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Offline turboguzzi

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dont they ever learn?
« on: January 21, 2021, 02:34:55 pm »
first the national motorcycle museum in UK and now this? Wot? no frigging fire alarms? WTF? just hard to believe.

https://www.visordown.com/news/general/top-mountain-crosspoint-museum-burns-down-over-200-historic-motorcycles-lost

the race bikes loss hurts even more, that dustbin NSU must be priceless!


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Offline gschuld

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Re: dont they ever learn?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:18:52 pm »
Oh, that’s awful.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 07:22:04 am »
I cannot understand it either, it went up like a tinderbox. How any insurance companies would allow this without a splinkler system is beyond reason. It's heartbreaking and maddening at the same time.

Terrible loss.

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Re: dont they ever learn?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 07:35:04 am »
https://www.viega.com/en/company/references/top-mountain-crosspoint.html

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On the Timmelsjoch, Austria, at an Alpine height of 2,200 m, the 'Top Mountain Crosspoint' has been erected in an extremely short space of time.

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"Up here, safety has quite a different significance than down in the valley – and that applies to the supply of drinking water and heating as well," emphasizes engineer Siegfried Hummel, head of the BSE firm responsible, Hummel GmbH located in neighbouring Längenfeld in Ötztal.
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Re: dont they ever learn?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 10:38:47 am »
 Even a limited supply of water might have controlled it early on.
   I knew a guy that owned a sprinkler company. His own house burned, it had no sprinklers due to lack of water supply, his next house on that site had a dry/wet sprinkler system fed by a natural gas generator driven pump plumbed to his swimming pool.   
   We had just finished a 110 unit retirement home and he took the entire crew to fix/replace his house, he hired plumbers and didn't need me and afterwards stayed in the plumbing business too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 04:53:34 pm »
I cannot understand it either, it went up like a tinderbox. How any insurance companies would allow this without a splinkler system is beyond reason. It's heartbreaking and maddening at the same time.

Terrible loss.
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Re: dont they ever learn?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 01:13:48 am »
Just think of the bikes that was borrowed from private collectors. The owners must be gutted.  :-[CCPC

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 09:53:28 am »
you would hope that they were well insured . i am upset that i didnt visit while i could , i have been to most of the european bike museums but this one eluded me .