[rescue] Sun E450's

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 13:56:24 CST 2011

On 11 November 2011 14:49, Lex Landa <brooknet at imap.cc> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 13:10 -0600, JP Hindin wrote:
>> I moved a 2200lbs IBM RS/6000 SP/2 system up a storey and a half of
>> 50-degrees-incline stairs. We managed to bend the little aluminium kick
>> strips they put on the stairs into a cute little W-shape from the wheels
>> of the appliance cart. Good thing my landlord was my uncle.
> Yes, a very good thing, and in the case of the 'fruit machine-moving
> incident' (see previous message), the landlord was my stepfather.  I
> recall a conversation on this list a few weeks ago, about the best way
> to move heavy industrial equipment.  The manufacturers build these
> things to last, but they don't seem to envision a scenario where, years
> into the future, a retro-computing enthusiast would want to lug one up
> the stairs of a cramped Victorian house - sideways, in my case.  I am
> equally puzzled as to why the builders didn't make the windows
> easily-removable;

On this side of the pond, Victorian-era houses had "coffin windows"
for a similar purpose.

But at least the stairs took the combined weight of you and the box.


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