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    Default Disposing of outdated/unservicable LDH

    How are you disposing of LDH that is of no value to fire service? Worst case is paying cash to landfill. Is there an alternative disposal method? Recycle value?

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    Marinas for pleasure boats love it for lining the sides of docks as bumpers...
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    Some construction companies use it to pump water away from their job sites.

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    Works good for edge protection for rescue ropes, if you're into that sort of thing.

    Can small segments be salvaged, or is every inch bad? If you can cut 12"-18" sections, use it to sleeve existing hose. Put a sleeve at each end just in from the coupling. Helps keep the hose from bending to sharp right out of the coupling, and it is in place in case it springs a leak.

    If a leak happens, empty the hose and pull the sleeve down to cover the leak, usually with the help of a pair of vicegrips. When the hose is charged it expands and seals against the sleeve. No leak.
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    Cut sections about 18"-24" long and use them to cover the A and B post of car after cutting...

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    I asked at our recycle yard today, I got blank looks. Our maintenence dept (sorry guys facility management) keeps pestering us for old hose. But I don't know what they do when there done destroying it.

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    Cut a section about 12" long, and fold it over. Put a couple of grommets through it in the corners and you have a decent little tool pouch....

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    We have 3 really common uses for them:

    1) (already mentioned) Cut sections to cover posts during extrication
    2) (already mentioned) Rivvet ends and make a tool pouch. Both for personal gear (small hand tools) and for apparatus equipment (spanners, hydrent wrenches)
    3) Take an end with an entact coupling. Cap that coupling off. Cut about a 6 to 8 foot length. open up the other end and pour 3/4 full of sand and 1/4 of water. TIGHTLY close that end (Rivvets, as many as you need....tons of stuff like that). This gives you a perfect barrier to use on Hazmat incidents where you need to contain a liquid. We have about 20 on our Hazmat truck and 2-3 on all of our truck companies. Works very well.

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    Cut sections in 18" to 24" in length. We use them on auto extrications to cover the A,B,C... pillars after we have cut them. we use to try to decrease the chance of personnel or equipment getting hurt or damaged on any sharp corners and edges.

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    Make hose dummies for training?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
    Make hose dummies for training?
    Why should they make hose dummies? There's plenty of them already assigned to the engine

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    Cut it and recouple it for Pony lengths - then use the scrap for tool pouches and edge protection...

    I just wanted to join the club in answering around your question

    We take ours to the county landfill and they may use it for their own needs or just add it to the pile. Never had anyone ask us to pay to dispose of it.
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