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By ChrisinTurner - 16 April 2009 17

DJ’s in Civic has had extensive water damage from its sprinkler system and may be closed for weeks.

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harvyk1 9:36 am 17 Apr 09

NickD said :

bd84 said :

Must be costing them more in repairs than in the sale they’re making.

Especially when it occurs on public service payday!

Nah, their insurance would cover the disruption, the lost sales, and the lost stock.

BerraBoy68 10:41 pm 16 Apr 09

xyro said :

LOL – takes me back to my first job with a plumber, my boss did something similar at Grace Bros in Forbes…. they had a fantastic damaged goods sale….The down side was the basement flooded, and that was where the shut off valve was!..Seems the flange failed about 5.36pm Friday night, and as was the case back in the day, was not discovered till 8.45 am Monday….Thats a lot of water!!

LOL. I’ve learned from experience that the water in those pipes gets very, very dirty from rust, crap in the system etc. In short you’re not left with clean water to mop up, more like brown sludge. There must be a lot of ruined clothes in DJs.

NickD 9:29 pm 16 Apr 09

bd84 said :

Must be costing them more in repairs than in the sale they’re making.

Especially when it occurs on public service payday!

SheepGroper 9:23 pm 16 Apr 09

Sammy said :

Obviously it’s an embarrassment to someone, as WIN News made a special point of saying they weren’t allowed to film inside the Canberra Centre.

I noticed that, it reminded me of another post on RA where permission was denied to take photos in the new Canberra Centre, probably when it first opened, but it was the Centre management that refused.

xyro 9:20 pm 16 Apr 09

LOL – takes me back to my first job with a plumber, my boss did something similar at Grace Bros in Forbes…. they had a fantastic damaged goods sale….The down side was the basement flooded, and that was where the shut off valve was!..Seems the flange failed about 5.36pm Friday night, and as was the case back in the day, was not discovered till 8.45 am Monday….Thats a lot of water!!

Holden Caulfield 9:20 pm 16 Apr 09

screaming banshee said :

Perhaps while they’re cleaning up they could put a wheelchair ramp in instead of just having steps at one of the entrances.

Huh?

There’s access suitable for wheelchair access on the ground floor at the entrance opposite Vodafone/Centrepoint, also near the cosmetic counter on the same level.

On lower ground you can get in near the porcelain/glassware section. The upper level entrance is also okay.

Sure, not every entrance is suitable, but out of the six entrances to the store four are suitable for wheelchair entry.

Sammy 9:10 pm 16 Apr 09

Obviously it’s an embarrassment to someone, as WIN News made a special point of saying they weren’t allowed to film inside the Canberra Centre.

bd84 8:44 pm 16 Apr 09

It has rained more inside that store than it has in the past 5+ years across the rest of Canberra. I think that’s at least the 4th time now from storms or the sprinkler system.. Must be costing them more in repairs than in the sale they’re making.

I was wondering what was the go when I went to browse at lunch time. I wandered off instead of asking the people the same question they’d probably been asked hundreds of times.

sepi 8:24 pm 16 Apr 09

Hasn’t this happened about 3 times already?

Felix the Cat 8:17 pm 16 Apr 09

I heard on the radio that there were workmen working on the fire system and somehow they accidently set it off.

NickD 6:12 pm 16 Apr 09

When I went past at lunch the woman at the door said they’d be open in about 15 minutes…

Madman 3:34 pm 16 Apr 09

This happened not that long ago…. Is it an actual fire that has caused this?
Cause usually the sprinklers only go off individually when the mercury hits it’s largest expansion point and explodes the small glass cylinder.

Why does DJ have this old conventional type of fire system if this keeps forcing closure….

OzChick 3:22 pm 16 Apr 09

Okie. I’ll take my Krudd money somewhere else.

screaming banshee 3:08 pm 16 Apr 09

Perhaps while they’re cleaning up they could put a wheelchair ramp in instead of just having steps at one of the entrances.

Fiona 3:05 pm 16 Apr 09

but but I wanted to spend money there.

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