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shepherd
10-16-2006, 05:15 PM
Keep a rubber hose in the bathroom. :rolleyes:

U.S. Patent No. 4,320,756: http://v3.espacenet.com/textdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=US4320756&F=0&QPN=US4320756

"Fresh-air breathing device and method"

William O. Holmes of Belmont California USA

ABSTRACT: The recent rash of fires in high-rise hotels and deaths occasioned thereby has given rise to the need for a breathing device and method for supplying a hotel guest and/or fireman with fresh air until he can be rescued. The device and method of this invention provide for the insertion of a breathing tube through the water trap of a toilet to expose an open end thereof to fresh air from a vent pipe connected to a sewer line of the toilet, to enable the user to breathe fresh air through the tube.

Doug G
10-16-2006, 05:21 PM
:eek:
So what does the safety / instruction manual for that one look like ..
Step one, insert tube
Step two, blow hard to clear possible "debris" from line before inhaling ...

H20skeefreek
10-16-2006, 05:24 PM
That's friggin' gross. I'd rather breathe the smoke.

Just a little FYI. No one has EVER died in a hotel fire where the hotel was equipped with a sprinkler system. Learned that while taking an OSHA class in college.