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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 07:43:14 AM »
Did the inspector work for the US government in a previous life? :silly:
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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 02:28:30 PM »
It sounds really stupid at first, but it ain't necessarily so.  I am quite certain that the guests bring with them lots and lots of blankets, sweaters, and other coverings, all of which are flammable, and some of which can produce toxic fumes.  If the smoker mentioned in the story had instead tried to hide his ciggie by dropping the still-lit butt onto the floor, and managed to get it stuck in a blanket instead - one made of synthetics - the consequences might have been much worse.  After all, fires are used for warmth and etc. in igloos, which are also made out of ice and snow.
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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 02:43:41 PM »
It sounds really stupid at first, but it ain't necessarily so.  I am quite certain that the guests bring with them lots and lots of blankets, sweaters, and other coverings, all of which are flammable, and some of which can produce toxic fumes.  If the smoker mentioned in the story had instead tried to hide his ciggie by dropping the still-lit butt onto the floor, and managed to get it stuck in a blanket instead - one made of synthetics - the consequences might have been much worse.  After all, fires are used for warmth and etc. in igloos, which are also made out of ice and snow.

It sounds really stupid at first until you realize that those doing the installing will be union thugs!

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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 02:48:35 PM »
It sounds really stupid at first until you realize that those doing the installing will be union thugs!

If this had happened in the U.S., the EPA would have forced them to install a sprinkler system.
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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 02:53:05 PM »
If this had happened in the U.S., the EPA would have forced them to install a sprinkler system.

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Re: Hotel made completely of ice told it needs to install fire alarms
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 09:13:03 AM »
I wonder if the escape doors open in or out?  OSHA requires they open out but I'm not sure what the law would be in this case.  Also, are door handles heated so skin doesn't stick to them?  This requires all new thinking. :whistle:
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