I’m a new chapter advisor for my fraternity at my Alma mater. It’s that time of the year again. Back to school and fall rush. I wanted to think of something that would attract potential new members. Me and the fraternity brothers came up with an idea, but it blew up in our faces…well, multi-purpose room.
We thought it would be cool if we placed an above ground pool in our multi-purpose room. You know, a DIY indoor pool. The set up was easy. Our multi-purpose room is wide and high. No problem right?
We had a party Friday night to test the pool out. Me, some actives, and some girls. The hose fitted into our pool perfectly, we had no problem getting the pool wet. I was concerned that it wasn’t long enough to go from the outside to the inside.
We had a good ol time. Beer, inflatable furniture, and music. Everything went well until all of the sudden the whole fucking pool crashed into the basement! Thank God no one was in it when it happened. We were outside eating.
How on earth do we fix the floor in our multi-purpose room and the ceiling in our basement? We could have someone to fix it, but then it would get reported to the university. We want to avoid that, because they might shut down our house.
You need to call a licensed engineer and building contractor.
This is not something you can address by yourselves. The work will need to be signed off on by building inspectors at multiple points in the process.
You honestly didn’t see the risk in 50,000 lbs. of water?
(although we’re all wondering if it will be your last, too.)
But do tell us how you managed to siphon out all the water from the basement without anybody noticing.
And pleasetell us why you’re afraid the university might shut down the house…is there a rule on campus that forbids installing pools? Or maybe it’s because you were also using inflatable furniture, which must surely be a violation of the rules requiring proper decorum at campus events?
(and , just in case the OP was serious: hire a structural engineer right now. Before somebody gets killed.)
I needed to replace the chain in my transfer case on my Chevy truck. So naturally I pulled it off the truck, wheeled it to the elevator in dorm building on a transmission jack, and took it up to my 5th floor room to rebuild it.
What could be simpler :rolleyes:
Note to others: Once off the vehicle, a 1976 Chevy transfer case will leek all of it’s 90weight oil. Four quarts of 90w spread out on the floor in a small enclosed room, does not smell very good.