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Hose Load for 1 1/2-Inch Preconnects

Issue 10 and Volume 128.

Hose Load for 1 1/2-Inch Preconnects features After experimenting with various types of hose loads for preconnected 1 1/2-inch lines, two neighboring fire departments in New York State, one paid and the other volunteer, have developed a load that they feel meets their requirements. Their main objective was to devise a way of packing 200 feet of 1 ½-inch hose so that one man could stretch it to a fire with minimum effort. The Village of Endicott Fire Department, which is paid, and the Town of Vestal Fire Department, which is volunteer, worked together in testing a variety of hose loads. The two departments agreed that 200 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose was the ideal length for most situations in which they use a preconnected line. After much trial and error, they developed their own hose load. One man can stretch this load of 200 feet of hose without becoming…

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