January 15, 2017 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #619018
I am trying to find out the dimensions of a typical NYC muni meter (height, width, depth). Does anyone know? I don’t live in NYC so I can’t measure, and while I can see them on Google Earth, I can’t measure them in street view.
(I am doing this for a project, and we are trying to determine if it is a “makom patur” or not. An old fashioned meter would be, but we are not sure about the new meters).
Thank you.January 15, 2017 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #1209635
Doesn’t a fire pump have an interesting halachic status?January 15, 2017 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #1209636
yes, but because a fire hydrant is between 4 and 10 tefachim high, it is in a different category compared to a parking meter. As there are fewer parking meters around, we are trying to determine the size of the muni-meter to see if it is also a makom patur.January 15, 2017 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1209637
Depending as to what its halachic status is, what potentially would you practically do differently depending on the answer?January 16, 2017 12:41 am at 12:41 am #1209638
The muni meters in my neighborhood are way taller than 10 tefachim (using 4 inches for a tefach)January 16, 2017 3:38 am at 3:38 am #1209639
We didn’t measure the meters, but from the pictures they seem tall enough to be a makom patur. The question we have is how wide and deep are they? If they are too big, then they could be a reshus hayachid, in which case it would be forbidden to place anything on them while in a reshus harabim.January 19, 2017 3:05 am at 3:05 am #1209640
Height ~68 inches
Length x Width slightly bigger than a a regular sheet of loose leaf paperJanuary 19, 2017 11:31 am at 11:31 am #1209641
I assume the sheet of paper is US Letter, which would mean one side is slightly larger than 11″.
Thank you for taking the time to do the measurements.January 19, 2017 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #1209642
Levs you should probably bake him a cake or send him a nice gift.
Where else could you find someone to help you out with something like this?
And now that you have the measurements, I hope you realize we’re all waiting to hear the conclusions you reach based on them.January 19, 2017 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1209643
Yes US letter size. I didn’t have a ruler or tape measure.
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