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This guy is a member on another board I'm on. His 900sqft garage caught fire and he lost 3 cars and bikes, a project car and a shitload of tools :(

Needless to say I was at a loss of words.

1990 300ZXTT (cleanest Z I have ever seen in pictures)
1946 Harley Davidson Knucklehead
1971 Lamborghini Jarama
1971 Lotus Europa
2001 YZF R6
2004 YZF R1
Twin Hayabusa La Bala project







The shop.




My motorcycles, the R1 on the right, R6 on the left.


My twin Hayabusa powered project car.


'71 Lamborghini Jarama, 1 0f 177.

My toolboxes and other destruction.



R6 brake rotors.


Racecar transmission, notice straightcut gears. There is a '71 Lotus Europa underneath.
1946 Harley Davidson Knucklehead.


What's left of my 3 sets of track wheels.


Carbon fiber cloth is made of carbon = non flamable. The resin is however so I'm left with the fabric.


The boxes burned...


My vintage Bridgeport mill.


My beloved 1990 300ZX Twin Turbo. This car was my BABY! Words cannot describe...




Blitz wheels and Wilwoods.....$$$$$



The Z in all it's glory. I still can't believe it's gone.

How to make a 25 year old man cry like a baby.
 

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damn dood..that was shitty. i feel for the guy
 

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how did it even happen?

That sucks man.

I am pretty much in awe...
 

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how did it even happen?

That sucks man.

I am pretty much in awe...
I'm not sure, I was wondering the same but in the description of the Youtube video he said the cause was not yet known

I thought it was crazy how the frames of the R1 and R6 just vaporized... The only trace of them is whats left of the engines, the rotors, an exhaust can and what looks like a sprocket.
 

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x2 on the insurance part... hopefully he wasn't stupid and kept insurance on all of those toys.
 

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That sucks. It's crazy that it was hot enough to melt all the aluminum from the bikes. What sucks the most is that there were vintage and rare cars in there. I'd be more upset about those than the Z, it'd be easy to find another one of those. I can understand being upset about losing all the work put into it though.
 

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2x on that shit my garage will have it i dont give a shit about the house thats repalceable my truck and my toys well.....no.
 

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Yea my Garage at home in MI has one per bay and its a 3 car. , and I live in an APT in FL and my garage in the apt has 2 in it..

I dont see why more people dont do it, its not really that expensive, and it will and could of saved all of that.
I don't think I've been in a house with sprinklers out here, not even newer ones. Apartments and hotels yeah, but that's it. But you are right, it would make sense to have it at least in your garages and stuff.

Can you actually say that it would have saved everything without knowing the cause of the fire though? I mean I'm sure you know a lot more about that stuff than I but it looks like that fire had tons of fuel.
 

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I don't think I've been in a house with sprinklers out here, not even newer ones. Apartments and hotels yeah, but that's it. But you are right, it would make sense to have it at least in your garages and stuff.

Can you actually say that it would have saved everything without knowing the cause of the fire though? I mean I'm sure you know a lot more about that stuff than I but it looks like that fire had tons of fuel.
No sprinkler system can save "EVERYTHING" they are really supressing systems, to help contain the fire until a larger unit of water arrives (AKA Fire Dept) I can say, if a sprinkler system was properly placed, it SHOULD of contained the fire, and most likely saved the building.


It is rare to see them in houses even new ones, due to the fact that they do cost money, but they can always be put in, after. House builders like to keep costs low, a Full system (A REAL NICE ONE) can cost upwards of $10k for a house. For a garage your looking at 1k - 2k depending on water sources available.

Most upper class homes do have these, they use the PLATE system where it looks like a disk, and it kind of hides the sprinkler head.


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Also if the sprinkler system can keep the wood wet, it will help prevent the fire from spreading.
 

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No sprinkler system can save "EVERYTHING" they are really supressing systems, to help contain the fire until a larger unit of water arrives (AKA Fire Dept) I can say, if a sprinkler system was properly placed, it SHOULD of contained the fire, and most likely saved the building.


It is rare to see them in houses even new ones, due to the fact that they do cost money, but they can always be put in, after. House builders like to keep costs low, a Full system (A REAL NICE ONE) can cost upwards of $10k for a house. For a garage your looking at 1k - 2k depending on water sources available.

Most upper class homes do have these, they use the PLATE system where it looks like a disk, and it kind of hides the sprinkler head.


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Also if the sprinkler system can keep the wood wet, it will help prevent the fire from spreading.
its a lot chaper than replacing 100,000 dollars worth of shit!
 

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That sucks. I would probably be worthless for about a week and the local store wouldn't have anymore SoCo or JD.


As for fire suppression - Halon dump. That is all.
 
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