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    im doing an english essay and want to now which you prefer. Please keep it simple, i dont need a full evaluation of each I just want to know your preference.

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    Not to be an *********, but if you try a search you will find a wealth of information. There have been many threads with MANY opinions and MANY "scientific" claims. So if you do a search I am sure that you will find what you are looking for.


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    What RFRD says is spot on. But to add a short answer, they both have their merrits and down sides. It depends on the application. Neither one or the other is "better" exactly, except in specific circumstances for which one may be the better choice. Each is 100% dependant upon the specific time and event.
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    Combo. Simple enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Combo. Simple enough?
    yepp combo....even though i never use the fog pattern...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvfd50 View Post
    yepp combo....even though i never use the fog pattern...

    You guys mean "straight" stream right? I combination nozzle can do verying degrees of straight to fog stream.

    Versus a solid stream that comes from a smooth bore nozzle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFJToe View Post
    You guys mean "straight" stream right? I combination nozzle can do verying degrees of straight to fog stream.

    Versus a solid stream that comes from a smooth bore nozzle.

    no.... try again, a combination nozzle is a smooth bore nozzle and a fog nozzle....when you open the bale it is a smooth bore, then if you close the bale you can twist the end to get your fog patterns, power cones and such.

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    I like the combo nozzle. The straight stream delivers a lot of GPM but uses up your tank H2O quickly. If things get bad there is no wall you can put up and it is a pain to hydraulically vent. Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvfd50 View Post
    no.... try again, a combination nozzle is a smooth bore nozzle and a fog nozzle....when you open the bale it is a smooth bore, then if you close the bale you can twist the end to get your fog patterns, power cones and such.
    NO, you try again. A combination nozzle is one that goes from wide fog to a straight stream. This is the industry wide definition. A fog nozzle is a nozzle that will only give a fog pattern. Sometimes found in standpipe stations or used for electrical fire attack because of the inability to form any stream other than a fog pattern.

    The nozzle you are describing is an Akron Sabrejet. It has a smoothbore in the center and a combination nozzle on the outside. It has a combination nozzle built in but is not a combination nozzle for the reason you describe above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    NO, you try again. A combination nozzle is one that goes from wide fog to a straight stream. This is the industry wide definition. A fog nozzle is a nozzle that will only give a fog pattern. Sometimes found in standpipe stations or used for electrical fire attack because of the inability to form any stream other than a fog pattern.

    The nozzle you are describing is an Akron Sabrejet. It has a smoothbore in the center and a combination nozzle on the outside. It has a combination nozzle built in but is not a combination nozzle for the reason you describe above.

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    If the fire goes out with a smoothe bore flowing 150gpm, then it will go out with a straight stream fog nozzle at 150 gpm too. Both types have their distinct pros and cons. As long as both you, your backup, and your pump operator understand the pros and cons when selecting nozzles, then who cares.
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