bdub77: Because when it's hot and burning in a building there's nothing I go to faster than something long and heat conductive.
tricycleracer: bdub77: Because when it's hot and burning in a building there's nothing I go to faster than something long and heat conductive.Hey, the mandated fire stairs at my condo are made of wood.
Sybarite: My high school had emergency spiral slides attached to the outside of the building. I regret never giving them a try.
show me: Now, I wonder how they would test such a thing...
namegoeshere: I thought in the event of a fire, they'd all just switch apartments.
PunGent: I'm curious about the "deploys at the touch of a button" part...how fast?Will it telescope down and cold-cock some poor firefight at the bottom?You KNOW some kid will push that button, long before there's a fire...
genepool lifeboat: namegoeshere: I thought in the event of a fire, they'd all just switch apartments.Win.
pute kisses like a man: tricycleracer: bdub77: Because when it's hot and burning in a building there's nothing I go to faster than something long and heat conductive.Hey, the mandated fire stairs at my condo are made of wood.i don't think you're supposed to use the fire escape if the fire escape is the part of the building that's on fire. and if the whole building's on fire, you're dead no matter what the fire escape is made out of. the fire escape is like the parking brake. it's better than nothing in the event that your real brakes stopped working.
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Molavian: Rescue Reel.I may buy one.
Anastacya: Um, the slide is metal. In a fire, wouldn't it heat up (not to mention the body heat and friction heat from so many people sliding down it) and make it unusable? I am sure that many would say that the sheer awesomeness of a slide outweighs this, but I can see someone, in the panic of a fire and not wearing heavy clothing, sliding down the chute and burning the hell out of their legs and ass.And no, I am not saying that the slide should be plastic, I am just curious if the metal is a somewhat bad idea...
LadyBelgara: bdub77: Because when it's hot and burning in a building there's nothing I go to faster than something long and heat conductive.I'm really glad I'm not the only one that thought of this.
BitwiseShift: In Best Korea slide makes you go up.
squibbits: Wouldn't work here. The slide would get blocked by an idiot trying to carry his TV down it.
mjjt: Imagine if they'd had that on the WTCI know, some lard arse wd have blocked it in the first 5 minutes, but just think of the exit velocity of someone coming down from the 70th floor(and don't bother telling me it wouldn't happen that way)
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