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    We just upgraded to newer airpacks that have UACs on them. We are looking into how we can form out own rit kit because mutual aid is 20 minutes downhill from us. Do they make 60 minute low pressure cylinders? How have other fire districts managed?
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    Anyone using low pressure have RIT?

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    Well, They don't really make air bottles "with any time limit".. If your looking for more air, you need more cubic feet.. I.E a 49 cu 'ft air cylinder holds less air than a 60 cu'. .. I'm not sure if there are bigger low pressure bottles, but I know scuba (3200 psi) bottles can go well over 90 cubes.

    And yes we do R.I.T with low pressure...

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    We run low pressure RIT but we use a 60 min 4500 bottle so use get 2 fills with it. well actually 1 then use the bottle it self if you have to.

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    So then do you fill the bottle at another dept? what happens when you connect to 4500psi? does it bleed off to 2216 or do you fill the bottles to low pressure?

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    no one in our county uses 4500psi scba's so that's not a issue and yes we fill the bottles at a fire dept. in a differant county about 45 minutes from us. If we connect to the universal RIT connection it equalizes the 2 bottles to about 2216. Depending on how full the "victims" bottle is.

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    Awesome. So if the 'victim's tank is not very low will the low pressure pack blow off a relief valve or something? Have you tried this in the classroom and seen what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakescrossing View Post
    Awesome. So if the 'victim's tank is not very low will the low pressure pack blow off a relief valve or something? Have you tried this in the classroom and seen what happens?
    We have Scott 2216 psi scba and a 4500 psi RIT PAK. When you hook the 4500 psi bottle to 2216 pak it fills the cylinder and then when the 2216 cylinder is full there is a bleed off relief valve that doesn't allow overfilling.

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    i think i understand now. So you only get one bottle fill/top off with the system. Fyredup, does this set up work well for you? We received newer packs through a hand-me-down system in our state. Part of this package came with what we believe is a rit style hose.

    Additionally, do you have any training ideas to introduce volunteers to this system. Our vollies have never delt with rit because we 1) dont have enough to normally practice this and 2) had no way to connect or buddy breath with 1989 scott 2.2s.

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