+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 98

Thread: Massive Fire in London

  1. #11
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 15,785
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    Link to centres offering help and aid - http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/14/how-to...ondon-6707464/
    Regards Neil

  2. #12
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 25,403
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Khan says "questions need to be answered". http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-14/s...r-block-blaze/

    Questions that should already have been asked and answered.

    Like why there is no means of dealing with fires in high rise buildings. Why the alarm system didn't operate? Why the single and only one way out was unsafe. Why flammable exterior cladding was chosen and recently installed? (a backhander or two behind that no doubt).

    Watching the footage shows the cladding ablaze and taking the fire up the structure.





    .
    Last edited by walpurgis; 14-06-2017 at 10:57.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  3. #13
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 25,403
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    The building has been declared 'structurally safe'. Rubbish! I know how fire affects buildings. That much sustained heat and with the undoubtedly high temperatures, will have blown and cracked much of the structural concrete. The reinforcing rods will have softened and lost much tensile strength and the steel girder and beam framework will have been similarly damaged. I would not wish to be the engineer stated the building was 'safe'. That'll come back and bite him (or her).
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  4. #14
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 15,785
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    I just want to commend Victoria Derbyshire's coverage earlier on the BBC, very human, full of compassion. At one point she hugged a man recounting his story - very moving.
    Regards Neil

  5. #15
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 16,580
    I'm Martin.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The building has been declared 'structurally safe'. Rubbish! I know how fire affects buildings. That much sustained heat and with the undoubtedly high temperatures, will have blown and cracked much of the structural concrete. The reinforcing rods will have softened and lost much tensile strength and the steel girder and beam framework will have been similarly damaged. I would not wish to be the engineer stated the building was 'safe'. That'll come back and bite him (or her).
    Seems a bit soon to be saying it is safe. Media getting it wrong again?

    Damage to concrete and steel will depend on the heat of the fire - that was an issue on 9/11 because of the aviation fuel. Furniture etc burning is nothing like as hot a fire.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

  6. #16
    Join Date: May 2008

    Location: Surrey

    Posts: 5,625
    I'm Rob.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    I just want to commend Victoria Derbyshire's coverage earlier on the BBC, very human, full of compassion. At one point she hugged a man recounting his story - very moving.
    +1
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

  7. #17
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 25,403
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    I wouldn't want to be living in the other similar blocks. Horrible thought, but to state the glaringly obvious, terrorists looking for easy targets will have spotted this. A petrol bomb would probably be all it takes for a repeat.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  8. #18
    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

    Posts: 2,294
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    The owner deserves to get prosecuted for this, and I highly doubt that their insurance will cover anything due to their negligence. People have been complaining about the fire risks for years.
    Mana Acoustics Racks >> Custom Silent Media Server >> Halide Bridge USB (with AQVOX USB power) >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

  9. #19
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 25,403
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yomanze View Post
    The owner deserves to get prosecuted for this
    The owner is the local council I believe.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  10. #20
    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

    Posts: 2,294
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The owner is the local council I believe.
    I think it was built by the council, but Rydon are the owners.
    Mana Acoustics Racks >> Custom Silent Media Server >> Halide Bridge USB (with AQVOX USB power) >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •