ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Do you count seconds?
by gfretwell - 12/05/19 07:36 PM
"Esoteric" countries and their wiring practices?
by Texas_Ranger - 12/02/19 10:52 AM
Look at this mess...
by NORCAL - 11/15/19 10:21 PM
Fire source!
by sabrown - 11/07/19 08:39 AM
New in the Gallery:
FPE Breaker panel in germany
What is this for?
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 4 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Confused?, I am #121557 07/22/05 10:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,263
Trumpy Offline OP
Member
Photo submitted by George Corron

Which way is out then?.

[Linked Image]

Thanks George!. [Linked Image]

Tools for Electricians:
Re: Confused?, I am #121558 07/23/05 12:14 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 625
S
SolarPowered Offline
Member
I'll admit that I've been known to chew out the folks at the local Safeway when I go in there late at night, and the door that's placarded "THIS DOOR MUST REMAIN UNLOCKED DURING BUSINESS HOURS" is locked, with several feet of merchandise stacked in front of it. Not that it does me any good--they just look at me like I'm some sort of a kook. Maybe if I'd stopped by right after the Great White disaster...

Anyway, I suspect that the photo is of the entrance to a stairwell that's a legally-required fire exit, and management has decided that they were getting riffraff sneaking around in the stairwells, and locked them off with high-security locks.

They'll be in a heap of trouble when the building burns, and fifty people die because the fire exits were locked. That's happened way too many times.


(Edited to note: I meant "riffraff" in the satirical sense, as a jab at those who think it is more important to control people than it is to keep people from dying in a fire. It's not a word I normally use to describe people.)


[This message has been edited by SolarPowered (edited 07-25-2005).]

Re: Confused?, I am #121559 07/23/05 06:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Alan Belson Offline
Member
Doing my Sherlock Holmes act; I'm surmising that the blue door is an exclusive washroom facility?- note the narrowness of the room and the card entry type of lock and the very nice decor. Very low ceilings; (is this a prefabricated lightweight-building?)- and a narrow door reveal resulted in a poor placement of signs- there is no room on the reveal or the ceiling - and the correct exit route is actually posted just in shot on the left. In this scenario, the sign on the door saying 'this is not an exit' is actually an attempt to remedy the bad placement of the exit signs, not a 'keep the riff-raff out' one. I have seen the solution to this quandry on big modern English-Channel Ferries running Caen-Portsmouth, where narrow corridors and low ceilings in the cabin areas present the same problems. The exit route markings are on the deck ( floor), as lit or reflective arrows, because in a fire situation high signs like those depicted are often also obscured by smoke. You get near the floor in a fire- thats where the clearer air is.
It's a real pity that door wasn't painted yellow, then I could have done my "It's a lemon-entry, my dear Watson." joke!
Alan
PS Rejected the idea of a hotel/motel room, as there is no door number.

[This message has been edited by Alan Belson (edited 07-23-2005).]


Wood work but can't!
Re: Confused?, I am #121560 07/24/05 09:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 394
B
Big Jim Offline
Member
I'd hazard a guess that the actual exit is down the corridor to the left of the door and there is an issue with the placement of the exit sighs.


Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
togol
togol
NW In. USA
Posts: 421
Joined: September 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
NORCAL 1
Popular Topics(Views)
261,138 Are you busy
196,273 Re: Forum
185,542 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3