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Do not even think about parking here
Posted By: bobbotron, 05-19-2016, 06:47 PM

Odd valve and sign in Ottawa, then a driver drove up in front of it.


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The driver seems to have a scratched mirror, so I am guessing it's not the first time parking in unusual spots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
Odd valve and sign in Ottawa, then a driver drove up in front of it.
The valve reminds me of a person wearing an old style gas mask.

Could it be a hydrant for the fire services? They have no qualms with gaining access through a car in circumstances like this.
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Looks like a fire department connection.

Too funny, at first glance I thought it was a dog wearing goggles in the driver's seat

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It does look like an alien looking strait at the camera
You never now in Ottawa.
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Got a photo of the pipe this morning!

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
Do not even think about parking here
Must just be an illiterate driver to miss that sign like that or alternatively a huge fine notice, for so doing may well work better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tas Quote
The valve reminds me of a person wearing an old style gas mask.

Could it be a hydrant for the fire services? They have no qualms with gaining access through a car in circumstances like this.
Yes, it's a standpipe. That is a dry pipe within the building. Typically, it may be connected to hoses on each floor. If not, there are connections for the fire department to attach their own hoses on each floor. So, the pumper pulls up, connects to the hydrant, connects to the standpipe, then provides large volumes of high pressure water to the firefighters on each floor.

The fire department would either bash out the windows to connect hoses if there were a car parked there (typically large diameter relatively rigid hoses are used there) or they'd just use the truck to push the car out of the way. Either way, a car parked there won't be in good shape if a fire occurs.

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Yes, it's a standpipe. That is a dry pipe within the building. Typically, it may be connected to hoses on each floor. If not, there are connections for the fire department to attach their own hoses on each floor. So, the pumper pulls up, connects to the hydrant, connects to the standpipe, then provides large volumes of high pressure water to the firefighters on each floor.

The fire department would either bash out the windows to connect hoses if there were a car parked there (typically large diameter relatively rigid hoses are used there) or they'd just use the truck to push the car out of the way. Either way, a car parked there won't be in good shape if a fire occurs.
I would pay to see that. Or better yet, photograph it!

Thanks for the info, interesting!
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Great scene in the movie Backdraft with a Beamer or Mercedes and just such a situation with a hydrant. At the end of the scene, the car had enough water in it to go swimming! Curt Russel's comment, before breaking the window to pass the hose through (sarcastically) "Oh, this just breaks my heart!"

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
I would pay to see that. Or better yet, photograph it!

Thanks for the info, interesting!
Wonder if this will work:

https://www.google.com/search?q=car+parked+in+front+hydrant+fire&safe=off&cl...&bih=511&dpr=3
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