Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 8 and Volume 74.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS “He that questioneth much shall learn MUCH”-BACON NOTE—Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified. Sediment in Gasoline Tanks of Motor Fire Apparatus To The Editor: We are having considerable trouble with our gasoline lines from gas tank to carburetor stopping up, and upon inspection we find that the tank contains from four to eight pounds of sediment of some kind, of which I am sending you a sample for analysis. This is a very serious handicap in responding to alarms of fire and pumping at fires as it renders the apparatus useless and out of service until gasoline line is cleaned out. We have been filling our tanks from filling stations and it seems impossible for sediment of this kind to enter the tank from this…

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