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(WCPO Cincinnati)   File under "Now why didn't I think of that". OU student installs hot tub in dorm room. Not too surprisingly school officials aren't pleased. Claims of homework for his anatomy & human sexuality classes fall on deaf ears   (wcpo.com) divider line 62
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2012-03-08 09:00:53 AM
My college specifically prohibited hot tubs in dorm rooms in the handbook. Because at one point, this same thing happened.
 
2012-03-08 09:06:03 AM
I think he watched Back to School one too many times.
 
2012-03-08 09:53:12 AM
Yeah, collapsing the floor under the weight is probably a bit of a liability.
 
2012-03-08 09:54:09 AM

myschief: I think he watched Back to School one too many times.


I was gonna make a Back To School reference, but it looks like it's been covered.
 
2012-03-08 10:05:29 AM

PacManDreaming: myschief: I think he watched Back to School one too many times.

I was gonna make a Back To School reference, but it looks like it's been covered.


"Hey, we're all gonna get laid!"
 
2012-03-08 10:06:59 AM
Now that's what I call Marine Biology!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-03-08 10:14:01 AM
In college we had a grad student assigned to each floor of undergrad dorms. My floor's grad student had a waterbed, which should be about as floor-collapsy as a hot tub. Maybe nobody officially noticed.

Buildings are normally designed for about 100 pounds per square foot of "live load" (people and such). That's 18 inches of water, if spread uniformly around the room. The rule in the present case was probably to avoid the consequences of having water spread uniformly around the room, and then leaking into the floors below. I remember, but fortunately did not personally suffer, the consequences of water fights using pressurized fire extinguishers. Lots of water means lots of mess with collateral damage in places you wouldn't expect.
 
2012-03-08 10:56:48 AM
Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes.
 
2012-03-08 11:06:49 AM
I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me some time when you have no class?
 
2012-03-08 12:13:57 PM
Yeah, but I always wanted a clap-on disco ball in my room.
 
2012-03-08 12:14:01 PM
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2012-03-08 12:16:08 PM

jylcat: My college specifically prohibited hot tubs in dorm rooms in the handbook. Because at one point, this same thing happened.


Mine specifically prohibited Spanish-moss, which is so weirdly specific that you know someone must have hung it all over the room.
 
2012-03-08 12:16:33 PM

basemetal: Yeah, collapsing the floor under the weight is probably a bit of a liability.


As are the rot and mildew caused by all the steam
 
2012-03-08 12:16:35 PM
One of my alma maters, nice campus. The story is that Paul Newman was expelled for rolling a keg down a hill.
 
2012-03-08 12:17:08 PM
Pfft. Typical West Green jocks.
 
2012-03-08 12:19:49 PM
My university bans Nerf guns because someone might get hurt....
 
2012-03-08 12:22:44 PM
The guy in the room above me did this when I was living in the dorms. My neighbor came over wanting to kick my ass one night because he thought it was something in my room that was vibrating the wall and making a ton of noise. Good times.
 
2012-03-08 12:23:38 PM
Can't these kids just put a beer soaked Slip & Slide down the hallway like we did? Nothing like the 2AM drunken chants of "You can't hide... Slip and Slide!" for half an hour, followed by an hour of cheering as drunk guys crashed into walls, followed by "Ah, fark, dude. Who's sober enough to get him to the hospital?"
 
2012-03-08 12:24:19 PM
Hate to be in the dorm below this dude. I don't think I could sleep knowing 5000 pounds of metal and water was just feet above my head...
 
2012-03-08 12:28:38 PM

btraz70: Hate to be in the dorm below this dude. I don't think I could sleep knowing 5000 pounds of metal and water was just feet above my head...


maybe he was ground level....
 
2012-03-08 12:29:07 PM
Friend of mine did the same thing in college. These days it makes the news, though. He should have made a YouTube video of people enjoying the fun while it lasted.
 
2012-03-08 12:30:13 PM
When I was at OU, some friends down the hall convinced the RA to let them move the beds from 1 room into another one. The empty room was then turned into a bar/lounge. We were also right next to the medical school, so we would steal dollys to haul the kegs up the stairs. Our RA was cool as shiat. I remember one floor meeting he said "guys, you really need to start toweling your doors when you are getting high".
 
2012-03-08 12:32:04 PM
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2012-03-08 12:33:19 PM

basemetal: Yeah, collapsing the floor under the weight is probably a bit of a liability.


I imagine it might have a lot to do with mold and mildew damage as well.
Lot's of hot, steamy air is not good for rooms not designed to handle it.
 
2012-03-08 12:35:37 PM

iron_city_ap: When I was at OU, some friends down the hall convinced the RA to let them move the beds from 1 room into another one. The empty room was then turned into a bar/lounge. We were also right next to the medical school, so we would steal dollys to haul the kegs up the stairs. Our RA was cool as shiat. I remember one floor meeting he said "guys, you really need to start toweling your doors when you are getting high".


I was an RA for two years.

As long as I could reasonably say I had no idea it was going on and it wasn't bothering others, I was cool with just about anything people did.Smoke pot in your room? Don't care if you close the door, block it off, and crack open a window. Smoke pot in your room with the door wide open? I would come down like a pile of bricks.
 
2012-03-08 12:36:36 PM
Ah to quote the great Thornton Melon. "Remember...the best part about kids...is makin them. "
 
2012-03-08 12:37:43 PM
A few of us pooled our resources and ran a bar in my dorm room, soph year. Bought beer for underage drinkers, kept the floor in beer and pot money for weeks. Then one underaged idiot from an upper class suburb comes in and asks for a beer when my room was full of RA's and campus cops. If you're out there, guy who I can't name for fear of being banned ... you were an entitled dumbass and probably still are. And tapping that girl from Lane Tech was no achievement, apparently everybody did.
 
2012-03-08 12:39:34 PM

Christian Bale: Friend of mine did the same thing in college. These days it makes the news, though. He should have made a YouTube video of people enjoying the fun while it lasted.


Maybe if you had some kind of time machine...
 
2012-03-08 12:45:18 PM
TFA is a little misleading. To me, "installed" means there was construction and plumping work involved. From the pic, it looks like "installed" means "inflated and assembled" to some people.
 
2012-03-08 12:46:38 PM
Ah... The college dorm room.

We had Air conditioners, and one guy was trying to rig up DirectTV satellite dish.

Well, we had AC until they got pissy and said it constituted a safety hazard and banned both external AC units and satellite dishes.

Oh, and then Michigan Tech banned building decks in dorm rooms, and lofts had to be so short it wasn't worth it any longer after they installed a new sprinkler system in the dorms.
 
2012-03-08 12:47:09 PM

bourbonslurp: TFA is a little misleading. To me, "installed" means there was construction and plumping work involved. From the pic, it looks like "installed" means "inflated and assembled" to some people.


And of course by "God" you mean YOUR god. Because all of those other gods (especially all of those dirty brown people gods) are just made up foolishness. But oh no, not yours. Yours is real. Right?
 
2012-03-08 12:48:28 PM
A friend of mine did this back in 91 or 92 in our dorm. Unfortunately "hot tub" is loosely interpreted by me here, as what he had was a kiddy wading pool filled with near boiling water from the dangerously hot taps, left to cool and collect lint for a week.

/didn't make the news.
 
2012-03-08 12:49:12 PM
If he was at Naval Academy it would be full of Seamen
 
2012-03-08 12:50:27 PM

btraz70: Hate to be in the dorm below this dude. I don't think I could sleep knowing 5000 pounds of metal and water was just feet above my head...


in the picture it looked to be one of those inflatable ones you can get at like walmart.

GO BOBCATS!! Make me proud!
 
2012-03-08 12:51:45 PM
A smallish hot tub might hold 375 gallons x 8.345lbs/gal = 3,129 lbs (plus the tub itself)

A queen waterbed is approximately 180 gallons x 8.345lbs/gal = 1,502 lbs (plus the frame)

So yeah, having a small hot tub is like two decent-sized waterbeds in the same room. Most dorms are built like tanks... but I'm sure the mold / catastrophic water displacement is the bigger risk anyway.

/I did the math, so you don't have to!
 
2012-03-08 12:54:43 PM

Maus III


bourbonslurp: TFA is a little misleading. To me, "installed" means there was construction and plumping work involved. From the pic, it looks like "installed" means "inflated and assembled" to some people.

And of course by "God" you mean YOUR god. Because all of those other gods (especially all of those dirty brown people gods) are just made up foolishness. But oh no, not yours. Yours is real. Right?


o_O
 
2012-03-08 12:55:14 PM

iron_city_ap: When I was at OU, some friends down the hall convinced the RA to let them move the beds from 1 room into another one. The empty room was then turned into a bar/lounge. We were also right next to the medical school, so we would steal dollys to haul the kegs up the stairs. Our RA was cool as shiat. I remember one floor meeting he said "guys, you really need to start toweling your doors when you are getting high".


I had a similar experience at OU. First year I lived in the Convocation Center. It was the last place on campus anyone wanted to be, so the RAs were one of us. Good times...
 
2012-03-08 12:56:09 PM
my roomate and I had it all planned out (dimensions, furniture placement, circuit/wiring issues) and we found the perfect 4 person "portable" self contained 120 volt hot-tub for our dorm room. But over the summer before fall 2000 semester, the college put fire doors in that would automatically close portions of the hallway down in the event of a fire. Sadly, these doors prevented our "genius" plan by about 1 foot due to the frames on the fire doors and the dimensions of the hot tub. Looking back, it was quite a dumb idea to think that this would have brought the ladies in. At that age we weren't aware that it would have been creepy to girls and that it only works in 70's pron and for Quagmire.
 
2012-03-08 12:57:58 PM

Maus III: bourbonslurp: TFA is a little misleading. To me, "installed" means there was construction and plumping work involved. From the pic, it looks like "installed" means "inflated and assembled" to some people.

And of course by "God" you mean YOUR god. Because all of those other gods (especially all of those dirty brown people gods) are just made up foolishness. But oh no, not yours. Yours is real. Right?


Tagged as funny since there's no "Wow!!?" tag.

/brown dude who doesn't believe in gods
 
2012-03-08 01:00:41 PM
The dorm room I lived in for a year with another dude was so small that we couldn't have gotten a hot tub into it. The master bathroom in my house is bigger than it was (and I don't have a big house). There was basically room for 2 twin beds, 2 small desks, and a sink.

I would be more concerned about the power requirements for it. On campus dorms don't have to comply with NEC (well, isn't that special). They had the grounds tied to neutral in my case, which in a hot tub situation is a good way to get the crap shocked out of you.
 
2012-03-08 01:01:28 PM
I lived in my own apartment during university. I am really glad I missed out on the whole 'dorm experience'. I'll take clean sheets, lots of space, and regular shagging from live in girlfriend over drunken nonsense distracting me when I'm trying to study thermodynamics any day of the week.

Don't get me wrong, I partied a lot when I was in school. I did it on my own schedule though, not at the whims of my fellow students who happened to have a course load that was half of my own.
 
2012-03-08 01:03:14 PM
He's a senior who still lives in the dorms. He doesn't have any ladies in there...
 
2012-03-08 01:04:47 PM
And to think, I was so proud of my Espresso machine!
 
2012-03-08 01:12:41 PM
Came for Back to School and Coming to America references, leaving happy.
www.moviemarket.com
 
2012-03-08 01:13:44 PM

digidorm: A smallish hot tub might hold 375 gallons x 8.345lbs/gal = 3,129 lbs (plus the tub itself)

A queen waterbed is approximately 180 gallons x 8.345lbs/gal = 1,502 lbs (plus the frame)

So yeah, having a small hot tub is like two decent-sized waterbeds in the same room. Most dorms are built like tanks... but I'm sure the mold / catastrophic water displacement is the bigger risk anyway.

/I did the math, so you don't have to!


Think smaller. I have a 7 person hottub (outside on a reinforced concrete base) and it is only 450 gallons filled to the top. The Softubs that you could actually roll into the room hold 150-250 gallons at best. So really, about the same as a waterbed.
 
2012-03-08 01:18:51 PM
good times in the dorms....

we ran wiring all the way from our room down to the bathroom where
we placed speakers above the ceiling-great way to start the day...

were on second floor with the lobby roof outside the window- made a great
bb gun range.

water fights were common- favorite trick was to take a wastebasket,
fill it 2/3 full of water, then tip it carefully against the victim's door, then
bang real hard on the door and run like hell. a couple of the water
columns made it all the way to the wall about ten feet from the door.

Kegs were prohibited, but we'd toss a party with the keg hose running
through the wall through the catv holes.

Sauna: no problem. block off all the shower drains and run all showers
on full hot. let the water run out to the center floor drain. take lawn
chairs in and crank up the speakers above the ceiling....

it was good for a couple of years- then I discovered we could do all this
and more without an RA breathing down your back. moved into the
fraternity house the following two years.

My only regret is that if you had a great time someplace, you can't go back
and get it.
 
2012-03-08 01:45:11 PM
Ha, we did this in our friends dorm when I was a freshman at Arizona. Rearanged the whole dorm room so that the bunk beds would keep anyone from seeing it at the door.

Good times!
 
2012-03-08 01:57:27 PM
Mens Agitat Hottub.
 
2012-03-08 01:58:16 PM
LAKEWOOD represent-in'
 
2012-03-08 02:00:10 PM
Pretty sure structure modification is still illegal in most states for renters.
 
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