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Old 02-05-2018, 06:28 PM
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Default Residential elevator, lost the simple door latch (pic), source to buy?

Obviously I googled this first. Had house painted and they took this latch off the door and didn't replace it. I'm sure it will turn up in three months but I'm looking for a simple solution, an Amazon prime for elevator latch thingies.

Every site I've found is hardcore tech based for million dollar elevators.

I can't be the only person on here ever looking for one.

We don't have elevator stores here, just expensive tech companies, and I'm not dying to pay a service call for a $10 part.
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They dropped it under the elevator.
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Looks like an hours labor and a small piece of starboard lumber
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
Looks like an hours labor and a small piece of starboard lumber
That was my first thought too. I have the starboard and tools too, but if I recall it's kind of floppy and starboard won't bend right like plastic over time.

I'm looking for the estate button here.
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Try ebay or call residential elevator. It seems to me like residential elevator stuff, i mean the company or brand name. I knkw is a residential elevator.
The reason is expensive (not a $10.00 part) is because of the liability involved. Most likely the manufacturer will not sell it to you for that reason. Try also on ebay rezidential elevator interlock. I would not re ommend doing this yourself, a lot of safeties invlove. Spend the $300.00 or so on a company and call it a day, lot of horror stories in this trade. Good luck.
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First, I would check down in the pit.

Is your elevator a Lev model by Thyssen Krupp?
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Call painter. "You removed it, you replace it".
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Call painter. "You removed it, you replace it".
I was waiting for this response.

Problem is we do a lot of work together. So I like to choose my battles. He is trying to remove old paint off the brick on another house for me right now. He does extras for me all the time, and would have less clue than I do about where to source this.

I didn't check in the pit. They pull doors to spray them, and I'm guessing it got pulled then. I've got a five gallon bucket filled with the old hardware, I didn't think to Check in there.
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Try mcmaster Carr great range
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I was waiting for this response.

Problem is we do a lot of work together. So I like to choose my battles. He is trying to remove old paint off the brick on another house for me right now. He does extras for me all the time, and would have less clue than I do about where to source this.

I didn't check in the pit. They pull doors to spray them, and I'm guessing it got pulled then. I've got a five gallon bucket filled with the old hardware, I didn't think to Check in there.
He might say "I know where we put it"...
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
He might say "I know where we put it"...
Man, that would be nice. I asked him and just got a blank, vacant, stare in return.
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Google “porch lift.” There is a dealer in Charleston for them. Not sure if yours is the same brand, but they may be able to point you in the right direction. Gotten good service from them on the elevator at our place in surfside.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Google “porch lift.” There is a dealer in Charleston for them. Not sure if yours is the same brand, but they may be able to point you in the right direction. Gotten good service from them on the elevator at our place in surfside.
My google game is usually fairly strong, and I'm getting crickets on this entire search, including porch lift. Thanks though.

Reached out to prop manager, she just said call the elevator company. The way my week is looking I may just end up doing so.

Also, I should add I only discovered this piece missing after I had piled our weekends worth of stuff (two dogs, two kids, two adults) outside the elevator. My wife is big on traveling light as you can see.
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If you know brand and model number, post them. What's the reward?
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
My google game is usually fairly strong, and I'm getting crickets on this entire search, including porch lift. Thanks though.

Reached out to prop manager, she just said call the elevator company. The way my week is looking I may just end up doing so.

Also, I should add I only discovered this piece missing after I had piled our weekends worth of stuff (two dogs, two kids, two adults) outside the elevator. My wife is big on traveling light as you can see.
I’ll see if my mom or uncle have the info.

Oh, and compared to my wife, yours travels Light.
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Mobility supercenter on Savannah highway. The correct brand for ours is a Bruno porch lift.

It was put in years ago for my grandmother to be able to keep going to the beach once she couldn’t handle the stairs.
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Time for this?

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Get the name of the elevator manufacturer (on the control panel) call them and you can either buy from them or go through their local service company. All of this information came with my elevator and is in a file. Since it's a safety interlock you really should not be jury rigging it.
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If the part were readily available you'd have found it by now.
Take your photo down to one of the "expensive tech companies" and show them what you need. Tell them you don't want to be billed for two visits because the guy came out and found he needed to order the part and come back again to install it. Work a deal with your painter buddy to split the cost. It would help to have the manufacturer name, model, serial number when you "go shopping". A picture of what latches onto that missing piece may also help the vendor identify the piece you need.
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Looks like the same part as on our elevator, which uses a Waupaca door interlock (very common).

Try this site: https://access2parts.com/elevator-parts/waupaca.html
They list the whole interlock kit, but you can probably call and get just that plastic piece.

Other option would be to call your local residential elevator service company and see if you can buy one from them.

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