Testing of Triple Combination Drafting from River
The three views herewith show an interesting test of a pumper recently held. The apparatus shown on the bridge is a Reo-Childs triple combination pumper and is taking draft nineteen feet from a river. The water was pumped through 550 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose, up a hill from the bridge, which is twentyfive feet in height, and with the use of 7/8-inch nozzle. One hundred and forty G. P. M. were obtained at a 55-pound nozzle pressure. The two streams shown were reproduced from two lines of hose, one 350 feet in length and the other 250 feet in length, equipped with a 7-inch nozzle. The total discharge was 752 G. P. M.