Questions and Answers

Issue 8 and Volume 94.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Results When Taking Suction To the Editor: On our fire truck we have a small booster pump (rotary) and carry 300 gallons of water with us. We are wondering, if we had 21/2-inch hard suction to attach to the rotary pump if we could lift water 28 feet and at the same time give sufficient pressure on a 11/2-inch hose line. Also on the truck is a single-stage centrifugal 500 gallon pump. What would happen if we would place a 4-inch suction hose (10 feet) on the pump and attach to it a 234-inch hard suction hose? Or what would happen if this operation were reversed? W. B. T. Answer: I question whether a small booster pump could raise water twentyeight feet by suction.…

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