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    Cool Remote monitors

    did a search and couldn't find a thread, looking to put a remote monitor that raises to prevent anyone from having to climb on top and falling off, sounds like NFPA was going to make it a requirement and then pulled it. If you use them do you like them and which one make model. THank,
    PS I know they are expensive!

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    Raises up from where?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Question rises?

    it seems most manufactures offer it to raise/rize up from above pump panel to get more clearance, I hope this makes more since.

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    And how is this going to avoid climbing up there??
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    hes talking about a remote controll deck gun. You can raise it and controll direction from a remote while standing on the ground.

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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh. Carry on.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    The Task Force Tips Extend-A-Gun raises about 18" from it's stowed position, allowing it to clear cab-mounted warning lights, ladder racks, and the such. However, this is done manually, and requires personnel on top of the rig to operate it. We run these on all of the engines at work.

    I sounds like you're asking about the much more expensive TFT Hurricane or Monsoon series deck guns, which are remote controlled from the pump panel, or a wireless remote control.
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    Akron would be the Deckmaster (with or without optional electric riser which gives extra 12" extension. Or the Akron Renegade.

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    I've been sitting here trying to figure what possible situation would require a 2000GPM deck gun. If the fire is THAT big, then the truck is too close to begin with.

    And better yet, what functional purpose a fog nozzle serves on a deck gun attached to the roof of a truck. I can see the use on a detached monitor for a tank fire or something. But what on earth is a fog pattern going to do from the roof of the truck besides create a nice breeze for the pump operator?
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    Wink akron

    have been looking at akron deck master with optional riser kit, sounds and looks cool pretty $$$$, anyone use one or anything? Now that were all on the same page of music, wink wink.

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    We've got two rigs equipped with the Akron Deckmaster and Sabermaster nozzles. The rigs have 20" raised roofs and the deck guns raise up and gives 360 degree of operation, well not quite because I don't believe the monitor has quite 360, but close to it. The Deckmaster does not require an additional riser because it's built in. The nice thing about the Sabermaster is that it is a 1250 fog with a 2" smooth bore in the center, avoids climbing up to change tips from fog to solid stream.

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    This, IMO is one of those things where you need to weigh out use v. cost. If you can count on your 2 hands the number of times you've used the wagon pipe in the past 10 to 15 years, then it's probably not worth it...again IMO. Now if it's something that gets used regularly... then it may be worth spending the money on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoofTopTrucky View Post
    This, IMO is one of those things where you need to weigh out use v. cost. If you can count on your 2 hands the number of times you've used the wagon pipe in the past 10 to 15 years, then it's probably not worth it...again IMO. Now if it's something that gets used regularly... then it may be worth spending the money on.
    Exactly what we thought and decided to eliminate any deck gun at all in favor of the remote monitor and an extra LDH discharge. In recalling the last 12 years not one of our wagon pipes was truly effective and we almost always went to the ground monitor. Nevermind considering the electronic remote guns at a hefty price tag.

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    We use the Akron Deckmaster with Sabermaster nozzle. Expensive setup if it is something you may not use much. We use them enough. Takes a fully involved garage fire to mop up very quickly. Gun remote control is on the pump panel with an auxillary control box and tether. Remote box can be plugged in jacks located on each side of the engine. We also carry an Elkhart Stinger with 4" intake for remote work. The Sabermaster combination/smooth bore nozzle is amazing. Only time you need to climb up top is for cleaning and lubing. When Pierce installed it, they made it even with the cab roof in stored mode to take full advantage of the raise feature. Engine was $550,000 so the extra $10,000 was not a big deal in as much as we do use the monitor regularly.

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