Our pit is mostly unused because of its bulky and heavy pit cover so Im looking at getting a pit elevator installed. A pit elevator was supposed to be installed when the space was built, but was cut at the last minute. So everything is excavated below the pit floor already and the J-Boxes are installed.
1. How easy would it be for an elevator to be installed, and is it best to go ahead and contact a consultant / architect?
2. Im looking at different lifts, have you worked with Serapid or some of the other technologies? If so, do you have a preference?
3. Im wanting to add trapdoors and personnel /scenery lifts into the new pit floor for use at stage trim. From what I can tell we have the clearance underneath the pit trim height to house eveything. Have any of you seen such a setup or is it a big no no? If it is possible, I'm worried that it will be ridiculously expensive. Its not a huge pit, 50' x 10' at the peak of the arch. What kind of money could we be looking at?
4. Any other questions, thoughts, concerns?
Thanks for your help guys.