Leadership

When and How the 3-inch Hose Line Should Be Used

Issue 1 and Volume 74.

When and How the 3-inch Hose Line Should Be Used Advantages of This Type of Hose as Ground Lines of Hydrants and Pumpers—Much Better Results Obtained by Its Use in Large Fires THE necessity for the use of 3-in. hose for fighting large fires where powerful streams are desired is set forth in the following paper, especially where the full rapacity of the pumper is being used from several lines. The question of the relative advantages of 2 1/2 and 3-in. hose have been discussed from many angles and Mr. Manning’s paper will be found a valuable addition to the subject and well worthy of careful reading. While there are at least three sizes ot hose larger than the regulation 2 1/2“, namely 2 5/8 3″ and 3 1/2″, to the best of our knowledge there is little of the latter made or used at least in the standard 50-ft.…

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