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    Default One for the ladies :D

    If the guys can look at their pretty pix about fire fighting equipment, so can we.


    http://community.webshots.com/photo/...00442649BOBHAk

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    Nice truck, but the hoses are on the verge of getting tangled up. That's a big no-no for us. Keep your hoses in order..
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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    If the guys can look at their pretty pix about fire fighting equipment, so can we.


    http://community.webshots.com/photo/...00442649BOBHAk
    great pic.

    which kind of nozzle is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfireball View Post
    great pic.

    which kind of nozzle is this?
    I'll see if I can find out for ya French. I figured tho, that since the guys were looking at rubber boobs...uh...boots, we could look at...um...... turnout pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfireball View Post
    great pic.

    which kind of nozzle is this?

    Nozzle??....... Nobody recognized me in the Photo but they're talking about my Nozzle??? ......... Wow.....


    By request, I've researched the photo's Nozzle and here ya' are:

    I haven't gotten into an Akron Brass catalog yet to check if they're still available, but that makeup is actually two parts, with a third missing.

    Starting at the hose Coupling, the first part is called a Playpipe. The first Playpipe designs came with the Hand Operated Pumps as far back as 1810. It is just a piece of Brass, shaped as a short piece of pipe that narrows as you go out from the coupling. The "In" or Female end is usually 2.5 inches in diameter, narrowing to 1.5 inches at the top. The pointed or hook thing on top is cast into the pipe when it is manufactured, the purpose of it is to hold onto a ladder rung, a windowsill, or other object to help ease the backpressure on the Nozzleman's arms. A separate piece is the Shutoff valve, which is shown in the photo. This is a 1.5 inch ball valve with a "Bail" handle for turning the water on or off. Playpipes with Shutoffs were not part of the American Firefighting scene until the early years of the 20th century. Missing in the photo is the Nozzle tip, which is either fog or straight stream, depending on your preference (I ain't starting THAT again ). Playpipes aren't very common today, but some departments still use them.
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    "Playpipe". Isn't that something them Scotsmen do to make lots of noise, while wearing their skirts or something like that?
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    Thanks Harve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Nozzle??....... Nobody recognized me in the Photo but they're talking about my Nozzle??? ......... Wow.....


    By request, I've researched the photo's Nozzle and here ya' are:

    I haven't gotten into an Akron Brass catalog yet to check if they're still available, but that makeup is actually two parts, with a third missing.

    Starting at the hose Coupling, the first part is called a Playpipe. The first Playpipe designs came with the Hand Operated Pumps as far back as 1810. It is just a piece of Brass, shaped as a short piece of pipe that narrows as you go out from the coupling. The "In" or Female end is usually 2.5 inches in diameter, narrowing to 1.5 inches at the top. The pointed or hook thing on top is cast into the pipe when it is manufactured, the purpose of it is to hold onto a ladder rung, a windowsill, or other object to help ease the backpressure on the Nozzleman's arms. A separate piece is the Shutoff valve, which is shown in the photo. This is a 1.5 inch ball valve with a "Bail" handle for turning the water on or off. Playpipes with Shutoffs were not part of the American Firefighting scene until the early years of the 20th century. Missing in the photo is the Nozzle tip, which is either fog or straight stream, depending on your preference (I ain't starting THAT again ). Playpipes aren't very common today, but some departments still use them.
    thanks for the infos,great to learn,always.

    what about your private nozzle?straight stream?i bet for that,you seem powerful,roflmao!!
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    Harve
    I think you have been well and truly ZINGGGGED!!

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    I can't tell, is it straight bore or fog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Well.......... Er...... Ahh.............. Umm............ Never mind.

    it is important!!lmao.
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    Nozzle??....... Nobody recognized me in the Photo but they're talking about my Nozzle??? ......... Wow.....



    You asked for it Harve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    You asked for it Harve!

    Actually, the person who asked if I could identify that Nozzle asked for it........... Oh Nevermind.............
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    I think you're in the position of a guy shovelling a truck load of wheat Harve. Every shovel scoop you take, your feet sink deeper. You sexual icons have that problem a lot I've noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Actually, the person who asked if I could identify that Nozzle asked for it........... Oh Nevermind.............
    so the nozzle,which manufacturers?do you know?lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Actually, the person who asked if I could identify that Nozzle asked for it........... Oh Nevermind.............
    Pbbtttttttttttttttttt

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    His equipment looks fine to me.
    What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?

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    Harve, it seems you have impressed the ladies with your straight-forward approach. I think they like your confidence in you knowledge about your nozzle. If I were you, I'd leave it with them knowing that you are highly trained in the proper use and care of said nozzle. I'm sure Mrs. Woods would vouch for that..









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    You guys just make sure to keep your equipment in good condition, clean and ready for inspection by your various chiefs.
    Last edited by firecat1; 12-15-2008 at 02:18 PM.

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    Post Not Me..........

    I'm not here, I haven't been here, I know nothing about this thread. I'm surfing in Ocean City or something.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    You guys just make sure to keep your equipment in good condition, clean and ready for inspection by your various chiefs.

    well said!!!
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