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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Last february, two men in Russia died after coming out of the sauna. They had the intention of refreshing themselves by jumping on a pool of cold water. However the water in the pool had been boiled by error.
A third man that was present tried in vain to save them but nothing could be done !

TWO Russian men died in a sauna after jumping into a plunge pool that had accidentally been heated to boiling point, investigators and media said.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyl...ishap/story-e6frfhk6-1225836428560



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User currently offlineaircatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

That's a hell of a heating system, that can heat an entire pool to 100C.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7301 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Boiled people wouldn't be as tasty as boiled lobster, but seriously what a horrible way to go, I hope it was quick.

User currently offlinebongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3573 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Bizarre, and to be honest seemingly very unlikely to happen as reported.

Why would a plunge pool have the facility to have its water heated at all, even less likely to boiling point. Hot water systems normally only go to a maximum of about 80c at the boiler, they are not designed to boil, as boiling water in the pipes makes a hell of a racket to strat with.
And then it takes a lot of effort to fill a pool big enough for two people.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14006 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Actually many hot water systems are limited to 60 centigrades, because, if the water is hard, limescale will start to fall out and to clog up the pipes above this temperature.

Jan


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

I call BS on this one.    First you would need one hell of a system to heat an entire pool to boiling. Second, we all know what boiling water looks like in a pot on the stove. The pool would look the same way. Also there would be lots of steam coming out of the water. Anyone with any common sense would know better than to jump into boiling water.

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6704 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

A different take on the story here which seems to be a more reasonable explaination for why the water was hot, at least...

http://www.austriantimes.at/news/Aro...03-03/21247/Sauna_man_boiled_alive

The two teachers thought they'd filled the plunge pool with cold water but had turned on the hot tap instead sending gallons of boiling water into the tank, say police in Kirowie, Russia.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Boiling water out of a tap?  

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Are they eligible for the Darwin Awards?

User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

I was expecting it to say they were hand picked from a large tank in a restaurant and served up as a main course!


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User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

I don't think that we are actually talking about boiling water in reality, I sounds as thought the error was to fill the plunge pool only from the Hot tap, this would result in some very hot water, no boiling but certainly hot enough to scold, burn the body at a cellular level, lets not forget you do not have to exceed the normal body temp by much to cause irepubal damage.


Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 7):
Boiling water out of a tap?

Well, I live in Holland, and here the hot water from the tap is really hot . The reason for this system is to kill any bacterias. Sweden doesn't use this system as there they have filters to sort that out. So the hot water never gets close to the boiling point. But here in Holland the hot water is no joke as it's close to the boiling point. And I can well imagine that if you jump in a tank with water as hot as we have it here, your gone. Maybe they use the same system in Russia.

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

I agree with some of the other posters.

I don't believe that really happened. It is pretty obvious when water is boiling due to a lot of steam and bubbles. Also the heating system is not geared to heating a whole pool and that to 100c degrees. Doesn't make sense.


User currently offlineSlimShady From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

I belive it.

I was in Mexico on vacation with the wife a few years ago, and our villa had a private heated plunge pool. We asked the front desk to heat up the plunge pool and they left the heater on waaaaay to long. Seriously, I stepped my foot into it and it was really really hot!!! It burned like crap, and that after just being in the water for just a second. Imagine if I had jumped in, instead of walking down the steps, I may have suffered the same fate as those poor guys.


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