[rescue] Price estimate for used raised-floor

William Enestvedt Will.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Thu Apr 10 08:14:20 CDT 2003

> What would be a fair offer for used tiles and framing parts? Is it
> appropriate to give money for it? (or is the usual proceedure
> just to drop off a couple of slabs of beer to the appropriate
> person :-)
   It might be so tough to re-use the floor that it's not worth doing. When we
moved our Data Center, the old raised flooring was simply thrown away: the
supports that held up the frame had been bonded to the floor with great blobs
of some industrial glue. Either the work required to clean them off, or the
cost of buying new uprights, were deemed barriers to its reuse.
   (Anyway, we'd still have needed to buy some new flooring since the new
space was larger than the old one, but noone wanted to go to the trouble of
finding a buyer...and I brought it up several times!)
   That being said, if it's just for your use and you don't mind buying or
fabricating whatever parts can't be salvaged, then I'd probably talk to
whoever is doing the demolition and bring along that beer.
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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