself.

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    WWW

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    1. WWWW, the differences is body weight estimates is quite interesting.

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  15. We don't have a lift at home, obviously, but I checked the one in the school and it's 13 people/1000Kg max.

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    1. (I never even look at these things!)

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  16. Steve, thanks. Say 77 kg per person then.

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  17. I've never encountered an elevator in Albany, where I've lived many many years now. I guess we're one level livers here.

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  18. Albany, a one level town Strayer. I thought from the Brady's that every house in the US is two storey.

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