Issue 12 and Volume 66.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Conducted by NOTE—Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified. Testing Fire Ladders To the Editor: After ladders of the various methods of construction have been used for several years and have become chafed, broken and repaired, weakened or deteriorated for any reason, what is the rule to be followed or tests to be made to determine if they are still fit for fire department use? Respectfully, Elyria, Ohio, July 9, 1919. N. W. Answer: A good test to follow in determining whether a ladder is in condition for service is as follows: First have two men go up the ladder, rung by rung, both standing on the same rung at the same time. This determines the fitness of the rungs. Then have…

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