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June Update
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Residential Elevators Equipped With Safety Features


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Life has become much more convenient to a number of customers in the United States because of the availability of residential elevators equipped with safety features. These accessibility systems offer convenient access to all levels of your home.




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The School of Hard Rules 


California is strengthening its efforts to crack down on unlicensed contractors and various other illegal home improvement operators. They have been taking business away from law-abiding contractors, builders, remodelers, and various related providers in the residential marketplace.


Now, we can only present the following in regard to the State of California, but all who are reading should take this to heart, as this issue is probably the case in the rest of the country. States are realizing that not only illegal contractors are a threat to the homeowner and their neighbors' quality of life, but are driving an "underground" economy (estimated between 60 to 140 billion dollars) that is depriving them of much needed fee and tax revenue.

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Direct Plunger




The oldest operating elevators in the U.S. are direct plunger elevators. They are located at 34 Gramercy Park, in New York City's earliest cooperative apartment house. The elevators were installed by Otis Elevator back in 1883 and still retain most of the original equipment first used in the nine-story building. A cable runs through the top of the cab and out the bottom and controls a valve in the basement that regulates the flow between the underground cylinder and a water tower at the top of the building. 






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 Robert Boardman


Otis at Home/Inclinator Company of California,


A Division of T. L. Shield and Associates, Inc.
(800) 201-1212
In This Issue
Safety Equipment in Residential Elevators
Ca State License Board - Protecting the Consumer
PCBC 2012
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Otis at home and Inclinator Co. of Ca. to exhibit at PCBC June 27 - 28, 2012


Inclinator Co. of California in partnership with Otis at Home will be exhibiting at the 2012 PCBC show held June 27 - 28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  We have a limited supply of complementary passes. Call us. (800) 201-1212




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