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RE: Elevator Sump Pit

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I've seen a snippet of the ASME code discussing refuge space at the top
of the elevator. So you might try the ASME code for sump pump
requirements. Not too helpful, but it's a start.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint03(--nospam--at)] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 8:52 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Elevator Sump Pit
> Are elevator sump pits mandatory by some code of the elevator 
> industry?  I have a condition in expansive soil with a fully 
> suspended floor system.  It would be easier to build an 
> elevator pit on void forms without a sump pit.  The architect 
> said he thought it was required by the elevator industry.  
> Does anybody have a reference where this would be required?  
> Neither he, nor I, have any elevator specific codes.  I would 
> hate to detail it without a sump pit and then flunk final inspection.
> Thanks.
> Rich

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