How Much Space Does a Vacuum Elevator Require?
Do you need an in-home elevator but have very limited space? Goode news; unless your home is really, really tiny, chances are a vacuum elevator will indeed fit. How do we know? Vacuum elevators are known for accommodating homes with little extra space and are the number one choice for homeowners who need an elevator but can't afford to sacrifice any room. If you haven't considered a vacuum elevator, perhaps you should – it may be your only option.
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How Much Space is Needed? Traditional elevators require a lot of space – so much space that it is almost impossible to install one into a smaller home. Since each elevator is different, it is hard to say exactly how much space is needed to install a vacuum model; on the other hand, it we can easily say that vacuum elevators only require one half of the amount of space as traditional elevators. Some models only need one-third of the amount. So, if a standard residential elevator that makes four stops requires between 92 and 108 square feet of space, a hydraulic elevator that makes the same number of stops will only require between 36 and 64 square feet.
How is Space Saved? So you might be wondering, "Why does a vacuum elevator require less space than a traditional elevator?" That's simple. A traditional elevator has a lot of parts, and it also requires a machine room, an elevator shaft, and, more often than not, a pit. A hydraulic elevator requires none of the previous. Since traditional elevators require a machine room and a pit, more space is required to install them. Plus, since traditional elevators require so much maintenance, machine rooms must be easily accessible and comfortable to work in. What does this mean? It means that machine rooms are usually large and spacious and can take up a lot of room in your home. With hydraulic models, what you see is what you get. There is no pit, no machine room, and far fewer parts. For a vacuum elevator to operate, all you need to do is set up the vacuum tube, install the elevator car, and attach the vacuum motor to the top of the vacuum tube. Once all pieces are connected, the elevator will operate in the smallest nooks and crannies.
If you're looking for an in-home elevator that won't take up precious space, a vacuum elevator is the way to go.