Questions and Answers

Issue 5 and Volume 89.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Headers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Volume and Loaded Weight of Hose To the Editor: What amount of water will a 50-foot length of standard 2 1/2-inch hose hold? Weight of same? Thank you. A. H. Answer: First find the cross section area of the hose. This is done by multiplying the diameter by itself and then multiplying the product so secured by 0.7854. This gives us a cross section area of 4.908750 square inches. Multiply this by the length of the hose line in inches, which is 600, and we get 2,945.25 cubic inches in the line of hose. One gallon equals 231 cubic inches. Dividing, we find that the hose contains 12.75 gallons. The weight of one gallon of water equals 8.35 pounds and the weight of 12.75…

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