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Old Sep 1st 2020, 9:47 pm
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Maybe they could replace the elevator cars' floors and ceilings with open grids - so that air rushes through the elevator cars as they move between floors?
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Old Sep 1st 2020, 10:05 pm
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IME experience office tower elevators are commonly (in normal times) rated for 20 people/ 3,500lb, but an elevator that size feels pretty crowded by the time you get 10 people in it. I have been in "full" elevators in London, the ones that serve some Tube stations, and "full" means everyone is jammed in solid. So if anything even close to the currently-advised social distancing rules were attempted, you wouldn't be able to get more than 4 people in a 20 person capacity elevator.

Maybe they could replace the elevator cars' floors and ceilings with open grids - so that air rushes through the elevator cars as they move between floors?
That's cruel

Reminds me of this prank


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Old Oct 14th 2020, 9:11 am
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The weather is distinctly autumnal here in the UK now, and I have already thought about clicking the heating on or lighting a fire during the day. I can see that extra fuel costs will soon become a real concern for many people who have been otherwise happy to work from home over the summer.

Maybe not so much a problem in Canada where the heating tends to be on all the time anyway.
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Old Oct 14th 2020, 5:19 pm
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The weather is distinctly autumnal here in the UK now, and I have already thought about clicking the heating on or lighting a fire during the day. I can see that extra fuel costs will soon become a real concern for many people who have been otherwise happy to work from home over the summer.

Maybe not so much a problem in Canada where the heating tends to be on all the time anyway.
We are currently enjoying a remarkably long period between using AC and heating - it's been about 4 weeks since one of the post-hurricane tropical drepressions brought the temperatures down to where little AC is needed here in NC, and we rarely turn the heat on before the first week in November. We usually hope for two weeks of mild temperatures in the autumn with little or no AC or heating, but this year it could be six weeks. ...... In the spring we usually have a similar "gap" which was also longer than usual this year - close to two months from mid March to mid May.

And while we may have increased home gas and electricity bills we have saved a lot in commuting costs, reducing our driving by 75%-90%, which has saved us more in petrol alone than we ever pay for gas & electricity. In any case peak AC usage costs more than heating does in the winter.
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And while we may have increased home gas and electricity bills we have saved a lot in commuting costs, reducing our driving by 75%-90%, which has saved us more in petrol alone than we ever pay for gas & electricity. In any case peak AC usage costs more than heating does in the winter.
This is true of me too, especially given that, pre-Covid, I was commuting between the UK and Germany. My world has shrunk to my village and the nearby market town. I have scarcely been much further than 15 miles from the house in 6 months. I've even sold my motorbike because it just wasn't getting used - I've nowhere to go!
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