Re: how to get over fear of elevators
Majackso1, I used to have the same problem when I was younger. You didn't say what type of elevator. Newer ones installed in the last 20 years or so, if installed in buildings of 4 stories or less may be hydraulically driven. Very similar to that piston used at any car repair shop that lifts your car so the mechanic can work on it underneath while standing.
For higher buildings overhead cables attached to the top of the elevator "car" lift and descend the elevator. For that, seeing the size of all the equipment used to control the motor, and knowing that there is what is called a centrifugal brake on every one, fixed the problem for me.
Last edited by ms_mod; 02-27-2010 at 12:45 PM.
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