QUICK! Come to DC and find a metro station. You have a 76% chance of finding an escalator being disected and “repaired” at any of the entrances/exits to the metrorail servicing our nation’s capitol (ONC). If you love escalators, this is the place for you. There’s no telling how many more months the excitement will last, so get here quickly while there are still escalators left to take apart. Here are a few tips that i’ve learned from the professional technicians currently working on the vast DC public escalator network during this ongoing display of human strength, determination, and ingenuity:– Best times to dismantle escalators: rush hour.– If you have to work on one of an entrance’s two escalators, it’s easier to simply shut down both.– To ensure job stability, only tighten screws three-quarters of the way. In three months, dismantle escaltor and tighten the rest of the way.– The number of escalator steps at each exit/entrance varies. Count frequently.– Be careful. 6% of people associate “blood” with escalators.Click here for an insider peak at the Farrugut West escalator repair contest. I’ll post updated photos to my moblog, so stay tuned.