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Old 07-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #31
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It looks like everything got cleaned up pretty quickly at AKL! That must have been some story to tell once you got home if you were the culprit
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:44 PM   #32
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Even 40 minutes is way too long for water to flow from the sprinkler. The fire alarm system should have gone off once the indicator/flapper moved in the system indicating water flowing in the pipe. It shouldn't take that long to close the valve on that portion of the system to shut off water flow.

And nothing smells worse than water from the sprinkler system.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #33
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I am a health inspector and the engineer at one of the hotels I inspect told me that sometimes people hang their shirts/hangers onto the sprinkler head causing it to go off and flood everything. There's a lot of rocket scientists out there!

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Old 07-23-2013, 09:53 PM   #34
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We had a construction crew knock the head off a sprinkler at work. Only the fire department can shut off the water. The flow from a broken head can flood a room in just a couple of minutes. Luckily the plumber on site for the construction was able to use PVC to reroute the water out of the building or the mess could have been worse. It took about twenty minutes to shut off the water from initial break to shut down by the Fire Department. So Forty minutes could be accurate in this incident - my guess is he hung something from it causing it to break.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #35
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Where I live a student flew a toy helicopter into a sprinkler head causing the school to flood. It apparently caused several thousand dollars worth of damage.
Chesterfield??? If so my ds was there that day.
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