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Old 02 August 2010, 10:32 PM
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Comment: I wondered if holding "close door" and the floor button actually works.

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Old 03 August 2010, 12:45 AM
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Going on memory but this is exactly how an elevator operates when the fire department override key is turned. For proof, someone who is near an elevator, please read the fire operation plaque in the elevator.
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Old 03 August 2010, 07:26 AM
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Why is there no 4th or 24th floors?
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Old 03 August 2010, 07:27 AM
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Why is there no 4th or 24th floors?
Same reason there's no 13th floor in some buildings here: four is a bad luck number in some Asian cultures.
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Old 03 August 2010, 07:28 AM
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Same reason there's no 13th floor in some buildings here: four is a bad luck number in some Asian cultures.

I see. Looking again, the 14th is also missing.

Thanks.
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Old 03 August 2010, 09:26 PM
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If this is supposed to work on "every elevator" it certainly was not programmed in our elevators at work.
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Old 03 August 2010, 09:34 PM
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Holding down the Close Door button on the elevator at work will allow you to go from one floor to another without stopping.

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Old 04 August 2010, 11:53 AM
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Why is there no 4th or 24th floors?
Sometimes a company has two floors in a building, but only want one entrance. They have their own stair case between their floors, and no stop on one of the floors. Some companies had that in the building where we had one of our offices.
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Old 12 April 2012, 07:41 PM
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Comment: This is a screen capture from a larger email of illustrated "household hint"-type stuff. Now whenever I see "this is used by police" or "works on every...", a red flag goes up. So ... does this really work?

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Old 12 April 2012, 08:19 PM
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I tried this trick in the office where I work.

It didn't work.
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Old 12 April 2012, 08:22 PM
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I was under the impression that in most cases the "door close" button does absolutely nothing.
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Old 12 April 2012, 11:30 PM
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I was under the impression that in most cases the "door close" button does absolutely nothing.
My experience is that it is about 50/50. Some elevators really do use the button, in others it appears to be there to make people feel like they are doing something.
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Old 13 April 2012, 12:43 AM
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From Grampa Buddy (elevator mechanic for over 30 years):
"As far as I know, that would not work.
The door close button does one thing. The doors are held open and are timed to stay open for a certain length of time, which is adjustable. To get the doors to close before that period of time, you push the door close button and a capacitor is discharged, therefore cutting down the time that is stored in that capacitor. After that, the door close button will not help to by-pass other floors.
Elevator lads have a "in service" key that, that when used in the "service" key switch, will by-pass hall and car calls. Sometimes you will see a key switch "Ind. Service". That is Independent Service. Same thing. Sometimes the building manager will let a moving company use that feature. When used, the car will come to the designated floor, doors open and it will sit there with the doors open. Movers like that. Then, when you want to run the car, you put in your floor call and hold that button until the doors close and the car moves. In some cases you may have to hold the Door Close button to get going.
Maybe someone saw a car being run on Independent Service and thought it would work all the time.
Such is not the case.
There you have it....."

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Old 13 April 2012, 03:09 AM
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I was under the impression that in most cases the "door close" button does absolutely nothing.
Back when this first came up, I used a stopwatch to time several cycles of door closure both with and without pressing the close button. On the basis of that, I'm pretty sure that the door close button actually does hasten the door closing in the office building I work in.

Of course, that doesn't mean that it works in all elevators. But it does refute the idea that it does not work in any elevator.
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Old 13 April 2012, 12:24 PM
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Why is there no 4th or 24th floors?
They are the floors where the Aliens have their offices.
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Why is there no 4th or 24th floors?
In the building where my stepmother lives the three lobby elevators only have buttons for the lobby level and floors with condo units. For example, the second floor of her building is occupied by the top floor of the parking garage and the laundry room. So, there is no button for it in the lobby elevators. To get to the second floor you either take the stairs or one of the two service elevators.

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Old 16 April 2012, 07:06 AM
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Same reason there's no 13th floor in some buildings here: four is a bad luck number in some Asian cultures.
Could also be that there is no exit on those floors. It's not uncommon in office buildings with many different companies, each holding their own floor, but some holding two or more flows. They want a single reception, they don't want people entering without control, so they have the elevator stop on one floor only, and then provide their own stairs between their own floors.
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Old 19 April 2012, 02:43 AM
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I can vouch that the door close button did actually do something at the hotel where I used to work. That elevator's doors would stay open for an unusually long time by default, but they would close immediately if you pressed the door close button. Working in maintenance I had to use the elevator frequently so I figured this out pretty quickly.
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