New Use for Fire Department Pumpers

Issue 11 and Volume 96.

New Use for Fire Department Pumpers A new use of fire department pumpers has been demonstrated and can be applied perhaps most advantageously in connection with the national defense program. This consists of using a fire department pumper as a booster pump in the waterworks system, such as in pumping from one dead-end main on one street to a dead-end water main on another street to strengthen the water supply on one of the dead-end pipes. Furthermore, there are cases where a gridiron may feed a long dead-end pipe which, due to its length, will furnish only a small amount of water at the end hydrant. A fire department pumper connected to a hydrant on the nearest portion of the gridiron and pumping into the nearest hydrant on the dead-end main with the gate valve shut off at the connection of the dead-end main to the gridiron will permit raising…

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