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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
    More: Scary, Pipe Bursting, Calgary, elevators, Great Wall of China, hot water, firefighters  
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2013-01-10 02:51:45 PM  
It hate it when I'm trapped anywhere with a toddler who's filling with hot water.

(Sure glad I was the first person to notice the dangling participle....)
 
2013-01-10 02:57:34 PM  

Pawprint: It hate it when I'm trapped anywhere with a toddler who's filling with hot water.

(Sure glad I was the first person to notice the dangling participle....)


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


You weren't, 4th comment.
 
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2013-01-10 03:06:26 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.


And that's why you hit the emergency stop first.
 
2013-01-10 03:16:14 PM  

db2: And that's why you hit the emergency stop first.


The car's emergency stop can be overridden though. So even then you want to be careful. It keeps the elevator from moving, unless some tech or possibly a dude with a fireman's key (depending on how it is wired) starts giving the elevator commands.
 
2013-01-10 03:32:44 PM  
The best part is that the building is only a year old and it's falling apart already, just like most of the buildings in this province. Hurray building boom!
 
2013-01-10 03:47:02 PM  
Did the adults begin a discussion about whether or not the Godfather movie was 'too aware of itself'?
 
2013-01-10 04:16:26 PM  

rf134a: The best part is that the building is only a year old and it's falling apart already, just like most of the buildings in this province. Hurray building boom!


It isn't even a year old yet, still under our pathetically short warranty!
 
2013-01-11 10:20:37 AM  
A fireman would be an idiot to engage a stuck elevator without having someone at the floor where the elevator was stuck communicating with the occupants.   This is required by most fire departments with a written procedure.   In fact, almost every procedure involves KILLING the power to the elevator at the equipment room.   The usual way of moving the elevator is to manually crank the cable (or bleed the hydraulics) to move it.

I don't know of any elevator that the fire service mode overrides the emergency stop.   In fact, the emergency stop is an essential way of the operation in the fire service mode to stop the elevator when you indeed want it to stop.
 
2013-01-11 11:29:10 PM  

rnatalie: I don't know of any elevator that the fire service mode overrides the emergency stop.   In fact, the emergency stop is an essential way of the operation in the fire service mode to stop the elevator when you indeed want it to stop.


And yet, despite what written procedure says people still do it. Just like elevator techs jump out things (or well they used to on the older boards) to move shiat along. Or some guy things the elevator is marked as out of service, so he's dicking around with it in the machine room and traps a passenger onboard (I've seen it happen on one man service jobs, something isn't marked properly).

Secondly your point about fire service and emergency stop is just wrong, at least by my state code. When the fire key is in the car, then yes emergency stop in the car rules. However when the car itself is not in fire service, you can override emergency stop. After all if some guy passes out in the car and falls against the emergency stop button in the process, while the car is between stops, you have to be able to get him out somehow and bringing the car to a stop is a much more attractive option than playing with the escape hatch.

/plus you can override almost anything via the machine room, be it jumpers or a tool on the boards with microprocessors
 
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