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(Huffington Post Canada)   Don't you just hate it when you're trapped in an elevator, with a toddler, and it starts filling with water, HOT water? So does this family   (huffingtonpost.ca) divider line 59
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2013-01-10 12:00:06 PM  
Boiled baby, mmm...
 
2013-01-10 12:24:59 PM  
How hot of water are we talking about here? I mean if it's scalding that's one thing, but if its' like a bath temperature that would probably be pretty comfortable.
 
2013-01-10 12:25:32 PM  
"Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called,"

Um, OK.
 
2013-01-10 12:36:56 PM  
Well first thing I'd do is stop filling the toddler with hot water.
 
2013-01-10 12:51:28 PM  
Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?
 
2013-01-10 12:53:57 PM  
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I do hate that, wang.
 
2013-01-10 12:54:57 PM  
If it starts getting too deep they can always stand on the toddler, no?
 
2013-01-10 12:56:09 PM  
Sounds like they needed to throw the baby out with the bathwater
 
2013-01-10 12:56:14 PM  

jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?


So it could be used as a flotation device in the event of a water landing, stupid...
 
2013-01-10 12:57:04 PM  

jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?


There is, it's at the top where the water came in.
 
2013-01-10 12:57:13 PM  
I'm rather surprised that the elevator is water-tight. I wouldn't think that the doors could seal and hold the water.
 
2013-01-10 12:57:25 PM  
Elevator doors can usually be cracked open a bit with enough effort. Maybe they couldn't have opened them all the way, and maybe there wouldn't have been much of an opening to walk through beyond the doors, but they could have at least drained away some of the water.
 
2013-01-10 12:57:36 PM  
Unless the elevator has a mechanical car door lock, you can normally manage to get the car door open. Put your hands near the edge of the door and use friction to get a grip, work the door back a bit and then grab the edge. After that, assuming you're at or near a stop, look for two things that looks like small wheels from an office cart. Squeeze them together and you can open the outer door.

This should only be used in times of emergency though, like when you'll be boiled alive or burned to death. You don't want to be crawling out of the car when it goes in motion and cuts you in half.

/annoyingly many of the new state codes require the mechanical car door lock to be installed, which makes it much harder to get out
//at which point, hope the escape hatch in the roof isn't bolted down that securely
 
2013-01-10 12:58:03 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

The reason I didn't go to see this movie. Fart jokes don't belong in a Three Stooges movie.
 
2013-01-10 01:01:40 PM  

gopher321: Boiled baby, mmm...


"I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ..."
 
2013-01-10 01:02:09 PM  
I was reading that and suddenly "Raiders March" popped into my head.
 
2013-01-10 01:03:07 PM  

jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?


Why would their be? I mean how many elevators encounter enough water to warrant a drainage hole.
 
2013-01-10 01:06:00 PM  
he slideshow for the Obvious Traps was more entertaining than the article.

//Free Hugs
 
2013-01-10 01:07:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: How hot of water are we talking about here? I mean if it's scalding that's one thing, but if its' like a bath temperature that would probably be pretty comfortable.


Except when the electricity comes back on. ZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!
 
2013-01-10 01:08:22 PM  
"Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called," said Henke...

That... that doesn't make sense.
 
2013-01-10 01:09:12 PM  
I got trapped in an elevator once. Didnt get flooded too, but the building people got me out. I did help someone else escape from an elevator that had stopped when there was a big power outage in this building I worked in. They had some crappy wiring so every time it rained steady for a few days power would crap out somewhere in the building. Usually it was the garage. But this one time the power went out in the whole building and this guy was trying to force his way out of the elevator he was doing a good job I just helped with a doors a bit since he was caught between floors and it was harder for him to get a good grip. The power was out for 2 days. Im just glad he didnt have to pick out a pee corner.
 
2013-01-10 01:10:36 PM  

TNel: jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?

Why would their be? I mean how many elevators encounter enough water to warrant a drainage hole.


How many electrical panels encounter water enough to warrant a drainage hole? Yet, there they are...right at the bottom.
 
2013-01-10 01:12:56 PM  
Forcing the elevator door might seem the obvious thing here, but what if it's one of those elevators where the door is a single slab that passes all the way across the doorway from one side? Those don't leave much of a gap for you to get leverage with, do they?
 
2013-01-10 01:13:58 PM  
"Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called,"

any quote in a storm, eh?
 
2013-01-10 01:20:08 PM  

John Napkintosh: Elevator doors can usually be cracked open a bit with enough effort. Maybe they couldn't have opened them all the way, and maybe there wouldn't have been much of an opening to walk through beyond the doors, but they could have at least drained away some of the water.


I have this feeling that if there was enough of a malfunction that the elevator wasn't moving AND the thing was filling with water, probably they also couldn't force the doors enough to let the water out. Call it a hunch.
 
2013-01-10 01:21:33 PM  
Pipe in an elevator.

Filling it up and your gonna drow-ow-ow-ow-ow-owwwwwwn

/falls off stage
/back into rehab
 
2013-01-10 01:23:29 PM  

TNel: jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?

Why would their be? I mean how many elevators encounter enough water to warrant a drainage hole.


Most elevator shafts have a fire suppression system in them (new builds at least), which means a sprinkler system. You think they'd have some kind of drainage set up for the event of a sprinkler malfunction.

NightSteel: Forcing the elevator door might seem the obvious thing here, but what if it's one of those elevators where the door is a single slab that passes all the way across the doorway from one side? Those don't leave much of a gap for you to get leverage with, do they?


Friction. Most door operators product less than 30 pounds of force (so they don't crush people when the laser or edge on the door fails to detect the body). A human being who is in shape and has an adrenaline rush should be able to handle that.
 
2013-01-10 01:24:14 PM  

jaylectricity: TNel: jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?

Why would their be? I mean how many elevators encounter enough water to warrant a drainage hole.

How many electrical panels encounter water enough to warrant a drainage hole? Yet, there they are...right at the bottom.


You mean the panels that are often attached to the outside of a home or building/structure that are constantly exposed to the elements vs. an indoor elevator in a building designed to keep the outside elements out?
 
2013-01-10 01:26:12 PM  
Henke said the family's cellphone wouldn't work, so a 911 call was made by someone outside who realized they were trapped.

"Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called," said Henke, who added fire crews had the water turned out and the family freed within 10 minutes of arriving.


What the fark am I reading here?
 
2013-01-10 01:28:54 PM  
I really hate it when I'm trapped in a toddler with water, and it starts filling with hot elevators.
 
2013-01-10 01:38:43 PM  
This is the building next to mine

/not so CSB
 
2013-01-10 01:45:04 PM  
The prospect of human soup gives me a lift.

/these sort of puns could escalate.
 
2013-01-10 01:45:24 PM  

the_sidewinder: This is the building next to mine

/not so CSB


can you run over with a bucket of hot water and test the doors.. If you're not back in 55 minutes i will call 911
 
2013-01-10 01:47:02 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Henke said the family's cellphone wouldn't work, so a 911 call was made by someone outside who realized they were trapped.

"Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called," said Henke, who added fire crews had the water turned out and the family freed within 10 minutes of arriving.

What the fark am I reading here?


Way too many double negatives there. I got totally lost.
 
2013-01-10 01:47:27 PM  
just noticed this at the top:

More: Scary, Pipe Bursting, Calgary, elevators, Great Wall of China, hot water, firefighters

Great Wall of China?? How the... what..
 
2013-01-10 01:50:38 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: "Their lives were never truly in danger unless 911 wasn't called," said Henke...

That... that doesn't make sense.


Sure it does! 911 was called, so help was coming. That means their lives weren't truly in danger.

Of course, you should never call 911 needlessly; you should only call 911 if your life is in danger... But since they did call 911, their life wasn't in danger, meaning they called 911 needlessly and should be charged.

Of course, if they didn't call 911, then their lives would be in danger, so it would be okay to call 911 in that situation.

But if they call 911, then...
 
2013-01-10 01:56:39 PM  
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Hot water burn baby! Hot water burn baby!

/oblig
 
2013-01-10 01:58:34 PM  
From the bottom of the article.

i.huffpost.com

Seems legit.
 
2013-01-10 01:58:42 PM  
So the building is called Luna (pretty sure it was Luna and not one of the adjacent sister building, Nova and Stella, as Luna is the brand new one) In that map, Luna is where the green rectangle is, and the local fire hall is in red. Having had a few fire alarms go off in my building (one block north of Luna), I can tell you that much of the 10 minutes was just the FD getting to the building. And some of that is because of the dumbass drivers that drive on 11th and 10th AvenuesBut I've had responses from that FD hall that have been quite slow, teh worst was when I was able to get out of the building with enough time to walk to the FD before they arrived. Normally though, they are there before I can get out of the building, as you would hope being that close to the fire hall
 
2013-01-10 02:00:50 PM  
farking hell, image didn't post. The ONE time I didn't preview...

i20.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-10 02:01:23 PM  

ha-ha-guy: You don't want to be crawling out of the car when it goes in motion and cuts you in half.


Happened to one of my coworkers in the early 90's.. The doors opened and the car was between floors. He panicked, tried to crawl out, the elevator adjusted to the proper position, and he got himself decapitated.

The only other person in the elevator was the 16-year old daughter of the company president. Riding to the top floor to see daddy on her first day of hew new summer job. She never showed up for her second day.
 
2013-01-10 02:05:50 PM  
With the power off, nothing holds the car doors shut.  They aren't latched (only the ones on the hoistway).
You can pull the car doors open and then release the catch on the hoistway doors.
 
2013-01-10 02:09:00 PM  

CaptSS: jaylectricity: TNel: jaylectricity: Why wouldn't there be some sort of drainage hole in the elevator?

Why would their be? I mean how many elevators encounter enough water to warrant a drainage hole.

How many electrical panels encounter water enough to warrant a drainage hole? Yet, there they are...right at the bottom.

You mean the panels that are often attached to the outside of a home or building/structure that are constantly exposed to the elements vs. an indoor elevator in a building designed to keep the outside elements out?


Both.
 
2013-01-10 02:10:59 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Well first thing I'd do is stop filling the toddler with hot water.


The Aristocrats could work that into the act.
 
2013-01-10 02:12:14 PM  
Better water than this:

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2013-01-10 02:15:12 PM  
HighOnCraic 2013-01-10 01:01:40 PM

gopher321: Boiled baby, mmm...

"I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ..."


Thanks Mr. Fish
 
2013-01-10 02:18:46 PM  
www.smartcitymemphis.com
 
2013-01-10 02:30:02 PM  

RickN99: ha-ha-guy: You don't want to be crawling out of the car when it goes in motion and cuts you in half.

Happened to one of my coworkers in the early 90's.. The doors opened and the car was between floors. He panicked, tried to crawl out, the elevator adjusted to the proper position, and he got himself decapitated.

The only other person in the elevator was the 16-year old daughter of the company president. Riding to the top floor to see daddy on her first day of hew new summer job. She never showed up for her second day.


Was the daughter hot?
 
2013-01-10 02:42:26 PM  
Henke said the family's cellphone wouldn't work, so a 911 call was made by someone outside who realized they were trapped.

Every elevator I've been in has a phone. What elevator doesn't have a phone?
 
2013-01-10 02:43:30 PM  

RickN99: ha-ha-guy: You don't want to be crawling out of the car when it goes in motion and cuts you in half.

Happened to one of my coworkers in the early 90's.. The doors opened and the car was between floors. He panicked, tried to crawl out, the elevator adjusted to the proper position, and he got himself decapitated.

The only other person in the elevator was the 16-year old daughter of the company president. Riding to the top floor to see daddy on her first day of hew new summer job. She never showed up for her second day.


I imagine the daughter freaked out and convinced the guy to go get help. She'll never admit to it, but it will haunt her.
 
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