Since when do Lifts have water fire sprinklers in them?

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I refer to a current Toyota with two blokes in a lift "still feeling it". In all the lifts I've ever been in there has never been a water sprinkler in them.
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Reply By: KevinE - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 at 23:19

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019 at 23:19
I worked in a large building in 1992 that had sprinklers in the lifts way back then & they weren't new. That's about 26-27 years ago.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:15

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:15
Bit hard to reticulate the water along with the cables.

There will be sprinkler heads in the pit and probably up the walls.
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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:34

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:34
Rod
Rather than worry about sprinklers in lifts, I would be more concered with what the two blokes are "feeling".

EDIT
Rod. After reading responses, the answer to your question is, "before you were born" it seems.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:58

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 08:58
Rod, would you like to rephrase your message in English so we can understand what you are on about?
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:29

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:29
If you have seen the tv ad he is referring to, it's easy to understand his post.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:42

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:42
And if not, it's not.
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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:05

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:05
Kind of obvious that isn't it.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:15

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:15
You might want to replace the "we" with "I" in your follow up Peter.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 11:13

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 11:13
I don't watch much commercial TV and when I do I record it so I can fast forward through the commercials. A lot of my friends do the same.

I take it the subject is about a Toyota commercial. If the OP had have been literate enough to spell that out I would have known what he was talking about.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 11:52

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 11:52
There is often a lot of gobbeldy gook in intros and body of posts. Yes, we can work out what they are meaning, or at least some think they can, some are confused and see in various ways. Some even get offended and rally on behalf of the presenter of the gobbeldy gook / obtuse posts.
It is no good saying you don't have to read it, it is there to be read isn't it?
Where possible the post should be unambiguous and mean something, surely!
We can all improve our written and expressed points of view. Why not try before you die.
Oh, and "speak proper two".
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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:58

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:58
Off topic Rule

This Forum is for discussing issues relevant to self-drive camping/caravanning adventures in Australia. Do not post about current affairs, local news or personal interests that are not relevant to this sites' themed content. Posts containing links to another website without giving sufficient clarification as to the relevance of the information to be found there are also considered "off topic".
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:39

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:39
Yes Master , this advert very obviously has NOTHING to do with 'self -drive' camping /caravaning in Australia at ALL .. oops , here I thought the add was for TOYOTA [ you know , the biggest selling 4X4 in Australia used for 'self drive camping and caravanning adventures in Australia ] notwithstanding that [ ohh let me pull a figure out of nowhere ] at a minimum 48% of Explore Oz members drive a TOYOTA ...so a $1 bet will give you $10 the discussion is in fact within the 'RULES'.....
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:32

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:32
I guess that's the end of the "Friday Funnies' then.
Hope you haven't ever posted to that garrycol?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 11:08

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 11:08
Sorry just quoting the rules that this forum has set for itself.

If posts like this are fine and I personally have no issues with them, then the owners need to change the rules.

I didnt write the rule.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 11:40

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019 at 11:40
well don't forget to air your thoughts in the funnies tomorrow.
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Reply By: Kenell - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:02

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:02
I understood the post to be about a lighthearted observation / error in an ad. But reading the responses I am clearly wrong. It seems it is far more important than that.

Strewth the world must be in better shape than I thought if this is deserving of the attention it is getting. Lets lighten up a bit eh.
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:43

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 12:43
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 13:14

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 13:14
The question is not relevant to the forum rules - but yes, most lifts do have sprinkler systems fitted - but they never spray the occupants, they spray the lifting mechanisms above (or below) the lift cabin - and also spray the bottom of the lift well, where fires can start from accumulated flammable debris.

The sprinkler systems are designed to ensure the lift occupants don't get drowned, or even soaking wet, or covered in any type of fire extinguishing product.

And as Equinox's scan points out, any electrical components around lifts are sprayed with "C" class (electrical fire) dry powder or carbon dioxide.
Never use any water or foam fire extinguisher on an electrical fire, you are likely to get electrocuted.

Building codes Australia - Lifts

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Kenell - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 13:28

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 13:28
Yes the sprinkler heads are at the top and bottom of the shafts and in machine rooms adjacent. I think that was the original point - strange to see a sprinkler head in the elevator car.
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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 14:01

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019 at 14:01
Didn't secret agents 86 & 99 get trapped in one in the 60's and nearly drowned ? Looked pretty dangerous to me haha.
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