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TEST OF THE CONRAN STANDPIPE

Issue 24 and Volume 44.

TEST OF THE CONRAN STANDPIPE Mention of the test of the Conran standpipe at Long Island City was made in the last issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, to which the following descriptive particulars of this important invention may be added. The standpipe was 6 in. in diameter and its height, extended, was 176 ft.; lowered, 162 ft. The limit of the raise and lower is governed by the height of the lower floor. Two lines of 2 1/2-in. rubber hose siamesed were coupled at the base of the pipe and furnished with water at 150-lb. pressure. Along the standpipe were eleven iff-in. nozzles at intervals of over to ft. each. These nozzles threw streams 100 ft. horizontally and could be operated in any direction singly or together. From this it will be seen that an ordinary first-size steamer could furnish pressure sufficient to force streams on any door or…

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