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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Elevator Hack:
Can You Go Where You Want Non-Stop?

Courtesy of a link provided by Newmark's Door, here, purportedly, is how to make an elevator go directly to your destination floor with no intervening stops:

The designers of some elevators include a hidden feature that is very handy if you're in a hurryor it's a busy time in the building (like check-out time in a hotel). While some elevators requirea key, others can be put into "Express" mode by pressing the "Door Close" and "Floor" buttons at the same time. This sweeps the car to the floor of your choice and avoids stops at any other floor.

This seems to work on Most elevators that I have tried! Most elevators have the option for this to work,but on some of them the option is turned off by whoever runs them. This is a rather fun hack, so the next time you are on an elevator, give it a try, you have nothing to lose, And this concludes Hacking Elevators 101!

Elevators that have been tested and worked on:
Otis Elevators (All But The Ones Made In 1992),
Dover (Model Numbers: EL546 And ELOD862),
And Most Desert Elevators(All, But Model Numbers ELD5433 And ELF3655) "

Let me know if it works. I just "Snoped" it, and it is not listed as an urban legend.
Update: The comments at this site are mixed. Some say it works; others say it doesn't; others question the morality and advisability of using it.
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