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AUXILIARY PIPES OPERATED BY FIREBOATS

Issue 21 and Volume 24.

AUXILIARY PIPES OPERATED BY FIREBOATS During the years of, and from 1886 to 1891 we had several occasions to use the fireboat streams inland, necessitating the laying of thousands of feet of three and one-half-inch hose, up hills ranging from seventy to ninety-four feet above the level of the river, and requiring a water pressure of from 200 to 300 pounds, which was great wear and tear on the hose. It was then that iron pipe was first introduced for fireboat use. The topography of Cleveland is very different from other cities operating fireboats, because of the fact that on each side of the Cuyahoga river are these steep grades.of from seventy to ninety-four feet, up which the water must be forced before the level streets of the city are reached. Other cities, with little or no rise from the waterfront, would be rid of one of the most difficult…

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